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Filling out a perfect bracket is virtually impossible, but that shouldn't stop you from trying to predict which two teams will meet in the championship game of the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Thankfully, the folks at FanDuel Sportsbook have you covered.
There's a "Name The Finalists" prop bet that allows bettors to combine two teams that they think will meet in championship game, with 6-to-1 or better odds on all of the combinations.
And the teams that are available are certainly telling.
Since 1985, 33 No. 1 seeds and 13 No. 2 seeds have made an #NCAATournament Championship appearance. Which two No. 1/2 seeds do you think have the best shot of battling it out in this year's #MarchMadness Title? pic.twitter.com/ISuGY8NrNV— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) March 22, 2019
Duke is the heavy favorite to win the tournament, and the Blue Devils are unsurprisingly included in each of the four matchups with the best odds. A potential championship matchup between Duke and the Virginia Cavaliers is the most likely scenario, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, with +600 odds. Duke versus North Carolina (+1000), Duke versus Kentucky (+1300) and Duke versus Tennessee (+1300) are the next options, with a Virginia versus Gonzaga finals matchup also coming in at +1300.
No. 1 seeds in NCAA Tournament:— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 17, 2019
It's the 2nd time 3 teams from a single conference are 1 seeds, joining the Big East in 2009.
The only 1 seed not from the Big East that year won the tournament (North Carolina).
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