The Sweet 16 field is set and Kentucky remains the cream of the crop as they’re still listed at even money to win the title. Upsets to Villanova and Virginia opened up the East Region for NC State, Louisville, Oklahoma, or Michigan State to make the Final Four.
Below shows how the odds have changed since the preseason at The Greek and how they’ve changed from the start of the tourney at 5Dimes:
|Team||Odds before Elite 8||Odds before Sweet 16||Odds before Tourney||Odds in Preseason (Greek)|
Notably Michigan State has made a massive move from +7000 to +1500 while Gonzaga has also made a sizable stride going from +1950 to +1000. Kentucky is still a big favorite overall at even money with Duke and Arizona the closest contenders.
Odds to win each region prior to the Sweet 16 (via BetOnline):
South: Duke +120, Gonzaga +150, Utah +400, UCLA +1600
East: Michigan St +150, Louisville +250, Oklahoma +250, NC St +600
Midwest: Kentucky -400, Notre Dame +650, Wichita +750, WVU +2000
West: Arizona -120, Wisconsin +155, UNC +800, Xavier +2000
You can also view all the pre-tournament odds for each team to make the Sweet 16, Final 4, and Championship.
Are you holding a big payday if Michigan State or Louisville can go all the way? Or are you on Kentucky against the field and letting it ride? Feel free to leave your comments below.