The updated odds to win March Madness are out with the NCAA Tournament heading to the championship game between North Carolina and Kansas.
Note: March Madness odds provided by Vegas Insider
North Carolina Tar Heels: -108
In his first season taking over for Roy Williams, coach Hubert Davis has led his team to the Final 4, a stage the Tar Heels haven’t reached since 2017.
In said Final 4 game, North Carolina was able to pull away late and take out the hated conference rival Blue Devils. It’s a game that saw star guard Caleb Love score 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting, including the dagger three late.
North Carolina entered last month with long odds to win March Madness. But after an absolutely shocking five-game run with wins over Baylor, UCLA and Duke, Davis’ squad could easily be cutting down the nets in New Orleans Monday evening.
Kansas Jayhawks: -112
To say this squad is battle tested would be an understatement. It has played 15games against top-25 teams — a clear indication Kansas’ odds to win March Madness (-112) might be a good bet.
None of this changed in the first five rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Kansas disposed of Texas Southern in the first round before a narrow win over Creighton in the Round of 32. That latter game saw Remy Martin come off the bench for 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists on 5-of-9 shooting.
Kansas’ depth ultimately proved to be too much for other teams in the Midwest Region. That included blowing out the Miami Hurricanes by the score of 76-50 in the Elite 8.
Hot from the jump, Kansas then blew out Villanova in the Final 4. It’s a game that saw Ochai Agbaji hit on his first four three-pointers, setting the stage for an 81-65 route.
Agbaji’s performance against Love will be key Monday night. He shot just 33% from the field in Kansas’ first three tournament games. Over the past two outings, the guard is averaging 19.5 points on 89% shooting from distance. That’s insane, and it could help Kansas win it all.