With two months of play in 2021-22 NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball season down the drain now, we can start to see who is who is who and who may have a realistic shot at making the 2022 NCAA Tournament coming up in March.
Selection Sunday will be held on Sunday, March 13 with the First Four mini round of play (Play-in games) being held on March 15-16 with the First Round following on Thursday, March 17, and Friday, March 18 two fun March Madness days.
On March 19-20, the Second Round (32) will be held with the Sweet Sixteen scheduled for Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25. The Elite Eight will take place on Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27 leaving just four teams left.
2022 Big Dance in the Big Easy Less Than 2 Months Away
The 2021-22 NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball Final Four will be played on Saturday, April 4 from the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana with the Championship Game two nights later on Monday, April 6. (ESPN, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT).
So with the majority of Non-Conference play complete, 2022 ushered in and conference play in full swing, oddsmakers have released fresh odds for the 2021-22 NCAA Tournament Final Four, a unique Futures market with four winners.
Defending NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball national champions Baylor (+150 to win Make Final Four, BetUS) still haven’t lost a game this season (13-0), and the last time the Bears lost was at Kansas last season on February 27, 2021.
So that’s 31 straight SU Wins for Big 12 Conferencemembers Baylor who quietly stay at No. 1 in all the polls and in KenPom’s respected NCAA Basketball rankings. The Bears beat Gonzaga in last year’s title tilt at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
So besides the 2021-22 NCAA Basketball Championship odds—which we will update tomorrow here—the top online gambling sites also have odds for the Final Four, including progressive sportsbook BetUS who has provided the below odds.
2021-22 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Final Four Odds:
Gonzaga Oddsmakers Favorites but Don’t Dare Overlook Baylor
Perennial West Coast Conference powerhouse Gonzaga are the oddmakers Even money (+100) Favorites to be one of the four Division I Men’s Basketball teams to make the Final Four in New Orleans but may not provide value anymore.
Drew Timme, Chet Holmgren and the Zags made it to the Final Four last year and even the Championship Game but Baylor showed Gonzaga who the better team was and defeated the Bulldogs, 86-70, winning outright as 4½-point Underdogs.
The Big 12 Conference has two great teams with solid chances to make the Final Four in The Big Easy in Baylor (8/1 to win National Championship, BetOnline) and Kansas (12/1) and looks to have better Final Four betting prospects than others.
Making it to the Men’s Final Four is one of the most difficult yet most memorable experiences in all Sports, with Regular Season play, Conference Tournaments, and then the NCAA Men’s Besketball Tournament itself climaxing March Madness.
The SEC is always deep and Kentucky (18/1) as well as hopefuls, Alabama (330/1), Auburn (20/1), LSU (22/1) and Tennessee (40/1). But the Crimson Tide (11-4 SU)
have already lost to Iona, Davidson, Memphis and now Missouri and aren’t all that.
Despite all of its success up in Spokane, Gonzaga (+750) has only made it to two Final Fours (2017, 20210, but from a Future market bettor’s standpoint and from a historical perspective, that’s two times in the last five years for the Bulldogs (40%).
One team to look at making a Final Four run is Big Ten Conference members Purdue (12/1) with the Boilermakers led by Trevion Williams and Jaden Ivey and able to beat absolutely anyone, anywhere at anytime with its veteran and tested Roster.
And the Big 10 Confernce has a number of quality teams who look like they could make a Sweet Sixteen Run but how realistic is it that this conference ends up with two of the Final Four teams in Lousiana on that first anticipated weekend of April?
With Illinois (28/1), Wisconsin (35/1), Michigan (35/1), Wisconsin (35/1), Ohio State (45/1), Michigan State (50/1), and Indiana (100/1) the Big 10 has much talents and some great players but I only see the Boilermakers stong enough.
The Wolverines are dealing with COVID-19 issues and Kofi Cockburn and the Fighting Illinois and EJ Liddell and the Buckeyes are good teams but not great teams and good teams just don’t advance far in the unforgiving NCAA Tournament.
With Selection sunday almost two months away, now is the time to use the better online basketball gambling sites to bet some Props now as Futures odds for the quality teams trying to make the 2021-22 Final Four a well as the 2021-22 NCAA Championship.
2022 NCAAB Tournament Final Four Odds Updated Picks:
Kevin Stott is a sports writer who has covered the Sports Gambling industry for over 20 years, handicapping sporting events for SportsbookReview, Gaming Today and Bleacher/Report and was an award-winning writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s View Newspapers. Stott is an avid sports bettor and a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. ...
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