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The 2021-22 college basketball season will forever be remembered as Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final year on the bench. It will also be remembered as the year that Kansas overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to win the national championship over North Carolina.

The charts and graphs below show the odds movement in the NCAA Tournament futures during the 2021-22 season.

 

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2022 March Madness Favorites

Kansas is a sizable favorite over North Carolina heading into the national championship game on Monday, April 4, 2022.

2022 NCAA Tournament Odds

Team Odds
Kansas -182
North Carolina +145
Duke Out
Villanova Out

Odds as of April 2, 2022, at Barstool Sportsbook.

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March Madness Odds Movement Timeline

  • April 2, 2022: Kansas has opened as a -183 favorite (on average) over UNC in the national championship game. Kansas’ moneyline odds range from -190 to -180. UNC is between +155 and +145.
  • Mar. 27, 2022: With the Final Four set, Duke (+158) and Kansas (+183) are sizable favorites over Villanova (+450) and UNC (+500). Stay tuned to see if the early betting  shifts the lines before next Saturday’s semifinal games.
  • Mar. 26, 2022: After advancing to the Final Four, Duke (+175) is now the favorite. If Kansas moves on tomorrow, the Jayhawks will likely retake that mantle.
  • Mar. 25, 2022: Saint Peter’s made history by becoming the first #15 seed in the Elite Eight; their title odds are still worst among the teams remaining but shortened from +30000 to +5250.
  • Mar. 24, 2022: After beating top-seed Gonzaga, Arkansas has improved to +1000. Houston also made a big jump after beating South Region #1 Arizona; the Cougars are now +375 co-favorites with Kansas.
  • Mar. 20, 2022: #5 Houston make big gains (+2000 to +1100) after dispatching #4 Illinois with relative ease  (68-53). But Gonzaga, Kansas, and Arizona remain the firm top-three favorites.
  • Mar. 19, 2022: #15-seed Saint Peter’s is onto the Sweet 16 after dispatching Murray State. Their title odds improved from +32500 to +15000.
  • Mar 18, 2022: Ohio State made a big leap from +25000 to +10000 after knocking off perennial Cinderella Loyola Chicago.
  • Mar. 17, 2022: Several East Region teams got shorter thanks to Kentucky getting bounced, including #1 Baylor (+1200 to +1025) and #3 Purdue (+2150 to +1450), which didn’t even play yet.
  • Mar. 16, 2022: Notre Dame improved from +50000 to +25000 advancing past Rutgers in the First Four (89-87 2OT).
  • Mar. 13, 2022: With Selection Sunday in the books, the field has been trimmed to 68. Gonzaga (+300) remains head-and-shoulders ahead of second-favorite Arizona (+625).
  • Mar. 8, 2022: A few new teams are on the board after winning their conference tournaments: South Dakota State, Longwood, Georgia State. All three are at +50000.
  • Mar. 1, 2022: Baylor improved from +1650 to +1250 after wins over Kansas and Texas, two legit contenders themselves. Arkansas also got a nice boost from +7500 to +5750.
  • Feb. 23, 2022: #1 Gonzaga (+390) is nearly twice as short as any other team; second-favorite Kentucky has seen its odds improve two-fold over the past couple weeks (from +1300 to +750).
  • Jan. 31, 2022: Now riding a 17-game win streak, Auburn’s title odds are in the top five (+1250), while SEC-rival Kentucky also improved (from +2000 to +1300).
  • Jan. 17, 2022: Winners of 13 straight, Auburn improved from +3500 to +1750 and is knocking on the door of the top five. The top-five favorites remained unchanged, though: Gonzaga, Duke, Purdue, Baylor, and Kansas (in that order).
  • Jan. 3, 2022: Top-ranked Baylor has seen the biggest gains over the last couple weeks, improving from _1800 to +1100. Favorite Gonzaga faded from +475 to +650 as little seems to separate the tier-one teams.
  • Dec. 9, 2021: Top-ranked Purdue (+750) is closing the gap on Gonzaga (+475) at the top of the board.
  • Nov. 23, 2021:Team on the rise include Gonzaga (+625 to +592), UCLA (+1250 to +1100), Purdue (+1350 to +1100), and Duke (+1300 to +1167). Teams fading include Texas (+1400 to +1567), Michigan (+1200 to +1600), Alabama (+1900 to +2300), Illinois (+2350 to +2900), North Carolina (+3750 to +4167), and especially Florida State (+2900 to +4267).
  • Nov. 16, 2021: Early returns are excellent for the favored Gonzaga Bulldogs, who moved from +650 to +625 thanks to three convincing wins to open the season, including an 86-74 victory over #5 Texas.
  • Nov. 10, 2021: After impressive opening-night wins over Michigan State and Kentucky, respectively, Kansas (+1450 to +1350) and Duke (+1500 to +1400) both saw their odds improve
  • Oct. 12, 2021: Favorite Gonzaga has shortened to +650 with the start of the season just around the corner. Second-favorite Michigan faded to +1050.
  • Sep. 16, 2021: With Connecticut sports betting coming online soon, residents of the The Nutmeg State will have a chance to bet on UConn (+6000). Unfortunately, Yale, Quinnipiac, and Hartford are not on the board yet.
  • Aug. 2, 2021: The biggest movement in the preseason is by Texas, which has surged all the way from +4000 to +1500, thanks Chris Beard replacing Shaka Smart as head coach.
  • Apr. 6th, 2021: Last season’s runner up Gonzaga has opened as a +900 favorite, followed by Michigan at +1050 on average and UCLA as +1250.

ACC Teams

ACC Team National Championships Year(s)
UNC 6 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009, 2017
Duke 5 1991, 1992, 2001, 2010, 2015
Louisville 3 1980, 1986, 2013
NC State 2 1974, 1983
Syracuse 1 2003
Virginia 1 2019
Boston College 0 N/A
Clemson 0 N/A
Florida State 0 N/A
Georgia Tech 0 N/A
Miami 0 N/A
Notre Dame 0 N/A
Pittsburgh 0 N/A
Virginia Tech 0 N/A
Wake Forest 0 N/A

 

Big 12 Teams

Big 12 Team National Championships Year(s) Final Fours (Most Recent)
Kansas 3 1952, 1988, 2008 14 (2018)
Oklahoma State 2 1945, 1946 6 (2004)
Baylor 1 N/A 3 (2021)
Oklahoma 0 N/A 5 (2016)
Kansas State 0 N/A 4 (1964)
Texas 0 N/A 3 (2003)
West Virginia 0 N/A 2 (2010)
Iowa State 0 N/A 1 (1944)
Texas Tech 0 N/A 1 (2019)
TCU 0 N/A N/A

 

Big East Teams

Big East Team National Championships Best NCAA Tournament Finish (Year)
Villanova 3 Champion (1985, 2016, 2018)
Georgetown 1 Champion (1984)
Marquette 1 Champion (1977)
Butler 0 Runner-up (2010, 2011)
Seton Hall 0 Runner-up (1989)
St. John’s 0 Runner-up (1952)
DePaul 0 Final Four (1943, 1979)
Providence 0 Final Four (1973, 1987)
Creighton 0 Elite Eight (1941)
Xavier 0 Elite Eight (2004, 2008, 2017)

 

Big Ten Teams

Big Ten Teams National Championships Best NCAA Tournament Finish (Year)
Indiana 5 Champion (1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, 1987)
Michigan State 2 Champion (1979, 2000)
Maryland 1 Champion (2002)
Michigan 1 Champion (1989)
Ohio State 1 Champion (1960)
Wisconsin 1 Champion (1941)
Illinois 0 Runner-up (2005)
Iowa 0 Runner-up (1956)
Purdue 0 Runner-up (1969)
Minnesota 0 Final Four (1997)
Penn State 0 Final Four (1954)
Rutgers 0 Final Four (1976)
Northwestern 0 Round of 32 (2017)
Nebraska 0 Round of 64 (0-7 all-time tournament record)

 

Pac-12 Teams

PAC-12 Team National Championships Best NCAA Tournament Finish (Year)
UCLA 11 Champion (1964, 1965, 1967-73, 1975, 1995)
Arizona 1 Champion (1997)
California 1 Champion (1959)
Oregon 1 Champion (1939)
Stanford 1 Champion (1942)
Utah 1 Champion (1944)
Washington State 0 Runner-up (1941)
Colorado 0 Final Four (1942, 1955)
Oregon State 0 Final Four (1949, 1963)
USC 0 Final Four (1940, 1954)
Washington 0 Final Four (1953)
Arizona State 0 Elite Eight (1961, 1963, 1975)

 

SEC Teams

SEC Team National Championships Best NCAA Tournament Finish (Year)
Kentucky 8 Champion (1948-49, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998, 2012)
Florida 2 Champion (2006-07)
Arkansas 1 Champion (1994)
Auburn 0 Final Four (2019)
 Georgia 0 Final Four (1983)
LSU 0 Final Four (1953, 1981, 1986, 2006)
Mississippi State 0 Final Four (1996)
South Carolina 0 Final Four (2017)
Alabama 0 Elite Eight (2004)
Missouri 0 Elite Eight (1944, 1976, 1994, 2002, 2009)
Tennessee 0 Elite Eight (2010)
Vanderbilt 0 Elite Eight (1965)
Ole Miss 0 Sweet 16 (2001)
Texas A&M 0 Sweet 16 (1951, 1969, 1980, 2007, 2016, 2018)

 

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