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The 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed on Sunday night and the four No. 1 seeds are Duke, North Carolina, Virginia and Gonzaga. While those four teams have the ​best odds to cut down the nets in Minneapolis (the location of the 2019 Final Four), the chances of all four of them being the last four standing is unlikely – and the odds reflect that.

In fact, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, the most likely scenario is for two of those teams to reach the Final Four with +150 odds. The next best chance, according to the odds, is that only a single No. 1 seed makes the Final Four at +175.


There is then a jump up to +410 odds for three teams to make it and +650 odds that zero No.1 seeds reach Minneapolis. Amazingly, the worst odds at +2600 is that all four No. 1 seeds make it through.


Since the tournament expanded to 64 teams (it's now 68 teams), all four No. 1 seeds have made the Final Four only one time, in 2008. Even just three No. 1 seeds reaching the Final Four has only occurred five times in that same span.

The good thing about betting on March Madness is there is a ton of data and history to work off. The bad thing is that not all of it seems to matter. Luckily in this instance, it seems like a pretty solid trend has been painted here. But then again, just when you think you have it all figured out, madness ensues.


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