When Selection Sunday is done and over with, any of the 68 teams have a chance to win the NCAA Championship. Just when we think we have a front runner in men’s basketball, the top team loses a game or two and we are back to the drawing board. This year, the betting favorites are going to be tough to choose between for how competitive these teams are. Let’s take a look at the March Madness Betting favorites so you can plan your bets against the Final Four odds.
NCAA Basketball Betting | Top March Madness Odds Favorites
Gonzaga Bulldogs +650
The current #1 team in the AP Poll is once again the Gonzaga Bulldogs. They started the season as the top-ranked team and they have claimed their spot at the top again. The Bulldogs have had a good season so far going 14-2 to start the season. The Bulldogs lost close games to both Duke and Alabama.
Gonzaga does have three ranked wins on the season over Texas, UCLA, and Texas Tech. Looking ahead, there are not that many challenging games left for the Bulldogs due to the conference schedule. The conference that Gonzaga plays in will always have bettors uneasy about putting money on the Bulldogs.
While they still do not have the strongest strength of schedule, Gonzaga will still be a threat. With Drew Timme and Chet Holmgren, that will be a tough duo to stop in the tournament. The Bulldogs are likely headed for another #1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and will be a favorite to bet on this year.
Baylor Bears +900
Baylor was the last team that was left undefeated this season before they lost back-to-back home games. The Bears still may be considered the best team in the NCAA but after two losses last week, they were bumped from the #1 spot. The Bears fell four spots, landing at #5 in the AP Poll this week.
The Bears got a much-needed win on the road tonight in West Virginia. Not only is West Virginia a hard place to win, beating Coach Huggins and his team is not an easy task to handle. Baylor stays on the road with a game against Oklahoma next. They still have to play Alabama and Kansas as well this season.
The Bears have two players that are averaging 13 plus points per game, they are led by James Akinjo who averages 13.9 points per game. LJ Cryer has been making a name for himself averaging 13.1 points per game at the guard position. Baylor will have to go through the gauntlet of the Big 12 and if they can get through that, they can definitely go back-to-back.
Purdue Boilermakers +1200
The Boilermakers look to be serious contenders for the Big Ten Title and for an NCAA championship. Purdue may have the toughest duo to guard in all the land. Zach Edey and Trevion Williams have been incredible so far this season for the Boilermakers. The two players were huge in the double-overtime win against Illinois on Monday.
Purdue is in at #4 this week in the AP Poll. On the season, Zach Edey 15.6 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game. Williams is averaging 13.4 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game. Williams is so smooth in the post and can make many shots around the rim. Edey may be the hardest big man to move around to score.
Purdue is playing so well and we have not even mentioned the play of Jaden Ivey and Sasha Stefanovic. Both were huge in the win against Illinois as well. Stefanovic is one of the most dangerous shooters in college basketball and you always need to know where he is on the floor. Ivey is working his way in Player of the Year talk for his play this season. Purdue will be a very tough out come March Madness.