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Kansas March Madness Odds Drop After Selection Sunday, Zags Hold Steady

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Kansas March Madness Odds Drop After Selection Sunday, Zags Hold Steady

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There was very little suspense on Selection Sunday regarding the top dog entering the 2022 NCAA Tournament. It is and has been Gonzaga since the season tipped off in October, with the Bulldogs doing more than enough to hold on to the top spot on the college basketball betting board all year long.

Gonzaga’s odds stayed exactly the same as they were before the March Madness bracket unveiling Sunday afternoon, with the Bulldogs favored to cut down the nets in New Orleans at +350 odds. No. 1-seeded Gonzaga will take on Georgia State in the opening round in the West region, with the Bulldogs favored by -27.5 for the Round 1 matchup.

College Basketball National Championship 2021-22 Odds

Updated: March 13

Team Odds
Gonzaga +350
Arizona +650
Kentucky +800
Duke +1000
Kansas +1100
Baylor +1200
Purdue +1500
Auburn +1600
Texas Tech +2000
Villanova +2200
Tennessee +2200
UCLA +2800

College basketball odds current as of publication and subject to change.

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No. 1-seed Arizona also saw its odds hold steady in the second spot at +650, with no changes after the bracket release. The Wildcats are set to take on the winner of the Wright State-Bryant First Four game in the South region. They could then see the winner of No. 8 Seton Hall vs. No. 9 TCU, and would face No. 2 Villanova in the Elite Eight if chalk prevails throughout the region.

Oddsmakers on betting sites still have Kentucky in the third spot on the board, despite the Wildcats missing out on a top seed. Kentucky ended up as a No. 2 seed and will take on St. Peter’s in the East region, with a favorable path including a potential second-round matchup against No. 7 Murray State or No. 10 San Francisco.

Kansas was the big mover in terms of title odds on Selection Sunday. The Jayhawks were seventh on the board at +1400 early in the afternoon, moving into the fifth spot with +1100 odds after earning a No. 1 seed in the Midwest region. The Jayhawks will take on the winner of the Texas Southern-Texas A&M-Corpus Christi play-in game, with No. 2 Auburn potentially waiting on the opposite end of the region.

Betting apps still give the Blue Devils a good chance to get it done, with Duke listed fourth on the board at +1000 despite slipping to a No. 2 seed. The Blue Devils are a -19 favorite for their first matchup against No. 15 Cal State Fullerton, with either No. 7 Michigan State or No. 10 Davidson potentially waiting in the second round.

Baylor picked up the final No. 1 seed and saw its odds stay the same at +1200. The Bears will take on No. 16 Norfolk State in the East region opener, but could have a tough second-round matchup against the winner of No. 8 North Carolina and No. 9 Marquette.

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Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
Dan Kilbridge
Handicapper Dan Kilbridge writes about college football, MLB and other sports for Bookies.com after spending three years covering Tiger Woods’ comeback and the PGA for Golfweek.