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Final Four Review

March Madness No. 1 Seeds

The 2019 NCAA Tournament will mostly be about the Duke Blue Devils. With three of the top recruits in the country – Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish – the Blue Devils are the heavy favorite to win March Madness. However, the tournament is always filled with upsets. Could a team like Virginia, Michigan State or even Tennessee make a run in 2019?

March Madness Favorites

The latest betting odds show that Duke is a heavy favorite to win the NCAA Tournament at +170. It’s pretty easy to see why as their trio of stars averages 58.4 points per game. Add in a quality roster behind them and one of the best college basketball head coaches of all-time and it’s clear to see why they’re expected to cut down the nets. The other main competitors are the Michigan Wolverines (+750), Tennessee Volunteers (+750), Virginia Cavaliers (+800) and the Gonzaga Bulldogs (+1000), who are the only other teams at 10/1 or better. Gonzaga has been impressive as they’ve won 19 of their first 21 contests with their only two losses coming to teams ranked 12th or better. As for Virginia, it will be hard for anyone to take them seriously. As good as they’ve been in the regular season (again), remember that they became the first No. 1 seed to lost to a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament last season.

March Madness Longshots

If you’re looking for some teams that are further down the list, there are a number of options. It’s interesting to note that a team like Nevada is posted as a top 10 team in the rankings but are considered a longshot by the oddsmakers at +2000. Meanwhile, Kentucky had been in that neighborhood last week but is now up to +1200 after winning three straight games against Top 25 foes (Auburn, Mississippi State and Kansas). They look like they are getting stronger as the season progresses. If you’re looking further down the list, teams like Auburn (+4000), Virginia Tech (+6000) and Nebraska (+10000) have had strong seasons so far and could be worth a flier.

March Madness Predictions

Favorite Pick: Duke (+170) Value Pick: Michigan State (+750) Darkhorse Pick: Kentucky (+1200) Check out the latest March Madness odds at

2019 March Madness Schedule

Here is an extensive look at the 2019 NCAA Tournament schedule, including who will be hosting and where the games will be played.

2019 March Madness Odds, Schedule and NCAA Tournament Picks

First Four

March 19 and 20

University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio (Host: University of Dayton)

First and Second Rounds

March 21 and 23

XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut (Host: University of Connecticut)
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (Host: Drake University)
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida (Host: Jacksonville University)
Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (Host: University of Utah)

March 22 and 24

Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina (Host: University of South Carolina)
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (Host: Ohio State University)
BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma (Host: University of Tulsa)
SAP Center, San Jose, California (Host: West Coast Conference)

Regional Semifinals and Finals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight)

March 28 and 30

West Regional, Honda Center, Anaheim, California (Host: Big West Conference)
South Regional, KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky (Host: University of Louisville)

March 29 and 31

East Regional, Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (Host: Georgetown University)
Midwest Regional, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri (Host: Missouri Valley Conference)

National Semifinals and Championship (Final Four and Championship)

April 6 and 8
U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Host: University of Minnesota)

2019 March Madness Odds and Team Previews

East Region

South Region

West Region

Midwest Region

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