NCAA Tournament Odds: Baylor and Gonzaga Leading Among Favorites to Make the Final Four

David Kaestle
Gonzaga remains the No. 1 team in the nation.
Gonzaga remains the No. 1 team in the nation. / Soobum Im/Getty Images

While it had a rocky start, the college basketball season is still humming along toward an NCAA Tournament that will actually happen this year. It will look a little different, being played within an NBA-style bubble in Indianapolis, but it is scheduled to happen on time after being cancelled last season.

As the conference tournaments approach at the start of next month, the favorites in the odds to win the National Championship and make the Final Four are really starting to become more and more concrete.

NCAA Tournament Odds 2021

Gonzaga and Baylor remain the top-two teams in the odds across the board, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's college basketball odds. When it comes to winning it all, Gonzaga (+280) has the slight edge over Baylor (+320), then there's a big drop off with Michigan (+900), Villanova (+900) and Illinois (+1400) rounding out the top five.

In the odds to make the Final Four, Gonzaga and Baylor again lead the way, both currently holding -300 odds. It says a lot about the talent and confidence of these two teams compared to the rest of the college basketball field that they both have minus odds, even this late in the game. Michigan (+145), Villanova (+145) and Texas (+250) round out the top five there.

Finally, the oddsmakers basically have Gonzaga and Baylor as virtual locks to be No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, both with -20000 odds. Michigan at -250 is third in those odds.

There is still some basketball left to play, but without a serious collapse from these top teams, it's safe not to expect too many changes. Then again, it's called March Madness for a reason.

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