March Madness odds are based on a team’s record and the teams that they have faced during the tournament. These odds are updated throughout the tournament and can change based on a team’s performance. These odds are not a guarantee that a team will win the tournament and should be used for entertainment purposes only.
March Madness Odds – 68 Teams
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is a three-week event that starts in mid-March and ends in early April. The tournament is the biggest sporting event in the United States and attracts over 50 million Americans to bet on it every year. The AGA estimates that over $10 billion will be placed on the event this year alone at legal US online sportsbooks.
This year, there are 68 teams competing in the tournament. Of these teams, 32 are automatic qualifiers and 36 are at-large teams that the committee picked from among conference champions.
These 68 teams are spread across the country. Many of them are from Power 5 conferences and some are non-conference teams.
While there are no guarantees that a team will make it to the Final Four, these teams do have a great chance of making the most of their opportunity. This is especially true for the top seeds who have already beaten their way through the bracket.
UConn has been the only consistent favorite in the tournament so far. The Huskies have won their last seven games and will face San Diego State on Monday night in the title game.
Connecticut has been favored by 7 1/2 points against San Diego State, with the total set at 131.5. This is a team that hasn’t lost by more than a point in the tournament this season, but it will need to play well against the Aztecs’ suffocating defense to have a chance at winning the championship.
The other teams to watch in this year’s tournament include Alabama, which has a chance to make it to the Elite Eight for the first time since taking down Houston in December. Kentucky, which has won six national titles, will also be a top contender.
Purdue, meanwhile, is looking to return to the Final Four after losing to Kansas in the Big Ten tournament last season. This is a team that has been on a roll since the start of the season.
Other schools that are worth watching this year include Oklahoma State, Michigan State, and Arkansas. While these schools are not ranked high enough to compete with the top teams, they have been playing consistently well this season and could be a surprise in the Elite 8.
A Georgia Tech professor used statistics to estimate how unlikely it is for people to score a perfect bracket in the history of the NCAA Tournament. His model estimates that the chance of scoring a perfect bracket is 1 in 120.2 billion, which is 70 million times better than the chances of a coin flip.