- The Baylor Bears have the second shortest odds to win March Madness with +275 odds.
- The last time that Baylor made it to the Final Four was way back in 1950.
INDIANAPOLIS — With the Final Four just set to begin, bettors can continue to look at the odds on who is going to win the 2021 Men’s Basketball Tournament National Championship. Right now, the Gonzaga Bulldogs remain the favorites to walk out on top.
Although legal sports betting sites have Gonzaga as the heavy favorites, bettors should look down one spot on the odds boards at the Baylor Bears, who certainly have what it takes to match up with Gonzaga.
March Madness Odds To Win
- Gonzaga -200
- Baylor +275
- Houston +750
- UCLA +2000
The fact that Baylor’s college basketball odds remain above +100 and even above +200 should have bettors jumping on their odds as quickly as possible. Baylor has the capability to give Gonzaga a run for their money if they end up meeting in the National Championship game.
Baylor has been on an absolute tear behind their three stars, Jared Butler (16.5 ppg), MaCio Teague (15.9 ppg), and Davion Mitchell (14 ppg), who all have shown that they can step up in big moments and are surely backing up their case for the second shortest odds.
Something else that backs up their March Madness odds is where they stand on the BPI (Basketball Power Index) as they are the second-ranked team overall and also have the third-ranked offense on the BPI as well. Also, throughout the entire March Madness tournament, they have been tied for first on the BPI in every round and are second when it comes to winning the National Championship.
Looking at Baylor from a betting perspective, they have been on a roll as they have gone 3-1 against the spread in the tournament thus far and are being given a 5-point spread in their favor in their Final Four matchup with the Houston Cougars. Seeing this as well should also be pushing bettors to lean on their odds to win the National Championship.
All in all, bettors looking to make the biggest possible profit on Baylor to win the National Championship should be taking advantage of their odds sooner rather than later as they are bound to get even shorter if they advance from the Final Four.
Samuel has been writing professionally for 4 years. He comes from a sports writing background where he enjoys writing mostly about basketball and football both professional and collegiate. He is a recent graduate of Florida State University where he majored in Editing, Writing and Media with a minor in Communications. During his free time, you can find him watching or playing sports as well as playing videogames and listening to music.