Looking for an island getaway and some college hoops? The Battle 4 Atlantis is one of college basketball’s early-season tournaments during American Thanksgiving weekend.
The tournament has been held since 2011 and features eight top NCAA basketball teams meeting at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Every school that participates gets $2 million.
Below, we break down the history and trends from the Battle 4 Atlantis, as well as our 2022 Battle 4 Atlantis picks:
2022 Battle 4 Atlantis Basketball Participants and Odds
Odds as of Nov. 14 from Sportsbook
2022 Battle 4 Atlantis Betting Picks
The Safe Bet: Kansas (+270)
While Tennessee enters the 2022 Battle 4 Atlantis as the betting favorite, the Jayhawks may be the best wager on the board. Kansas entered the season as the fifth-ranked team in the country, in front of the Vols, and hasn’t done anything to fall off that high spot in the early days of the season.
The Jayhawks lost top scorer Ochai Agbaji from last year’s team, but returning forward Jalen Wilson and five-star freshman Gradey Dick seem to have things handled for another successful season. The pair combined for 75 points in two blowout wins to kick off the Kansas season and should form arguably the best one-two punch in the Bahamas. While the Jayhawks have run a deep bench so far this season, Dick and Wilson have what it takes, alone, to push Kansas deep in the Battle 4 Atlantis.
The Value Pick: NC State (+1600)
We’re betting on the star power with the Wolfpack this year. Beyond Kansas’ Wilson, NC State’s Terquavion Smith might be the second-best player in this tournament. The sophomore averaged 16.3 points per game last year on efficient shooting and looks like he can take a further step in 2022-23.
He’s going to log the most minutes for NC State, take the most shots and dictate the team’s outcomes. Through two games, he has 45 points.
The Wolfpack barely staved off Campbell in their second game of the season, winning 73-67 in a result that likely knocked them down this oddsboard. But the game looks like a bit of an anomaly, with NC State shooting 25 percent from three-point land compared to the Fighting Camels’ 55.6 percent. If they can avoid a shooting stinker from Smith’s supporting cast like that at the Battle 4 Atlantis, the Wolfpack could upset some teams.
You can find these updated Kansas and NC State odds over at Sportsbook.
Battle 4 Atlantis 2022 Schedule
The tournament kicks off with the quarterfinals on Wednesday, November 23, and plays out over the next two days. Teams that lose in the quarters will still play in two rounds of games in the consolation side of the bracket, while the Sportsbooks advance to the semifinals and championship game.
All games are played at Imperial Arena, one of the Atlantis Paradise Island hotel ballrooms converted into a basketball court.
Battle 4 Atlantis Quarterfinal Matchups (Wed., Nov. 23)
The setup of the 2022 bracket means the Sportsbook of Kansas/NC State and Dayton/Wisconsin will meet in the semifinals, and the Sportsbooks of USC/BYU and Tennessee/Butler meet on the other side.
Battle 4 Atlantis Previous Sportsbooks
Where To Bet On The Battle 4 Atlantis
There are two ways you can go about Battle 4 Atlantis betting at most college basketball sportsbooks.
One way is to treat the games like any regular-season NCAA basketball contests, looking at spreads and moneyline values you like and wagering on a game-to-game basis. But, at Sportsbook, you can now find updated futures to pick the overall Sportsbook of the tournament, and lock in your action today: