Final Four Odds 2022 | Current NCAA National Champion Futures

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ByFrank Ammirante

Apr 1, 2022

March Madness is one of the most exciting tournaments in the world of sports. From nail-biting finishes to shocking upsets, this tournament has it all.

We’ve already seen our fair share of upsets, including two-seed Kentucky surprisingly falling short to Saint Peter’s, who also knocked off Murray State.

It’s now the Final Four, which means that it’s time to take another look at updated odds. Below, you’ll find an overview of the favorites, contenders, and sleepers to win the National Championship.

All college basketball odds are current as of Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. ET.

NCAA March Madness Final Four Betting Odds 2022

We have a good sense of which teams are more likely to win this tournament after four rounds of action, but we can’t rule out another surprise.

Here are the current odds, courtesy of Caesars:

  • Duke (+155)
  • Kansas (+190)
  • Villanova (+475)
  • North Carolina (+500)

Duke takes over as the favorite to win the National Championship after impressive wins over Texas Tech, one of the best defensive teams in the country, and Arkansas, who had just shocked tourney favorite Gonzaga.

They are followed by Kansas, who simply continues to get it done, although they haven’t been as battle-tested as other teams in the Final Four. The Jayhawks are favored against Villanova, but it should be a tough matchup.

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Villanova continues to get it done with a slow-paced, methodical approach. They’re a well-coached program that can’t be counted out right now. North Carolina is one of the hottest teams in the country and should give us an epic showdown with longtime rival Duke.

With that in mind, let’s dive in to take a look at each team remaining in the Final Four.

NCAA Final Four Favorites 2022

Duke (+155)

You had to come away impressed with the way that the Blue Devils took care of business against Texas Tech and Houston. Star forward Paolo Banchero continues to get it done, averaging 18.5 points and seven rebounds throughout the tournament.

Duke is currently four-point favorites against a North Carolina team that beat them by 13 points in their last meeting on March 5th.

Final Four Predictions & Bet Picks

Kansas (+190)

Kansas showed off how good they can be in their Elite 8 win against Miami, outscoring the Hurricanes 32 points in the second half. The Jayhawks have now won nine in a row with four of those games by double-digits. They have held opponents to 61 points or fewer in three of their four tournament wins.

Kansas is 4.5-point favorites against a tough Villanova team in what should be a defensive struggle.

NCAA Final Four Contenders 2022

Villanova (+475)

It seems like most people thought that the Houston Cougars would knock off Villanova, but the Wildcats demonstrated why they’re legit contenders to win the tournament. Their defense has been phenomenal in their four tourney wins, allowing an average of 55 points per game.

The Wildcats are live underdogs, even in a difficult matchup against Kansas.

NCAA Final Four Sleepers 2022

North Carolina (+500)

North Carolina put an end to one of an exciting Saint Peter’s Cinderella run, blowing out the Peacocks by 20 points.

This team has now knocked off Marquette, Baylor, UCLA, and Saint Peter’s. They’ve beaten Duke earlier this season, so they’re firmly in play to pull off the upset once again. The issue here is simple: lower seeds rarely win the entire tournament. As an eight-seed, that puts North Carolina against history, but the Tar Heels have the pieces in place to be an exception to this trend.