The chaos of March Madness caused us upset, Cinderella and even peacocks, but now after two weeks of tournament play, there are only four teams left while we are close to crowning this year’s national champion. Now it’s time to take a fresh look at the four-team field to see what the good people of Las Vegas have to say about how the rest of this group could develop.
In a somewhat surprising development, the only remaining No. 1 seed, Kansas, is no the betting favorite to win the chip, according to the updated odds of Caesars Sportsbook. KU’s +190 odds are the second best on the board, behind Duke by a bit. In their Final Four clash, they started as a four-point favorite over Villanova, No. 2 seed, for Saturday’s first double-sided match.
In the second game of the Final Four, Duke opened as a 4.5-point favorite over rival North Carolina with his chances of shorter futures currently on the board among teams that still remain. Meanwhile, UNC, the only team that is not yet a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the field, is not surprisingly likely to have the longest chances of winning it all.
Below is the complete betting board for Saturday’s list along with updated futures.
Final Four odds
- (1) Kansas (-4) vs. (2) Vilanova
- (2) Duke -4.5 vs. (8) North Carolina
- Duc +150
- Kansas +190
- Vilanova +450
- North Carolina +550