Best Bets To Make for This Year’s NCAA Final Four
Best Bets To Make for the NCAA Final Four
It's that time of year. Once the NFL concludes, the focus for most sports fans shifts to college basketball. The excitement is all year long for people like myself, but for many, conference tournaments and the NCAA Tournament are what matters. Luckily, I've been watching the season throughout the entire year and have a couple of options I'd like to share on who could sneak into the Final Four.
Here are a few teams that you can consider betting on to make the Final Four.
Final Four Bets
Gonzaga Bulldogs -115
You're not getting the best price, but it's because the Gonzaga Bulldogs are a special team with high expectations. Gonzaga is second in the nation in offense and sixth in the nation in defense according to KenPom. The reality is, to win the NCAA Tournament or even get into the Final Four, teams have to be reliable on both ends of the court. The Bulldogs are 24-2 on the year with losses on neutral courts to Duke and Alabama. The Bulldogs have wins against Texas, Texas Tech, and UCLA, so Gonzaga is clearly capable of winning big games. The Bulldogs are a fast offense that can get out to a big lead early and hold it. So while this isn't the best option for value, Gonzaga to make the Final Four is a pretty reasonable bet, especially when they get the number one seed.
I'm not sure fans would love so many west coast teams in the Final Four. But it is what it is. If you haven't been able to watch Arizona, you're missing out. The Wildcats are 25-2 on the season with two losses to Tennessee and UCLA. So basically, there are no bad losses to kill Arizona with. Just like Gonzaga, Arizona is a fast offense that can put you away quickly. On the defensive end, the Wildcats have held opponents to 40.5 percent from inside the arc. It's hard to score against Arizona but the Wildcats score easily against most opponents. Take a look at Arizona at plus money!
Other Teams to Think About:
- Kentucky +145
- Auburn +240
- Duke +300
- Baylor +400
- UCLA +650
- Houston +750
By now you should see the theme. All of these teams are consistent on the offensive end and on the defensive end. The quality offenses might not travel every game. But really good defense and really good effort will travel. You might end up shooting below average from the field, but there should never be a time where a team struggles to get stops at a consistent pace in regards to its average. All of these teams mentioned are top 20 in offense and top 20 in defense when it comes to efficiency.
Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.