2025 Final Four Betting Odds

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Final Four 2024

National Semifinal: April 6, 2024

  • #1 UConn 86 – #4 Alabama 72
  • #11 NC State 50 – #1 Purdue 63

National Final: April 8, 2024

  • #1 UConn 75 – #1 Purdue 60

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Odds to win the 2024 National College Basketball Championship

2024-25 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Odds

Team
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Kansas
+1100
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UConn
+1100
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Duke
+1200
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Alabama
+1600
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Houston
+1600
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North Carolina
+1600
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Arizona
+2000
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Gonzaga
+2000
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Baylor
+2200
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Arkansas
+3000
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Auburn
+3000
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Iowa State
+3000
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Kentucky
+3500
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BYU
+4000
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Creighton
+4000
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Purdue
+4000
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Rutgers
+4000
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Tennessee
+4000
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Texas
+4000
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Illinois
+4500
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Marquette
+5000
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Michigan
+5000
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Michigan State
+5000
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Florida
+6000
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Indiana
+6000
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Maryland
+6000
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Miami (FL)
+6000
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Mississippi State
+6000
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Ohio State
+6000
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St. John's
+6000
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Texas Tech
+6000
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UCLA
+6000
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Villanova
+6000
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Wisconsin
+6000
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San Diego State
+7000
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USC
+7000
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Xavier
+7000
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Georgia
+8000
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Kansas State
+8000
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LSU
+8000
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Table of Contents

  1. Best Bets
  2. Highlights Video
  3. All-Time Final Fours
  4. Tips
  5. Buzzer Beaters
  6. Resources
  7. Final Four Appearances
  8. Live Final Four Odds – Tap Here
2024 Final Four Schedule
Event Site Date
Selection Sunday TBS 6:00PM ET Live Stream Sunday, March 17, 2024
First Four Dayton, OH March 19-20, 2024
First & Second Rounds Various Locations March 21 & 22
First & Second Rounds Various Location March 23 & 24
Sweet 16 & Elite 8 Boston, MA &
Los Angeles, CA
March 28-30
Sweet 16 & Elite 8 Dallas, TX &
Detroit, MI
March 29-31
Final Four Phoenix, AZ
State Farm Stadium
April 6 & 8, 2024

Printable Bracket

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Final Four Betting Opportunities

The following are popular Final Four betting options. Remember, these are the last 3 college basketball games of the season. We explain props, fading the public and common straight bets below.

Final Four Prop Bets

Important Note: Some states expressly forbid individual college athlete prop bets. The following wagers may not be available depending on your particular state laws.

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Carefully handicap each Final Four team. Sift through all prop bets for the best opportunities. The following examples explain common Final Four prop bets.

Total Points Each Team

Don’t confuse this prop with an over under total bet. A straight total bet estimates a combined total. These prop bets estimate each team’s total points separately.

Total Team Points – Team One

  • Over/Under 68

Total Team Points – Team Two

  • Over/Under 62½

Look at Team Two’s number. A ½ point total means no tie bets are possible. There are only two possibilities: over or under.

Compare this to Team One’s number. If the result is exactly 68 all bets tie. That means there are 3 possibilities: over, under or tie.

Similar first half props might be offered.

Tip

Add both team’s predicted points together. Compare this number to the game’s total line. Are they consistent? Differences may indicate line moves ripe for sharp betting opportunities.

Team to score the first 10 points in the Championship game

  • Duke +160
  • Gonzaga -210

Which team will score the first 10 points?

Note each team’s juice. Minus numbers indicate the most likely result. Bettors must risk the amount listed to make $100. Plus numbers indicate the least likely. Bettors must risk $100 to win the amount listed.

Tip

Taking the most likely team isn’t necessarily an obvious winner. The least likely team could be a better value. Always research scoring trends of each team.

Individual Player Props

Note: Some states and jurisdictions prohibit prop bets on college athletes.

Top players will have prop bets for:

  1. Points Scored
  2. Rebounds
  3. Assists
  4. 3 Pt Shots Made
  5. Blocks
  6. Free Throws Made

If you’ve studied the players on likely Final Four teams all season, here’s your chance to cash in. These props reward smart college basketball handicappers.

Carefully match each player against the team’s opposition. For example, is it likely a player can score 15 pts against a strong man-to-man defense? Take the under. But against a zone? Take the over if they can penetrate to the paint.

Likewise, can a good defensive player tally blocks against a team with more than one good shooter? If so, take the over. If not, take the under.

Tip

Foul shots might be one of the easiest prop bets to take. Just research each player’s season shooting percentage, including recent tournament numbers. Read more about props betting.

Fade the Public

Suppose North Carolina vs. Kentucky opens Kentucky -6. Kentucky must win by 7 or more points.

First research North Carolina’s record against the spread. Check how often they’ve covered as underdogs.

Second check the line. Suppose it’s moved to Kentucky -8. Remember the sportsbook wants to balance its action. Increasing the line – giving more points to North Carolina – makes taking the underdog Tar Heels more attractive. Don’t continue following the public!

Take North Carolina if they’ve consistently won against the spread. Bet against the public when line moves present an opportunity!

Tip

Wait until 30 minutes before tipoff to see which underdogs get money. This is sharp action coming in. Bet with the sharps.

Spread and Total Straight Bets

Finding good spread bets isn’t hard if you can handicap college basketball. Look for matchups where the sportsbook’s spread overestimates a favorite’s ability to cover. Here you’ll take the underdog.

Also look for matchups where the sportsbook’s spread underestimates a favorite’s ability to cover. Here you’ll take the favorite. It’s OK to be a chalk eater. A small win is better than a big loss.

You can identify good total betting opportunities from a sportsbook’s spread and total numbers. See our over-under calculations. You have an edge if the total isn’t consistent with the calculation.

If the projected total is under the sportsbook’s total, bet the under. If the projected total is over the sportsbook’s total, bet the over.

Tip

Review SB3’s live college basketball odds here. Also review our spread betting and total betting video tutorials.

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Last Year’s Final Four Highlights

Best Final Fours All Time

2012 Kentucky Wildcats

A near-perfect 32-2 season produced another win for John Calipari’s Wildcats. Coming off a SEC championship loss to Vanderbilt, Kentucky steamrolled its way to the Final Four.

A 69-61 close call with Louisville, reminiscent of an epic December battle just months earlier, sent the Wildcats to the Championship against Kansas. There they finished the first half 14 points ahead, later winning 67-59.

1982 North Carolina Tar Heels

A stacked Tar Heels team featuring James Worthy, Sam Perkins and a young Michael Jordan barely made the Final Four, squeaking by a determined James Madison team in the first round.

Coach Dean Smith steered them past Houston the first Final Four game, notching a five point win. Then the Tar Heels faced Georgetown in the National Championship. Foreshadowing future greatness, Michael Jordan sank a jump shot with 15 seconds to go, giving North Carolina a 63-62 lead.

Georgetown turned the ball over to James Worthy on the next possession, ending their attempt to win at the buzzer. The 1982 Tar Heels are considered North Carolina’s greatest team of all time.

1992 Duke Blue Devils

Respect to Mike Krzyzewski’s 1992 Blue Devils, the forefathers of today’s Duke Dynasty.

After a dominant 28-2 regular season, Duke was behind in its Elite 8 matchup versus Kentucky. But Christian Laettner’s legendary buzzer beater sent the Blue Devils to the Final Four. Many still hate Laettner! His last name is a four-letter word, still sour in mouths of Duke’s competitors.

Duke edged by Indiana 42-37 in the semifinal game, later crushing Michigan’s Fab Five 71-51 in the National Final. Grant Hill and Laettner led Duke in final, while Bobby Hurley was named the tournament’s most outstanding player.

1979 Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State, Indiana State, DePaul and Penn made the Final Four.

In the end, Earvin Magic Johnson led the Spartans 75-64 over Larry Bird and the Indiana State Sycamores.

1976 Indiana Hoosiers

Indiana, Michigan, UCLA and Rutgers

Topping a perfect 32-0 season wasn’t a challenge for Quinn Buckner and Kent Benson of Indiana, defeating Michigan 86-68 in an uneventful Final Four. It was Coach Bobby Knight’s first National Championship.

1988 Kansas Jayhawks

Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Duke

Incredibly, #6 seed Kansas pulled the ultimate upset against #1 Oklahoma, winning the game 83-79. Danny Manning led the Jayhawks. It was Kansas’ first national title in nearly 50 years.

Final Four Betting Tips

  1. Refresh your bankroll before Final Four Betting begins. Deposit early to avoid last minute credit card processing glitches.
  2. Monitor Final Four prop bets closely. Visit your sportsbook’s prop page regularly.
  3. Shop college basketball lines at multiple sportsbooks. SB3 has live odds here.
  4. Consider a 2 team parlay on the first two Final Four games if the numbers are favorable. Otherwise stick to straight bets only: spread, total or money line.

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College Basketball Betting Resources

  • College Basketball Betting Guide – Learn how to bet on college basketball with point spreads, totals, and moneylines, plus exotic bets like parlays and prop bets.
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  • College Basketball Conference Futures Odds – See odds to win college basketball conferences, including the SEC, Pac-12, American, ACC, WCC, Big 10, Big East, and Big 12.
  • Undefeated College Basketball Teams – See which teams are still undefeated in the current regular season.
  • Early Season College Basketball Betting Tips – The first couple weeks of college basketball present a unique opportunity to get an edge as oddsmakers try to get their lines right. Learn a couple quick ways to improve your NCAA basketball handicapping techniques.