Final Four Odds for NIT, NCAA Tournament Favor UAB, UCONN

  • UConn has emerged as a -125 favorite to win the NCAA Men’s Tournament.
  • Their Final Four opponent, the Miami Hurricanes, hold +500 odds to become champions.
  • UAB is the favorite to win the NIT Tournament with +230 odds.

HOUSTON – The NCAA Tournament Final Four is here and it’s the most improbable one yet. This year’s tournament has truly satisfied the March Madness title, becoming the first time in history where the Final Four didn’t have a No. 1, 2, or 3 seed. The highest seed is No. 4 UConn, followed by No. 5 Miami, No. 5 San Diego State, and No. 9 Florida Atlantic.

Miami (FL) has taken down plenty of tough teams but will face their biggest test when they square off with the UConn Huskies. The Huskies are rolling, throttling Arkansas by 23 and most recently dominating Gonzaga by 28.

UConn got out to an early lead in both of those games and never slowed down. The Huskies held Arkansas and Gonzaga to a combined 119 points.

Are The UCONN Odds Overhyped?

Based on seeds, Miami had the toughest path to the Final Four. They beat No. 12 Drake. No. 4 Indiana, No. 1 Houston, and No. 2 Texas.

Playing the role of the juggernaut killer, both Houston and Texas were the favorites to win the NCAA Tournament prior to their losses against Miami.

With UConn representing the favorite at -125, could Miami defeat the favorite for a third game in a row? The ‘Canes have covered nine of their last 10 games as an underdog.

Miami has been dependent on their three-point shooting all year, especially in the tournament. Despite only making two three-pointers against Texas, the Hurricanes still found a way to win and advance to the Final Four.

Their ability to adjust and win in multiple ways makes them dangerous, even for UConn, who appear to be unstoppable.

The battle-tested Miami Hurricanes +500 odds to win the National Championship on March Madness gambling sites are desirable based on their ability to take down the favorite.

National Invitation Tournament Odds

The UAB Blazers represent the favorite to win the NIT with +210 odds. They face Utah Valley as 2.5-point favorites on Tuesday night.

NIT Champion Odds

  • UAB +210
  • Wisconsin +230
  • North Texas +250
  • Utah Valley +400

The UAB Blazers have notable wins over Georgia, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Florida Atlantic, and North Texas this season. Their 3-0 record against the Southeastern Conference (SEC) puts them in good position to defeat Utah Valley.

The Blazers’ biggest threat is Wisconsin, who have caught their stride in the NIT Tournament after an up and down regular season.

The Badgers position in the BIG 10 has resulted in them facing the best quality opponents of the remaining NIT Final Four teams. They have notable wins over Marquette, Penn State twice, Iowa twice, Maryland, and USC.

North Texas would be in great position to cash their +250 odds to win the NIT with a win over Wisconsin. The Mean Green have beaten UAB in two of their three matchups this season. However, a potential championship matchup between UAB and North Texas would favor UAB based on their matchup history.

UAB’s first loss to North Texas in January was without their best player Jordan Walker. Walker set the UAB all-time single season scoring record with 696 points this season.

Their second matchup was a double overtime heartbreak in Denton, Texas. Their most recent meeting was a neutral site matchup in the Conference USA Tournament, with all hands-on deck for the Blazers. UAB won 76-69, led by Jordan Walker’s 32-point performance.

UAB is a deserving favorite to win the NIT Tournament and has great value to do so, with +230 odds at online gambling sites to win the NIT.