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The next 2021-22 college basketball season starts out on November 9, 2021 with over 350 teams setting out to try to win the 2022 NCAA Basketball Championship.


NCAAB Championship Betting Odds

Any bettors looking to put an early wager on the winner of the 2021-22 championship game (which is scheduled to take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana) will see that the Gonzaga Bulldogs are the early favorites at betting odds of +500 with Bovada to go one better than this year’s tournament and win the title.

Recent history does suggest that Gonzaga should certainly be among the leading contenders again, with them winning 30 or more games in five straight seasons.

Odds to Win NCAAB Men's Basketball Championship 2021/2022: Odds to Win NCAAB Men's Basketball Championship 2021/2022

Odds to Win NCAAB Men's Basketball Championship 2021/2022: Odds to Win NCAAB Men's Basketball Championship 2021/2022
Odds to Win NCAAB Men's Basketball Championship 2021/2022: Odds to Win NCAAB Men's Basketball Championship 2021/2022
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Team Win
Gonzaga (#1) +350
Michigan (#20) +1800
UCLA (#2) +1800
Villanova (#7) +1600
Duke (#5) +700
Kansas (#4) +1200
Purdue (#3) +1100
Memphis (#9) +3000
Texas (#8) +1400
Kentucky (#10) +2200
Alabama (#10) +2800
Illinois (#14) +3000
Baylor (#6) +1400
Ohio State +4000
Florida State +4000
Arkansas (#13) +3500
Michigan State +4000
Oregon +5000
North Carolina +5000
Texas Tech +3300
LSU +6000
Houston (#12) +3300
Maryland +10000
Virginia Tech +6600
Virginia +8500
West Virginia +6000
USC (#24) +6000
Connecticut (#22) +4500
Louisville +6000
Oklahoma +12000
Arizona (#17) +3500
Seton Hall (#21) +4000
Syracuse +8500
Tennessee (#15) +4000
Wisconsin +7000
Auburn (#19) +5000
St. Bonaventure (#16) +6000
Florida (#23) +5000
Creighton +12000
Indiana +9000
Rutgers +9000
San Diego State (#21) +9000
St. John's +9000
Georgia Tech +10000
Iowa +10000
Colorado +10000
Xavier (#25) +10000
Clemson +12500
Georgetown +12500
Mississippi State +12500
Missouri +12500
NC State +12500
Notre Dame  +12500
Oregon State +12500
Stanford +15000
Wichita State +12500
Loyola Chicago +7000
SMU +17500
Marquette +12500
Providence +15000
Butler +20000
Cincinnati +12500
BYU (#18) +5500
Dayton +25000
Arizona State +20000
Colorado State +20000
Central Florida +20000
Drake +20000
Northwestern +20000
Texas A&M +20000
Va Commonwealth +20000
Richmond +25000
Wake Forest +25000
Belmont +25000
Boise State +25000
Davidson +25000
Miami (FL) +20000
Mississippi +25000
Saint Louis +25000
Utah State +30000
Washington State +25000
Wyoming +25000
Iowa State +25000
Penn State +30000
Rhode Island +30000
South Carolina +30000
UNLV +30000
Utah U +25000
Georgia +30000
Kansas State +30000
Minnesota +30000
Nevada +35000
TCU +30000
Vanderbilt +35000
Saint Mary's CA +20000
DePaul  +30000
Nebraska +40000
Pittsburgh  +40000
Temple +40000
Iona +35000
Washington +50000
Northern Illinois  +50000
Tulsa +50000
Massachusetts  +50000
Coll of Charleston +50000
California +60000
Boston College +60000

Odds to Win NCAAB Men's Basketball Championship 2021/2022: To Make Final 4

Odds to Win NCAAB Men's Basketball Championship 2021/2022: To Make Final 4
Odds to Win NCAAB Men's Basketball Championship 2021/2022: To Make Final 4
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Team Win
Gonzaga (#1) -150
Michigan (#20) +325
UCLA (#2) +300
Villanova (#7) +300
Duke (#5) +150
Memphis (#9) +650
Texas (#8) +350
Kansas (#4) +250
Kentucky (#10) +475
Purdue (#3) +225
Alabama (#10) +550
Illinois (#14) +750
Baylor (#6) +400
Ohio State +900
Florida State +950
Arkansas (#13) +800
Michigan State +950
North Carolina +1200
Houston (#12) +700
Louisville +1500
Texas Tech +800
Virginia +1800
Maryland +2400
Oregon +1200
Virginia Tech +1500
LSU +1500
USC (#24) +1500
Arizona (#17) +750
Auburn (#19) +1100
Connecticut (#22) +850
Oklahoma +3300
Seton Hall (#21) +1400
Syracuse +2100
Tennessee (#15) +900
West Virginia +1500
Wisconsin +1600
St. Bonaventure (#16) +1600
Creighton +2800
Florida (#23) +1000
Georgia Tech +4000
Indiana +1800
Rutgers +2500
San Diego State (#21) +2400
St. John's +3300
Colorado +6600
Iowa +2200
Xavier (#25) +1800
Clemson +3300
Georgetown +6000
Mississippi State +4000
Missouri +6000
NC State +4000
Notre Dame  +2400
Oregon State +6000
Stanford +8000
Wichita State +3300
Arizona State +6000
Loyola Chicago +1800
SMU +6000
Butler +8000
Cincinnati +3000
Dayton +10000
Marquette +4400
Providence +4400
Richmond +4400
Drake +3500
BYU (#18) +1400
Belmont +6600
Central Florida +6000
Colorado State +3500
Northwestern +4400
Texas A&M +6000
Va Commonwealth +12500
Boise State +6000
Davidson +10000
Iowa State +2500
Miami (FL) +6000
Mississippi +4000
Penn State +6000
Saint Louis +8000
Utah State +3300
Utah U +6000
Wake Forest +6000
Washington State +6000
Wyoming +4000
Georgia +12500
Kansas State +8000
Minnesota +10000
Nebraska +8000
Nevada +6000
Northern Illinois  +5000
Pittsburgh  +8000
Rhode Island +8000
Saint Mary's CA +6000
South Carolina +6000
TCU +6000
UNLV +8000
Vanderbilt +6000
DePaul  +12500
Washington +12500
California +12500
Iona +6500
Temple +12500
Tulsa +12500
Massachusetts  +7500
Boston College +12500
Coll of Charleston +10000

American Athletic Conference Winner: Outright

American Athletic Conference Winner: Outright
American Athletic Conference Winner: Outright
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Team Win
Houston (#12) +200
Memphis (#9) +250
Wichita State +750
Central Florida +625
Cincinnati +500
SMU +800
Tulsa +3300
Temple +3300
Tulane +3300
East Carolina  +12500
South Florida +12500

Atlantic 10 Conference Winner: Outright

Atlantic 10 Conference Winner: Outright
Atlantic 10 Conference Winner: Outright
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Team Win
St. Bonaventure (#16) -135
Richmond +425
Virginia Commonwealth +800
Davidson +1000
Dayton +1400
Rhode Island +1600
Saint Louis +1400
George Mason  +1400
Duquesne  +6600
Massachusetts  +3300
George Washington +8000
La Salle  +10000
St. Joseph's +12500
Fordham  +40000

Atlantic Coast Conference Winner: Outright

Atlantic Coast Conference Winner: Outright
Atlantic Coast Conference Winner: Outright
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Team Win
Duke (#5) +130
Florida State +500
North Carolina +600
Virginia +1000
Louisville +1000
Virginia Tech +900
Notre Dame  +2000
Syracuse +1800
Clemson +2800
Georgia Tech +4000
NC State +4000
Miami (FL) +8000
Pittsburgh  +10000
Wake Forest +10000
Boston College +20000

Big 12 Conference Winner: Outright

Big 12 Conference Winner: Outright
Big 12 Conference Winner: Outright
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Team Win
Kansas (#4) +175
Texas (#8) +275
Baylor (#6) +275
Texas Tech +850
West Virginia +1400
Oklahoma State +2000
Oklahoma +3000
TCU +10000
Iowa State +4000
Kansas State +10000

Big East Conference Winner: Outright

Big East Conference Winner: Outright
Big East Conference Winner: Outright
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Team Win
Villanova (#7) -130
Connecticut (#22) +425
Xavier (#25) +850
St. John's +1800
Butler +2800
Providence +3300
DePaul  +20000
Georgetown +10000
Marquette +3000
Creighton +2400
Seton Hall +425

Big Ten Conference Winner: Outright

Big Ten Conference Winner: Outright
Big Ten Conference Winner: Outright
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Team Win
Michigan (#20) +300
Purdue (#3) +150
Ohio State +700
Illinois (#14) +650
Maryland +2400
Michigan State +850
Indiana +1800
Wisconsin +2200
Iowa +2200
Northwestern +6600
Penn State +9000
Nebraska +12500
Minnesota +30000

Conference USA Winner: Outright

Conference USA Winner: Outright
Conference USA Winner: Outright
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Team Win
UAB  +165
Western Kentucky  +375
Louisiana Tech  +350
Marshall +1100
North Texas +950
Old Dominion +3000
UTEP +2200
Charlotte +2200
Rice  +3500
Florida Atlantic  +5500
Florida International  +6500
Southern Miss +8000
Texas San Antonio  +45000
Middle Tenn St +10000

Mountain West Conference Winner: Outright

Mountain West Conference Winner: Outright
Mountain West Conference Winner: Outright
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Team Win
Fresno State +2800
San Diego State (#21) +250
Nevada +750
Colorado State +180
Boise State +650
Utah State +550
UNLV +1800
Wyoming +4000
New Mexico  +10000
San Jose State +15000
Air Force  +20000

PAC 12 Conference Winner: Outright

PAC 12 Conference Winner: Outright
PAC 12 Conference Winner: Outright
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Team Win
UCLA (#2) +105
Oregon +400
USC (#24) +750
Arizona (#17) +325
Colorado +3300
Washington State +2800
Arizona State +6000
Stanford +5500
Oregon State +3500
Utah U +3500
California +20000
Washington +20000

Southeastern Conference Winner: Outright

Southeastern Conference Winner: Outright
Southeastern Conference Winner: Outright
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Team Win
Kentucky (#10) +275
Alabama (#10) +350
Arkansas (#13) +750
Tennessee (#15) +500
Auburn (#19) +1100
Florida (#23) +700
LSU +1400
Mississippi State +2500
Mississippi  +3000
Missouri +6000
South Carolina +5000
Vanderbilt +5000
Texas A&M +5000
Georgia +40000

West Coast Conference Conference Winner: Outright

West Coast Conference Conference Winner: Outright
West Coast Conference Conference Winner: Outright
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Team Win
Gonzaga (#1) -3300
BYU (#18) +2400
San Francisco +3300
Saint Mary's CA +7000
Loyola Marymount +25000
Pacific  +50000
Pepperdine  +50000
Portland U +50000
San Diego +50000
Santa Clara +50000

What happened last season?

As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the start of last season (2020-2021) was delayed with many early season games were played on a neutral court, with the location of some multi-team events (MTEs) having been adjusted.

In the championship game Baylor Bears won their first ever title by defeating the previously unbeaten Gonzaga Bulldogs 86–70.


NCAA Basketball Championship Playoffs – How it works

Of these teams, 68 go forward to the NCAA Basketball Championship playoffs. Those 68 teams are made up of 32 that win each of the 32 conference championships who earn automatic qualification for the playoff during March and April (more commonly known as March Madness).

Another 36 teams are granted tournament slots based on receiving an at-large bid from a 10-person committee. These berths are determined by record, ranking, strength of schedule, the ratings percentage index (popularly known as NET – NCAA Evaluation Tool) and various other factors. The selection committee will also seed the entire field from 1 to 68.


First Four

The First Four are games between the four lowest-ranked at-large teams and the four lowest-ranked automatic-bid (conference-champion) teams.


First and Second Rounds

The NCAA Championship is a straight knockout tournament at this stage. The First Round of 64 sees the No. 1 seed play the No. 16 seed in all four regions (the No. 2 team plays the No. 15, etc).

There are 16 first-round games played on the Thursday following the “First Four” round. The remaining sixteen first-round games are played on the Friday. At this point the contestants are reduced to 32 teams.

The Second Round of 32 is played on the Saturday and Sunday immediately after the first round. The second round features the previous Thursday’s winners playing in eight games on the Saturday, followed by Friday’s winners playing in the remaining eight second-round games on the Sunday.


Regional Semifinals and Finals

Once the first weekend’s games have been completed, 16 teams remain (commonly known as the “Sweet Sixteen”).

The teams advance to the regional semifinals (the ‘Sweet Sixteen’) and finals (the ‘Elite Eight’), which are played during the second weekend of the tournament (the games are again split into Thursday/Saturday and Friday/Sunday).

Four regional semi-final games are played Thursday and four are played Friday. After Friday’s games, eight teams (the Elite Eight) remain.

Saturday features two regional final games with Thursday’s winning teams and Sunday’s two final games feature Friday’s winners.

After the second weekend of the tournament, the four regional champions are the “Final Four.”


National Semifinals and Championship

The winners of each region advance to the Final Four, where the national semifinals are played on Saturday and the national championship is played on Monday.

The term ‘Final Four’ refers to the last four teams remaining in the playoff tournament. These are the champions of the tournament’s four regional brackets, and are the only teams remaining on the tournament’s final weekend.

Which regional champion will play which, and in which semifinal they play, is determined by the overall rankings of the four No. 1 seeds in the original bracket.

In 2021, the National semifinals and Championship are scheduled to be held on Saturday 03 and Monday 05 April at  the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.


NCAA Championship Leading Contenders


Villanova Wildcats

Villanova won seven of its final eight games before last season was abandoned to finish 24-7 and are returning with everybody except leading scorer Saddiq Bey. However, All-America candidates Collin Gillespie and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl are still there and Jay Wright will be looking to become only the seventh coach in Division I men’s basketball history to win at least three national championships.

Iowa Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes have five starters returning from a season ago, including senior center/forward Luka Garza, who is the favorite to win the National Player of the Year award. Senior guard Jordan Bohannon also returns after being redshirted last season while undergoing surgery on his hip.

Illinois Fighting Illini

There’s quality throughout the Illinois roster, with Ayo Dosunmu being regarded as one of the best players in college basketball being backed up by the likes of Kofi Cockburn, Trent Frazier, Adam Miller and Giorgi Bezhanishvili.

Gonzaga Bulldogs

Gonzaga have brought in the highest-ranked recruit in school history in Jalen Suggs, who will be flanked by Corey Kispert (preseason All-American) and Joel Ayayi. Among the returning players are several who withdrew from the draft and coach Mark Few can also call upon a deep bench too.

Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky will be heavily reliant on young and talented freshmen (led by potential all-American BJ Boston), but they have the right coach in place to get the most out of them in John Calipari.


NCAA Championship Leading Players


Luke Garza (Iowa Hawkeyes)

Last season Garza was an All-American, a finalist in the Naismith Award, a finalist in the Wooden Award, first-team All-Big Ten and the Big Ten Player of the Year. He averaged 23 points, nine rebounds, and one assist, while shooting 54% from the field. Expect another big season.

Cade Cunningham (Oklahoma State Cowboys)

Cunningham is a point guard who is widely projected to be the first overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft. Last season Cunningham averaged 13.9 points, 6.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game, leading Montverde to a 25–0 record with an average margin of victory of 39 points.

Keyontae Johnson (Florida Gators)

Johnson’s average went up from eight to 14 points from his freshman to his sophomore year, while his free throw percentage went up from 64 to 76% and his field goal percentage went from 47 to 54%. He shot 60% inside the arc and 38% from three-point range.

Marcus Zegarowski (Creighton Bluejays)

Zegarowski averaged 16 points, three rebounds, five assists, and shot 48% from the field last season. He shot 42% from behind the arc, shot 54% on two-pointers and had at least 20 points in seven games and dropped 30 points on two occasions.

Ayo Dosunmu (Illinois Fighting Illini)

Dosunmu averaged 16 points, four rebounds and three assists, while shooting 48% from the field for Illinois last season. He’s also recognized as a good passer, as indicated by his double-double against Purdue, where he scored 18 points and provided 11 assists.


NCAA Championship Winners (Losing finalists)

* The NCAA vacated Louisville’s entire tournament run, including its national title, due to multiple recruiting violations.


NCAA Championship – Which Teams have Won The Most Titles?

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which teams have won the most National championships?

    UCLA — 11
    Kentucky — 8
    North Carolina — 6
    Duke — 5
    Indiana — 5
    UConn — 4
    Kansas — 3
    Villanova — 3
    Cincinnati — 2
    Florida — 2
    Louisville — 2
    Michigan State — 2
    NC State — 2
    Oklahoma State — 2
    San Francisco — 2

  • What are College Basketball Futures?

    A College Basketball Futures bet is simply a wager on a NCAA Basketball event that will happen at a later date.

    It’s possible to wager on a NCAA Basketball Futures market at anytime, but the sportsbooks will adjust the odds over the course of the season, particularly during March Madness, depending on results and other relevant news such as injuries to key players.

    In general, the earlier a bettor make a Futures wager will the bigger odds available, as they will change as the season progresses. However, these come with greater risk (the uncertainty of how events will unfold before the wager is settled).

    Once one NCAA Basketball Tournament ends, there will be Futures bets available on the next one.

  • When does the College Basketball season normally begin?

    The NCAA Division I men's basketball season begins around November time and culminates with March Madness which unsurprisingly begins in March and ends in early April.

  • What is the College Basketball season format?

    To qualify for March Madness, a NCAA Division I college basketball team must either win its conference tournament or receive an “at-large” bid from the NCAA tournament selection committee.

    March Madness is more correctly known as the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and features 68 college teams.

    The season format then proceeds as follows:

    • First Four – the First Four are games between the four lowest-ranked at-large teams and the four lowest-ranked automatic-bid (conference-champion) teams.
    • First and Second Rounds – the NCAA Championship is a straight knockout tournament at this stage. The First Round of 64 sees the No. 1 seed play the No. 16 seed in all four regions (the No. 2 team plays the No. 15, etc).
    • Regional Semifinals and Finals - 16 teams remain (commonly known as the "Sweet Sixteen"). The teams advance to the regional semifinals (the Sweet Sixteen) and finals (the Elite Eight). The four regional champions are the "Final Four."
    • National Semifinals and Championship - The winners of each region advance to the Final Four. Which regional champion will play which, and in which semifinal they play, is determined by the overall rankings of the four No. 1 seeds in the original bracket. These are the champions of the tournament's four regional brackets, and are the only teams remaining on the tournament's final weekend.

  • Who are the current leading College Basketball players?

    Among the current leading College Basketball players are Luka Garza, Ayo Dosunmu, Cade Cunningham, Corey Kispert, Drew Timme, Jared Butler, Jalen Suggs, Cameron Krutwig, Davion Mitchell and MaCio Teague.

  • Who are the favorites for NCAA Basketball Championship 2022?

    The current favorites for the NCAA Basketball Championship 2021 are the Gonzaga Bulldogs, followed by the Baylor Bears, Michigan Wolverines, Houston Cougars and Alabama Crimson Tide.

  • What’s the best betting advice & strategies for NCAA College Basketball Futures betting?

    Sportsbooks are always looking to attract new customers, so many of them use the incentive of sign-up bonuses in the form of free betting credits once you have made your first deposit. These are a great way to have a risk free wager on the NCAA College Basketball season.

    As with all sports, research is crucial when looking at NCAA College Basketball Futures betting. Look at coaches with a long history of success, teams that have retained players from previous seasons and colleges that have performed well in recent seasons.

    Player injuries, suspensions, coaching changes, the state of play in the tournament and any changes in schedule are all factors that should be taken into account when betting on NCAA Basketball.

  • What Futures bets are available on the NCAA College Basketball?

    The most popular Future bet to wager on is the overall winners of the NCAA Championship. Other markets to look at are the regional options – who will win the West Region, Midwest Region, South Region and East Region.

    Another wager that might appeal is to wager on the Most Outstanding Player.

    There are also a number of NCAA College Basketball Prop bets available, such as March Madness Seed Props, Conference Props and Player Props.

  • Who won the 2021 NCAA Basketball Championship?

    The 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament championship game took place at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on April 5, 2021, with the Baylor Bears earning their first ever title in defeating defeating the previously undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs 86–70.

  • When does the 2021-2022 NCAA basketball season start?

    The 2021–22 NCAA Division I men's basketball season is scheduled to begin on November 9, 2021. The regular season will end on March 6, 2022, with the 2022 NCAA Division I 'March Madness' Tournament beginning on March 17, 2022 and ending on April 4, 2022.