Before all the action starts, here are your favorites to take home the glory in Arlington, Texas, on April 7 — and where you can get the best odds to bet on your pick.
1. Kansas Jayhawks
Best Odds: 5/1 at Bet 365. A $1 bet returns $6.
The favorites at most places, if you can find someone offering above 5/1, you should take it.
2. Florida Gators
Best Odds: 13/2 at Sporting Bet. A $1 bet returns $7.50.
Good odds at Sporting Bet, as some places have the Gators as joined favorites with Kansas at 5/1.
3. Arizona Wildcats
Best Odds: 15/2 at Bet 365. A $1 bet returns $8.50.
The lowest anyone else is going on the Wildcats is 7/1.
4. Michigan State Spartans
Best Odds: 10/1 at Paddy Power. A $1 bet returns $11.
William Hill is going as low as 7/1 on Michigan making Paddy Power’s odds look pretty good.
5. Duke Blue Devils
Best Odds: 11/1 at Unibet. A $1 bet returs $12.
The average betting for Duke is around 9 or 8/1.
6. Kentucky Wildcats
Best Odds: 12/1 at Bet 365. A $1 bet returns $13.
12/1 seems to be the market average for Kentucky.
7. Syracuse Orange
Best Odds: 12/1 at Paddy Power. A $1 bet returns $13.
Great odds from Paddy Power; most places will only go as high at 8/1 for Carmelo’s alma-mater.
8. Louisville Cardinals
Best Odds: 14/1 at Paddy Power. A $1 bet returns $15.
Once again PP is the best in this one; nobody else comes near 14/1.
9. Wichita State Shockers
Best Odds: 14/1 at Ladbrokes. A $1 bet returns $15.
Some places are as low as 9/1 for Wichita, so 14/1 makes for a great bet.
Best Odds: 22/1 at Sporting Bet. A $1 bet returns $23.
Outstanding odds for Virginia from Sporting Bet. Everybody else is offering in the low teens. So if you think it’s Virginia’s year, get yourself over to Sporting Bet.