Every March Madness team is just trying to get to Houston. That's where the Final Four — and college basketball glory — await.
The latest: No two paths to the Final Four are the same, and that remains true as we enter the Sweet 16. The Alabama Crimson Tide have the shortest odds to reach the national semifinal despite not being the frontrunners to win it all.
Check out the latest March Madness Final Four odds.
March Madness Final Four odds
Check out the latest odds to reach the Final Four. Click linked odds to add selection to your betslip.
|Team||Odds (March 22)||Odds (pre-tourney)|
|Alabama Crimson Tide||-134||+175|
|Kansas State Wildcats||+200||+900|
|Michigan State Spartans||+250||N/A|
|Florida Atlantic Owls||+400||N/A|
|San Diego State Aztecs||+550||+1,200|
|Miami (FL) Hurricanes||+600||+1,200|
NCAA basketball odds as of 3:11 p.m. on 03/22/2023.
Best March Madness Final Four odds
The favourite: Alabama Crimson Tide (-134)
Most remaining teams in March Madness have had at least a quick brush with calamity. But that hasn't been the case for the Crimson Tide.
Alabama has a pair of 20-plus-point victories so far, albeit against lesser opponents (No. 16 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, No. 9 Auburn). The Tide have shot 38.9% from 3-point range and seen six players score double-digit points at least once.
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Steady performance is part of Alabama's minus-odds stature on the Final Four market. The other key aspect is the road ahead.
No. 2 Arizona was ousted in the first round, leaving No. 5 San Diego State and No. 6 Creighton as the most imposing foes in the region. Given that Alabama entered as the top seed in the entire tourney, it wouldn't surprise anyone to see the Tide make it to Houston.
Other Final Four choices
Best value: Michigan State Spartans (+250)
We've highlighted the Spartans' 12-to-1 title odds elsewhere, and it's easy to see how they could at least make it to the Final Four stage.
The Spartans are a decently experienced team (140th in average D-I experience, per KenPom) with plenty of carryover from last year (107th in minutes continuity). And if any coach is cut out for a trip to the Final Four, it's MSU's Tom Izzo — he's been there eight times before with the Spartans.
Neither of the top-two seeds in Michigan State's East region made it to the Sweet 16, which theoretically creates an easier path for the Spartans.
Coming off a statement win over No. 2 Marquette, it's feasible to believe Michigan State is the class of the region.
Team to watch: UCLA Bruins (+175)
It's not common for a team to face a tougher opponent in the Sweet 16 than in the Elite 8, but that appears to be the fate for UCLA.
The Bruins will face Gonzaga on Thursday as slight favourites, and the winner of that will almost certainly be favoured to reach the Final Four from there (No. 4 UConn and No. 8 Arkansas sit on the other side).
Led by senior forward Jaime Jaquez Jr., the Bruins boast the second-best adjusted defensive efficiency in the NCAA, per KenPom. If UCLA gets past Gonzaga — and that's certainly a big if — this Final Four price will look like a steal.
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