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2021 NCAA Tournament Odds and Lines

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The field of 64 is set for the 2021 NCAA Tournament and March Madness is about to commence. With the matchups now in place, brackets are ready to be filled out and bettors can start making their picks.

The 2021 NCAA Tournament odds are live. Teams such as Gonzaga, Illinois, Michigan and Baylor are among the betting favorites. Let’s take a look at the current first round odds, game lines, and future betting markets.

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This year, tournament action kicks off on Thursday night with two play-in games. First round action takes place on Friday and Saturday, while second round games will run on Sunday and Monday. While brackets always draw lots of attention, with legal sports betting now live in states such as Illinois, individual game betting figures to be substantial.

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2021 NCAA Tournament Odds

With this year’s field now set, let’s take a look at the first round odds for every game on the board.

THU MAR 18TH
POINT SPREAD
TOTAL POINTS
MONEYLINE
4:00PM
Norfolk State
+1.5
-109
O 135.5
-108
+104
Appalachian State
-1.5
-110
U 135.5
-112
-124
FRI MAR 19TH
POINT SPREAD
TOTAL POINTS
MONEYLINE
4:00PM
Hartford
+25.5
-109
O 141.5
-113
Baylor
-25.5
-110
U 141.5
-107
4:00PM
Utah State
+4.5
-108
O 132.5
-113
+165
Texas Tech
-4.5
-112
U 132.5
-107
-200
4:00PM
Cleveland State
+19
-109
O 135.5
-109
+1300
Houston
-19
-110
U 135.5
-112
-3335
4:00PM
Drexel
+22
-109
O 145
-108
+1900
Illinois
-22
-110
U 145
-112
-10000
4:00PM
Colgate
+9
-109
O 157.5
-108
+340
Arkansas
-9
-110
U 157.5
-112
-435
4:00PM
Rutgers
-1
-109
O 129
-108
-114
Clemson
+1
-112
U 129
-112
-104
4:00PM
Virginia Tech
+1
-112
O 137.5
-108
-105
Florida
-1
-109
U 137.5
-112
-114
4:00PM
Georgia Tech
+1.5
-109
O 127.5
-108
+104
Loyola Chicago
-1.5
-110
U 127.5
-113
-124
4:00PM
Syracuse
+1
-112
O 137.5
-108
-105
San Diego State
-1
-109
U 137.5
-112
-114
4:00PM
Wisconsin
+2.5
-109
O 139
-108
+120
North Carolina
-2.5
-112
U 139
-112
-143
4:00PM
Oral Roberts
+17.5
-109
O 154.5
-110
+1100
Ohio State
-17.5
-110
U 154.5
-109
-2500
4:00PM
Liberty
+9.5
-110
O 146.5
-108
+375
Oklahoma State
-9.5
-110
U 146.5
-112
-500
4:00PM
North Texas
+8
-110
O 125.5
-112
+300
Purdue
-8
-110
U 125.5
-109
-385
4:00PM
Oregon State
+8.5
-109
O 135
-113
+325
Tennessee
-8.5
-110
U 135
-107
-420
4:00PM
Winthrop
+6
-109
O 137
-113
+215
Villanova
-6
-110
U 137
-108
-265
4:00PM
Morehead State
+12
-109
O 137.5
-107
+575
West Virginia
-12
-110
U 137.5
-113
-835
SAT MAR 20TH
POINT SPREAD
TOTAL POINTS
MONEYLINE
4:00PM
Iona
+16
-109
O 143.5
-110
+1050
Alabama
-16
-110
U 143.5
-110
-2000
4:00PM
Georgetown
+5
-109
O 139
-107
+180
Colorado
-5
-112
U 139
-113
-220
4:00PM
Missouri
+2
-109
O 141
-108
+112
Oklahoma
-2
-112
U 141
-112
-132
4:00PM
Maryland
+2.5
-109
O 131.5
-108
+120
UConn
-2.5
-112
U 131.5
-112
-143
4:00PM
UC Santa Barbara
+8.5
-109
O 140.5
-107
+330
Creighton
-8.5
-110
U 140.5
-113
-420
4:00PM
UNC Greensboro
+10.5
-110
O 145.5
-108
+450
Florida State
-10.5
-110
U 145.5
-112
-625
4:00PM
Grand Canyon
+16
-109
O 144.5
-110
+1000
Iowa
-16
-110
U 144.5
-110
-2000
4:00PM
Ohio
+10.5
-110
O 132
-107
+460
Virginia
-10.5
-110
U 132
-113
-625
4:00PM
Eastern Washington
+11.5
-110
O 141
-108
+550
Kansas
-11.5
-110
U 141
-112
-770
4:00PM
Abilene Christian
+10
-110
O 139
-113
+410
Texas
-10
-110
U 139
-107
-560
4:00PM
VCU
+5.5
-109
O 138
-107
+195
Oregon
-5.5
-110
U 138
-113
-240

 

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2021 NCAA Tournament Odds on Tournament Winner

Here is a look at the current 2021 NCAA Tournament winner odds.

Clearly, oddsmakers love teams such as Gonzaga, Illinois, Michigan and Baylor going into this tournament.

Here’s a look at the top favorites and long shots.

Favorites

  • Gonzaga +200
  • Baylor +215
  • Michigan +600
  • Illinois +600
  • Iowa +2000

Long shots

  • Georgetown +10000
  • Utah State +10000
  • Maryland +10000
  • Cincinnati +10000

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March Madness Betting Trends to Know

When it comes to betting on March Madness, sports fans know the odds often don’t tell the full story.

Each year, Cinderella stories are written, improbable upsets occur, and wild finishes are common — particularly during the first round.

With that said, we’ve compiled some quick betting trends to be aware of before checking out the 2021 NCAA Tournament odds and filling out your brackets.

  • No. 1 seeds are a good bet to advance, but they’re not always a great bet to cover. In NCAA Tournament history, the No. 1 seed is 135-1 straight up in the first round. The lone exception was UMBC’s shocking 2018 victory over top-ranked Virginia. Over the last 15 tournaments, No. 1 seeds are 59-1 in the first round, but they are just 30-29-1 ATS.
  • During that time frame, when No. 1 sees are favored by 20+ points, they are just 21-27 ATS.
  • What about the always popular No. 12 upsets in the first round? Bettors love to back the underdog in the 12/5 matchup and with good reason. No. 12 seeds are 33-25-2 ATS over the last 15 NCAA Tournaments. When a No. 12 seed is a six-point underdog or less, they are 24-14-1 ATS, an outstanding 63.2% cover rate.
  • The No. 9 vs. No. 8 matchup is always one of the most intriguing on the board, so let’s take a look at some quick notes here. Over the last 15 tournaments, No. 9 seeds are 29-28-3 ATS, demonstrating the overall coin flip nature of these matchups. It’s worth noting, however, that when the No. 9 seed has been a betting underdog, it has been substantially more profitable. Consider this — underdog No. 9 seeds are 20-13-1 ATS in the first round of the tournament. They are just 9-15-1 ATS as a favorite.

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Author: BN Staff

From the collective mind of the Bleacher Nation staff.