March Madness Odds 2022: NCAA Tournament Favorites & Betting Tips

March Madness 2022
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  • March Madness odds are favoring Gonzaga +425 to win the NCAA Championship.
  • We cover who has the best shot to all that way in this years Men’s NCAA Tournament.
  • One of my favorite March Madness longshots is Tennessee at +5000. (Bet $100, Net $5000).

The start of March Madness begins with the first round of the 2022 NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio, and continues through the Final Four in New Orleans. Selection Sunday for the men is Sunday, March 13, 2022.

Odds for March Madness are beginning to heat up as conference tournaments draw nearer. Let’s find out who is favored to win March Madness this year.

Odds to Win March Madness 2022

TeamRecordOpenCurrent
Gonzaga(23-2)+550+425
Kentucky(23-5)+1,800+800
Arizona(24-2)+5,000+850
Auburn(25-3)+12,500+1,000
Purdue(24-4)+4,000+1,000
Duke(24-4)+1,500+1,400
Kansas(23-4)+1,800+1,400
Baylor(23-5)+850+1,800
UCLA(20-5)+1,600+2,200
Texas Tech(22-6)+5,000+2,500
Villanova(21-7)+2,000+2,500
Illinois(19-7)+2,000+3,000
Houston(23-4)+2,000+4,000
Texas(20-8)+3,000+4,000
Tennessee(20-7)+5,000+5,000
Alabama(18-10)+2,500+6,000
Wisconsin(22-5)+5,000+7,000
Ohio St.(17-7)+2,000+7,000
Oklahoma State(13-14)+10,000+7,500
Connecticut(20-7)+6,000+8,000

March Madness Favorites 2022

The favorites for March Madness 2022 are now set by online sportsbooks across the country. Here are the top three that are guaranteed to make a splash.

Gonzaga

The odds to win the NCAA Tournament are favoring Gonzaga at +425. That’s an implied win probability of 19% for the Bulldogs to pick up their 18th March Madness tournament win. Betting on Gonzaga to win at these early March Madness odds would net you $425 off a $100 wager.

Their highly-touted freshman Chet Holmgren – one of the leaders of the first overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft – has been the center of attention and hasn’t been disappointing in any way so far. He is averaging a whooping 14/10/2 on 62% shooting as well as 3.4 blocks per game, along with a handful of dazzling blocks.

Kentucky

At +800 The Wildcats offer real March Madness betting value. Considering Kentucky was +1000 only a few weeks back, we can expect those odds to get even shorter by the time the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 roll around. A $100 wager on Kentucky to win the NCAA Tournament would net $800 now.

They are arguably the most dominant team throughout the year. Leading Calipari’s crew is the towering Oscar Tshiebwe, who averages 16.4 points and 15.2 rebounds per game on nearly 60% shooting.

Arizona

Following on the heels of Arizona are the other Wildcats with Azulolas Tubelis blossoming into a real college basketball star. The Arizona Wildcats are currently average around +850 on most online sportsbooks, down from +1100 not so long ago.

With an implied win probability of just over 10% to win March Madness. You can bet $100 to profit $850 on the Wildcats.

March Madness is one of the most popular times of the year for sports betting. Online sports betting was legalized in New York and Louisiana earlier this year, and Arkansas is set to launch prior to the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

This year’s March Madness will be the most heavily bet March Madness in history. The online sportsbooks listed above are offering the most generous sign-up bonuses & promos for tip-off.

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How to Bet on March Madness

When you learn how to effectively place bets on the NCAA men’s tournament, you want to be the one taking home the bragging right. The odds are against most bettors as you have to rely on them making six consecutive wins as a futures bet.

Outside of odds to win the NCCAM Tournament, you have game odds that include point spreads, moneyline and over/under as the most common March Madness betting types.

March Madness Point Spread Betting

The point spread, over/under, and moneyline may be the most frequent ways to bet March Madness. The spread of the score is a gap between the two teams set up before the final match to balance the level of competition before the game starts.

March Madness Moneyline Bets

Moneyline betting is the easiest way to bet on March Madness: just go with whichever team you believe is most likely to win. Each team is given a value based on the underlying probability of winning the Finals outright, based on moneyline principles.

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March Madness Over/Under

The Over/Under is the projected total number of points scored by both types of teams in their NCAA Championship game. Bettors may wager on the total being Over or Under that total.

March Madness Betting Strategy

Among thousands of factors determining the odds for March Madness postseason betting, the historical ATS data for each and every team is one of the main pieces of information to assist with a betting strategy for March Madness. Other factors that may play an important role include.

  • Wagering on longshots that have performed better later in the season.
  • Elimiating favorites that had close first round games.
  • Keeping an eye on key injuries for top teams.
  • Monitor the betting lines and “Fading the public”.

Men’s NCAA tournament schedule

To see the complete 2022 men’s NCAA tournament schedule, follow the information listed below.

  • Selection Sunday: 6 p.m. ET March 13 on CBS
  • First Four: March 15-16
  • First round: March 17-18
  • Second round: March 19-20
  • Sweet 16: March 24-25
  • Elite Eight: March 26-27
  • Final Four: April 2
  • NCAA championship game: April 4

2022 March Madness: Full Schedule & Dates

Here are the date, location and tournament information for each round of the men’s tournament, including Selection Sunday:

ROUNDDATECITY/SITEVENUE
Selection SundayMarch 13N/AN/A
First FourMarch 15 and 16Dayton, OhioUD Arena
First/SecondMarch 17 and 19Buffalo, New YorkKeyBank Center
First/SecondMarch 17 and 19Indianapolis, IndianaGainbridge Fieldhouse
First/SecondMarch 17 and 19Fort Worth, TexasDickies Arena
First/SecondMarch 17 and 19Portland, OregonModa Center
First/SecondMarch 18 and 20Greenville, South CarolinaBon Secours Wellness Arena
First/SecondMarch 18 and 20Milwaukee, WisconsinFiserv Forum
First/SecondMarch 18 and 20Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaPPG Paints Arena
First/SecondMarch 18 and 20San Diego, CaliforniaViejas Arena
Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 24 and 26San Antonio, TexasAT&T Center
Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 24 and 26San Francisco, CaliforniaChase Center
Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 25 and 27Chicago, IllinoisUnited Center
Sweet 16/Elite EightMarch 25 and 27Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaWells Fargo Center
Final FourApril 2 and 4New OrleansCaesars Superdome

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