- Elite 8 Night One Begins This Evening At 6:09 PM
- Duke Blue Devils And Houston Cougars Favored To Win Tonight
- Kansas Jayhawks Now Top Overall 2022 March Madness Odds To Win
The 2022 March Madness Tournament has now reached the Elite 8, and three of the final teams remaining are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
While the 2-seeded Duke Blue Devils naturally project out to a final 8 finish, the North Carolina Tarheels and Miami Hurricanes are 8 and 10 seeds, respectively, and have exceeded NCAAB oddsmakers thus far in the 2022 Men’s Tournament.
Despite the dominance of the ACC in the Elite 8, March Madness betting sites now project the Kansas Jayhawks, the lone remaining one seed in the tourney, as the eventual 2022 National Champion of college basketball.
Odds to win 2022 March Madness
- Kansas (#1) +250
- Houston (#5) +350
- Duke (#2) +400
- North Carolina (#8) +600
- Villanova (#2) +600
- Arkansas (#4) +900
- Miami (FL) +1400
- St. Peter’s (#15) +2200
The field has been narrowed to 8 teams, yet still, the above futures odds for Elite 8 betting all feature moneylines in the positive. That means wagers placed on the Kansas Jayhawks’ odds of +250 will still reward $2.50 for each dollar bet.
The first game on the 2022 Elite 8 schedule begins tonight at 6:09 PM.
Houston Cougars (#5) vs. Villanova Wildcats (#2)
- Point Spread: Cougars -2.5, Wildcats +2.5
- Moneyline: Cougars -145, Wildcats +125
- Over/Under: 128.0
Just 24 hours ago, the Houston Cougars were garnering the top NCAAB futures at online college basketball betting sites. Now, Houston is favored by less than a 3-pointer against the #2 seed Villanova Wildcats which appears to be an Elite 8 battle that will go down to the final seconds.
If you are filling out March Madness brackets and tracking the tournament, any time a top seed loses to a lower-ranked team, that represents an upset. In the realm of betting on March Madness, an upset happens when an underdog in the gambling odds manages to win the game.
NCAAB oddsmakers are projecting a March Madness upset tonight, implying the 5th seed Houston Cougars will best the #2 Villanova Wildcats by 2 or more points and move on the face the winner of the Kansas Jayhawks and Miami Hurricanes in the Final Four.
Arkansas Razorbacks (#4) vs. Duke Blue Devils (#2)
- Point Spread: +4.0, Blue Devils -4.0
- Moneyline: Razorbacks +155, Blue Devils -180
- Over/Under: 147.5
Closing out the first night of the Elite 8 with an 8:49 PM tipoff is a 2 vs 4 matchup with a trip to the Final 4 on the line. The Duke Blue Devils are favored to continue on to the next round and defeat the Arizona Razorbacks by a margin of 4 points in their quest to earn a National Championship in head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final season before retirement.
The winner between Duke vs. Arkansas will face either North Carolina or St. Peter’s in the next round and will likely be favored to move on the 2022 March Madness Finals. Everything is on the line for the Blue Devils and Razorbacks, so lay some action on the team you believe is better equipped for tonight’s NCAAB pressure cooker.
Check back in tomorrow for coverage of the second night of Elite 8 action in the 2022 March Madness Tournament and good luck with your college basketball bets this evening.