Andrew Wilson | Thu 18/03/2021 - 07:51 EDT

2021 March Madness Betting Brackets Predictions

2021 March Madness Betting Brackets Predictions
The bracket is set, the teams are ready, and the odds are available. Find out who we are betting will take home glory at the 2021 March Madness Tournament.

Bet on a Top Three Seed

Since the March Madness Tournament expanded to 64 college programs (excluding the four play-in teams) in 1985, the winner of the Tournament historically is a one, two, or three seed. In 35 tournaments, 22 one seeds, five two seeds, and four three seeds have won the Tournament. That is 31 of 35 winners for a total of 88.5%.

Best Programs to Bet will Win the 2021 March Madness Tournament

CollegeSports Interaction
Gonzaga2.95
Baylor4.63
Michgian5.88
Illinois7.60
Iowa16.00
Ohio State20.00
Houston21.00
Alabama21.00
West Virginia24.00
Kansas34.00
Texas25.00
Arkansas40.00

We cut down the odds to only include the12 teams entering the Tournament as a one, two, or three seed – as betting on other programs is a precarious endeavour that hardly pays off. If you want more odds on the other teams in the Tournament, they are available at Sports Interaction.

Best Bet - Gonzaga the Best Team All Year

Gonzaga has been the best team in college basketball this season – becoming the first team since 2013 to be the wire-to-wire top-ranked team in the country. Gonzaga has deservedly held the top spot all year long – as coach Mark Few has had his squad laying a smackdown on opponents every night. Gonzaga’s 26-0 record is on the heels of 25 double-digit wins.

Gonzaga was the highest-scoring team in the country this year – as the only team average over 90 points per game – settling the year, scoring 92.1 points per game with an absolutely bonkers 23.0 points differential.

It is hard to find a weakness on this team. Gonzaga has a great coach in Mark Few, they have four guys who can score buckets consistently any night, and their defence finished 17th overall in defensive rating.

They are the clear-cut favourite to win the Tournament and worth betting a future on to win it all. You may also consider betting their moneyline every game to potentially get some better value.

Pick: Gonzaga (+204) to Win the 2021 March Madness Tournament

West Virginia at 24.00 is Offering the Best Value

What team of the 26 this year held their own against Gonzaga? Well, it would have to be West Virginia – who lost a close game to the best team in the country 87-82.

West Virginia played some tough hoops this year – against some of the best teams, including Texas, Texas Tech, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State. Their results against the higher competition put them right in the mix of a team that can win any game on any night. Their team has enough depth to complement Miles McBride – who is hitting 39.2% of his threes this year.

They also have a favourable draw on their side of the bracket. They will have to get through two-seed Houston, a solid defensive team, and Illinois, who grabbed a one seed after winning the Big-12 Tournament. That is not as strong as the one-two seeds in the other regions – which sets up West Virginia better than another three seeds, which are Texas, Kansas, and Arkansas (although we do like Arkansas).

Pick: West Virginia (+2400) to Win the 2021 March Madness Tournament

Arkansas Worth a Small Side Wager

The fact Arkansas is offering 40.00 odds to win the Tournament is pretty enticing and reminiscent of the Texas Tech Red Raiders in 2019 – who was at odds of 40.0 before the Tournament and lost in overtime in the Finals against Virginia.

This year, Arkansas is a fun team – with their coach Eric Musselman getting a shocking amount out of his roster. The team is in good condition physically – meaning they could outlast some teams the later we get in the Tournament. Their path is not as easy as West Virginia to get to the Elite Eight – but the value on them is certainly worth a smaller side bet with Gonzaga and West Virginia getting the more extensive action.

Pick: Arkansas (40.00) to Win the 2021 March Madness Tournament

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Best Online Sportsbooks to Best on March Madness

If you are looking to try a new online sportsbook, this is one of the best times to do it. With Non-stop basketball for four straight days –  you can maximize your welcome bonus with plenty of great betting options. To get the welcome bonus, sign up through the links. Once you create an account and make your first deposit – the welcome will appear in your account – just in time for the Tournament.

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