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Odds to win 2018 NCAA Basketball Championship

Jalen Brunson of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates with teammates after defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders

And then there were two. The field of 68 has been slowly whittled down and now only the Villanova Wildcats and Michigan Wolverines remain. Villanova is a heavy favorite to win the national championship, being pegged as -290 chalk for the finals matchup with Michigan, which comes back at +245.

The Wildcats, who have been at or near the top of the oddsboard all season long, have looked absolutely unstoppable during the tournament with more than a few similarities to their national championship-winning team from two years ago. The Wolverines’ road has not been as easy but their stellar defensive play has the team riding a 14-game winning streak entering the finals.

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Odds to win the 2018 NCAA Basketball championship

Odds as of April 2 at Bovada

  • Villanova -290
  • Michigan +245

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The field of national championship hopefuls has been whittled down to four – and it perfectly encapsulates the madness that comes during March. Villanova is -110 to cut down the nets in San Antonio followed by Michigan (+250), Kansas (+350) and Loyola-Chicago (+850). 

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Odds to win the 2018 NCAA Basketball championship

Odds as of March 31 at Bovada

  • Villanova -110
  • Michigan +250
  • Kansas +350
  • Loyola-Chicago +850

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The NCAA men’s basketball tournament has been whittled down to six teams and the Villanova Wildcats are the odds-on favorite at +200 to be the last team standing in March Madness.

Online sportsbook Bovada has Villanova in the top spot followed by Michigan at +220, Duke at +350, Kansas at +650, Loyola-Chicago at +900, and Texas Tech at +1500 to round out the field.

OddsShark has got you covered for March Madness betting analysis and predictions from the tipoff of the First Four to the final whistle of the national championship game.

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Odds to win the 2018 NCAA Basketball championship

Odds as of March 25 at Bovada

  • Villanova (1) +200
  • Michigan (3) +220
  • Duke (2) +325
  • Kansas (1) +650
  • Loyola-Chicago (11) +900
  • Texas Tech (3) +1500

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After five days and 44 games, March Madness has certainly lived up to its name.

No. 1 overall seed Virginia was defeated by 16 seed UMBC on Friday and the race for the NCAA college basketball national title is wide open with Villanova (+500) as the odds-on favorite to cut down the nets on April 2.

With the Cavaliers going home, Villanova is followed on the oddsboard by Duke at +575, Kansas and Michigan State at +900, Michigan and Kentucky at +1000, Gonzaga at +1100, Cincinnati at +1285, North Carolina at +1400 and Xavier at +1600 to round out the top 10.

Villanova, Duke, Kansas, Michigan, Kentucky, and Gonzaga have already punched their ticket to the Sweet 16, while Michigan State, Cincinnati and North Carolina look to survive and advance on Sunday to wrap up the first weekend of March Madness.

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Odds to win the 2018 NCAA Basketball championship

Odds as of March 18 at 5Dimes

  • Villanova +500
  • Duke +540
  • Kansas +900
  • Michigan State +900
  • Michigan +1000
  • Kentucky +1000
  • Gonzaga +1100
  • Cincinnati +1285
  • North Carolina +1400
  • Xavier +1600
  • Purdue +2000
  • Texas Tech +3000
  • West Virginia +3300
  • Auburn +5000
  • Texas A&M +10000
  • Clemson +12500
  • Florida State +15000
  • Loyola-Chicago +17500
  • Butler +19000
  • Nevada +19000
  • Kansas State +23000
  • Syracuse +40000
  • Marshall +50000
  • UMBC +75000

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas, it’s the conference tournaments for NCAA college basketball and before each tourney gets into the quarterfinals, oddsmakers have placed the Virginia Cavaliers, Duke Blue Devils and Villanova Wildcats as +600 favorites to win the national championship.

VIRGINIA AND VILLANOVA HAVE BEEN HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE THE FIELD

The Cavaliers and Wildcats have dominated the ACC and Big East respectively this season and are rightfully at the top of the list at sportsbook BetOnlineVirginia is 28-2 SU this season with only one loss in conference play and held teams to an astounding 52.8 points per game, which ranks No. 1 in the country.

On the flip side, Villanova has the No. 1-ranked offense in the nation, averaging 87.2 points, and is battle-tested in the postseason, having secured a No. 1 seed the last two seasons, including a national championship in 2016. Both of these teams will be tough outs in their conference tournaments and are in line for a 1 seed in March Madness.

CAN ANYONE CHALLENGE THE KILLER VEES?

The public picks like Duke and defending national champion North Carolina (+2000) will always be teams you can count on to make noise in March Madness. But they both have some ugly losses this season that may be hard to reconcile for bettors when getting in a single-game elimination tourney, especially when potentially facing teams like Villanova and Virginia.

Rising teams that should catch your attention include the Michigan Wolverines at +1200 and Xavier Musketeers at +2000. The Wolverines, who won the Big Ten tournament last weekend and seem to play their best basketball in March, are led by junior forward Moritz Wagner.

Xavier is a potential 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and senior Trevon Bluiett has carried his squad to the best record in the Big East. The Musketeers had signature wins vs Cincinnati and Seton Hall in conference play and made it to the Elite Eight in last year’s March Madness tourney. Although they fell short both times vs Villanova this season, the Musketeers were the best rebounding team in the Big East and ranked second in points per game.

ARE THERE SLEEPER TEAMS WORTH WAGERING ON?

All sleepers are worth wagering on in March Madness (except No. 16 seeds). Hence the name. That being said, teams like West Virginia and Florida should be on your radar when the tournament tips off next week.

West Virginia is listed at +2500 and coming out of the Big 12, each game during conference play has the feel of a playoff game due to the talent level and coaching from each squad. The Mountaineers play suffocating defense and Bob Huggins led them to the Sweet 16 last season.

Florida (+2000) is always an intriguing team due to how it performs in the postseason. The Gators made it to the Elite Eight last year and are returning most of their squad from that run. The SEC isn’t as competitive as in years past and with some ugly losses earlier in the year on their resume, the Gators might be throwing bettors off their scent.

ODDS TO WIN THE 2018 NCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Odds as of March 6 at BetOnline

  • Virginia +600
  • Villanova +600
  • Duke +600
  • Michigan State +700
  • Purdue +1200
  • Michigan +1200
  • Kansas +1600
  • Arizona +2000
  • Xavier +2000
  • North Carolina +2000
  • Florida +2000
  • Cincinnati +2000
  • Tennessee +2000
  • Wichita State +2500
  • West Virginia +2500
  • Gonzaga +2500
  • Texas Tech +2500
  • Kentucky +4000
  • Texas A&M +4000
  • Ohio State +4000
  • Saint Mary’s +5000
  • Oklahoma +5000
  • Auburn +5000
  • Virginia Tech +6600
  • Clemson +8000
  • Miami (FL) +10000
  • Missouri +10000
  • Alabama +10000
  • NC State +10000
  • Arizona State +12500
  • Texas +12500
  • Penn State +12500
  • Rhode Island +12500
  • Seton Hall +12500
  • Florida State +12500
  • Notre Dame +12500
  • Arkansas +12500
  • Houston +12500
  • Syracuse +15000
  • TCU +15000
  • Loyola-Chicago +15000
  • Oklahoma State +20000
  • Nevada +20000
  • Middle Tennessee +20000
  • Providence +20000
  • Baylor +20000
  • USC +20000
  • Creighton +20000
  • New Mexico State +20000
  • St. John’s +25000
  • Washington +25000
  • Indiana +25000
  • Louisville +25000
  • Butler +25000
  • UCLA +25000
  • Mississippi State +25000
  • Kansas State +25000
  • Harvard +50000
  • Vermont +50000
  • Florida Gulf Coast +50000
  • Pennsylvania +50000
  • South Dakota State +50000
  • Rider +100000
  • Buffalo +100000
  • Toledo +100000
  • Nicholls +100000
  • Louisiana +100000
  • Montana +100000
  • UNC Asheville +100000
  • Charleston +100000
  • Winthrop +100000
  • Savannah State +100000
  • St. Bonaventure +100000

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