NCAA Basketball National Championship Lines: Arizona Great Pick, Baylor Longshot

NCAA Basketball National Championship Lines: Arizona Great Pick, Baylor Longshot

Odds to win the NCAA Men’s Final Four has changed dramatically since the season’s first week. The preseason favored North Carolina Tar Heels already show 4 losses, which is why UNC is a +2200 underdog choice. Houston, the second choice, is now the 6-to-1 favorite followed by a pair of teams that weren’t ranked in the top ten to start the season, the Arizona Wildcats and the Connecticut Huskies. Check out updated NCAA Basketball Championship Odds along with an odds analysis.

Update Odds to Win the Men’s 2023 College Basketball Championship Title

2023 NCAA Men’s College Basketball Championship

  • When: Monday, April 3, 2022
  • Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

Updated College Basketball Championship Odds

  • Houston Cougars +600
  • Arizona Wildcats +1000
  • Connecticut Huskies +1000
  • UCLA Bruins +1200
  • Kentucky Wildcats +1400
  • Purdue Boilermakers +1600
  • Texas Longhorns +1600
  • Baylor Bears +1800
  • Kansas Jayhawks +1800
  • Duke Blue Devils +2000
  • Gonzaga Bulldogs +2000
  • Tennessee Volunteers +2000
  • North Carolina Tar Heels +2200
  • Arkansas Razorbacks +2500
  • Virginia Cavaliers +2500
  • Alabama Crimson Tide +3000
  • Illinois Fighting Illini +3000
  • Indiana Hoosiers +4000
  • Auburn Tigers +5000

Which team among the Cougars, Wildcats, and Huskies is the best play?

Houston isn’t a good play. Houston’s odds are too low and the Cougs could struggle to score points in the tournament. But the Wildcats and the Huskies are both great plays to win it all.

Connecticut has a key victory over Alabama. Not only that, but UConn, like Arizona, has the requisite inside/outside game to take the title.

Guards Jordan Hawkins and Andre Jackson Jr. make for a great backcourt. Forward Adama Sanogo leads the team in points and rebounds per game. 7’2” center Donovan Clingan is third on the team in points each contest. 

Arizona also deserves attention. The Wildcats boast a deep squad that includes two skilled big men in Azoulas Tubelis and Oumar Ballo while Kerr Krissa is one of the best point guards in the nation. 

If you had to choose one, back Zona. The Cats can go inside or outside and the presence of two bigs with supreme skills is a difference maker.

Which team offering odds between +1200 to +1800 deserves the longest look to win it all?

Scott Drew always has his team ready come tournament time. So if we had to choose, Baylor would be the pick. The Bears boast a talented squad that hasn’t gelled quite yet.

By the time March rolls around, Baylor should be one of the top ten teams in the nation. Then when the tournament starts, Drew will have the Bears playing like a Final Four squad. 

What team at odds of +2000 to +2500 is the one to back at this point to win the NCAA March Madness Tournament?

North Carolina struggled early but in recent games, Huber Davis’ team has rolled. Heading into their game versus Michigan on Dec. 21, North Carolina has won 4 straight both ATS and SU. 

The Tar Heels remain one of the few teams with a top big man, Armando Bacot, and a strong backcourt in Caleb Love and RJ Davis. Last season’s runner ups must be taken seriously now that they appear to have straightened out the issues that plagued them earlier in the season. 

What +3000 to +5000 choice can take the championship?

Alabama is the best among the longshots. Forward Brandon Miller averages over 20 points per game. Miller has a sweet stroke, he shoots over 45% from three, so you can’t leave him on an island. 

Guard Mark Sears can flat out take over a game. Forward Noah Clowney leads the team in rebounds and Jahvon Quinerly, who plays less than 20 minutes per game, leads the team in assists, which tells us Bama runs an offense that requires all players to share the rock. 

If you’re looking to put some money behind a dog with a chance, Alabama looks like the best play.


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