NCAA March Madness 2018

68 teams will enter the NCAA Tournament aka “March Madness,” and in the end, only one team will be crowned national champion for this season. Below are the most trust sportsbooks to bet on the odds to win the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, and we’ve included a preview of the top 10 teams most likely to win it all this season.

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Odds to Win the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

Getting through March Madness and winning the NCAA Tournament is far from easy. To win a basketball futures bet on the national champion, the team you pick must receive either an automatic bid by winning one of the 32 conferences or are given one of the 36 at-large bids by the NCAA Selection Committee, who pick the best teams that did not win their conference tournament. Once March Madness has begun, a team must win 6 games (7 if they are part of the play-in round) in a row without losing a single game to be named national champions for the season.

Odds to Win the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

Moneyline Odds

  1. Virginia -120
  2. Texas Tech +100

Spread Odds

  1. Virginia -1
  2. Texas Tech +1

Over/Under Odds

  1. Over/Under 118

2019 March Madness Bracket Results

Here you’ll find the latest bracket results from March Madness 2019. We’ll be updating it after each round until the tournament is over, so be sure to check back once all the games are over to see which teams are going home and which teams are moving on to the next round.

2019 March Madness Bracket

Top 10 Teams with the Best Odds to Win the 2019 NCAA Tournament

Here is our breakdown of the top 10 teams with the best odds of winning the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship provided by Bovada immediately following Selection Sunday, March 17.

  1. Duke Blue Devils

  • 2019 Season: 1 Seed, won ACC Championship
  • 2018 Results: Lost in the Elite Eight

Duke was the heavy favorite to win it all after coming into this season with a trio of future top 10 draft picks in Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, and Cameron Reddish. Now, heading into March Madness, they check in as the futures favorite to win the national championship once again. Coach K has done another excellent job with the team, and after taking down rival North Carolina on their way toward winning the ACC tournament, we’ll now get a chance to see how the future NBA players do under pressure when it’s win or go home as the tourney No. 1 overall seed.

  1. Gonzaga Bulldogs

  • 2019 Season: 1 Seed, lost in WCC Championship
  • 2018 Results: Lost in the Sweet Sixteen

Coach Mark Few has assembled another talented Gonzaga squad who meets expectations during the regular season but comes into the tournament on a bit of a disappointing note after losing in the WCC title game. However, as my college basketball fans know, Gonzaga is the team that always seems to go far into March Madness, but, ultimately, ends up falling short. Betting on this team is risky and with a tough region draw, it’s hard to see them winning it all.

  1. Virginia Cavaliers

  • 2019 Season: 1 Seed, lost in ACC semifinals
  • 2018 Results: Lost in the First Round

You’re a brave soul if you’re betting on Virginia to win the national championship after last year, which saw the team become the first-ever No. 1 seed to get knocked out of the NCAA tournament by a No. 16 seed. Being on the losing end of a historic upset — one that is unquestionably the biggest in the history of Division I basketball — is something that is rarely recovered from. Virginia won’t lose in the first round this year but don’t bet on them going too far.

  1. North Carolina Tar Heels

  • 2019 Season: 1 Seed, lost in ACC semifinals
  • 2018 Results: Lost in the Second Round

North Carolina enters the tournament with great value, coming in at the fourth spot, according to the odds. Even though they are fourth, their 1-point loss to rival Duke in the ACC tournament showed that they can potentially beat any team in the country with their high-scoring offense coached by Roy Williams. And considering they’re as good as any team on this list, but come in at four should be an eye-opener for handicappers.

  1. Kentucky Wildcats

  • 2019 Season: 2 Seed, lost in SEC semifinals
  • 2018 Results: Lost in the Sweet Sixteen

Coach John Calipari has Kentucky in position for another run in the NCAA tournament after assembling another talented team that will be gone before the end of March. That’s right, you heard me: March. Kentucky was a household name in the Final Four for his first few years at the helm, but he hasn’t led a team to the semifinals since 2015 — so don’t expect more than an Elite Eight run at best.

  1. Michigan State Spartans

  • 2019 Season: 2 Seed, won Big Ten Championship
  • 2018 Results: Lost in the Second Round

Coach Izzo’s Spartans could have been a dark horse to win this year’s championship, but seeing as how they got a bit of a rough draw — and will have to face Duke in the Elite Eight — their chance of winning the tournament plummet significantly. However, Michigan State is a talented team so they have the potential to go far, regardless of who they play.

  1. Michigan Wolverines

  • 2019 Season: 2 Seed, lost in Big Ten Championship
  • 2018 Results: Lost in the National Championship

After coming out of nowhere last season but falling coming up short in the 2018 national championship, Michigan came into this season in the conversation of contenders. It’s safe to say that Michigan has met expectations since they’re entering the tournament as a No. 2 seed. Additionally, they’ll play the always shaky Gonzaga in the Elite Eight most likely, and at the seventh spot in the odds, they are rather undervalued considering they have a favorable path.

  1. Tennessee Volunteers

  • 2019 Season: 2 Seed, lost in SEC Championship
  • 2018 Results: Lost in the Second Round

Until the SEC Championship game against Auburn, betting on Tennessee would have had extremely good value with the eighth best odds, but a massive 20-point loss certainly takes a bit of the air out of their sails. In fact, it’s difficult to say just how well coach Barnes’ squad will perform during March Madness. The most likely scenario is a loss in the third or fourth round, but betting that they will win the national championship is an unwise decision.

  1. Texas Tech Red Raiders

  • 2019 Season: 3 Seed, lost in Big 12 quarterfinals
  • 2018 Results: Lost in the Elite Eight

Coach Chris Beard took the Texas Tech basketball program farther than they’d ever gone during the NCAA tournament last year when he led the team to the Elite Eight, losing to Villanova — the eventual national champion. Even though the Red Raiders were upset early in the Big 12 tournament, expect the team to make a deep run into March Madness and potentially go deeper than last year.

  1. Tied Between Four Teams

  • Auburn Tigers: 5 Seed, won SEC Championship
  • Florida State Seminoles: 4 Seed, lost in ACC Championship
  • Houston Cougars: 3 Seed, lost in AAC Championship
  • Purdue Boilermakers: 3 Seed, lost in Big Ten quarterfinals

Four teams are tied for the tenth spot in the highest odds, but here you’ll find two contenders (Auburn, FSU) and two pretenders (Houston, Purdue). Auburn won the SEC Championship, something two teams ahead of them on this list (Kentucky, Tennessee) failed to do. FSU handily beat Virginia in the ACC tournament before losing to Duke, who’s the best team in the country, in the title game. Both teams have relatively difficult brackets and early tests against quality teams will determine how far they go, but considering how much value is in their betting odds at moment, both Auburn and FSU are well worth the low investment since hedging becomes a possibility if either becomes this year’s Michigan and make it to the national championship.