March Madness East Region Odds

March Madness East Region Odds: UConn Cruises to Final Four

Entering the tournament's as the favorites in the National Championship odds, the UConn Huskies have run roughshod through March Madness. The top-seeded team in the tournament, and far away favorites to win the National Championship will be the East Regions’ representatives in the Final Four.

After beginning the tournament as -110 favorites to win the East, the Huskies have exceeded expectations. In fact, UConn became the first team in tournament history to win and cover the spread in 10 straight tournament games after their 77-52 demolition of Illinois in the Elite Eight.

Dan Hurley’s squad have won their four tournament games by an average of 27 points. Sportsbooks odds for the Final Four have the Huskies as massive favorites to blow Alabama out of the water and progress to their second straight National Championship game.

UConn smacked San Diego State in a rematch of last year's National Championship game by a score of 82-52. Making that three straight blowouts to begin their quest to become the first back-to-back title winners since Florida in 2006-2007.

UConn grabbed 21 offensive rebounds and used 21 second-chance points to fuel their rout of the Aztecs. Four players scored in double digits for the Huskies as Hassan Diarra, Stephon Castle, Tristen Newton and Cam Spencer all got it going.

UConn boasts an incredible array of talent, and has the chemistry and teamwork necessary to win back-to-back National Championships. The Huskies have now won their three March Madness tournament games by an average of over 28 points. UConn is a massive favorite to represent the East Region in the Final Four for good reason.

Region To Win March Madness

March Madness East Region Odds
Region Champion Odds
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I agree with the odds that an East Region team is the most likely to win the tournament. We've already covered UConn's dominance and Iowa State's potential value, but even Illinois has the talent to go on a deep run here. Whatever team makes it out of the East has a great shoot to cut down the nets.

East Region Recent History

Two years ago, the East Region had one of the biggest upsets in March Madness history as the No. 15 Saint Peter’s Peacocks knocked off the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats to begin their magical run to the Elite Eight.

In 2023's March Madness things went crazy as well No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson shook things up by knocking out No. 1 Purdue in the opening round, marking only the second time in tournament history that a 16 took out a 1. Just like that, the East was wide open, and the No. 9 seed Florida Atlantic Owls took full advantage to take the region and advance to the Final Four.

March Madness East Region Historical Information

Only two top seeds have won the East Region over the past 13 years. Of those two champs, North Carolina in 2016 lost in the national final to Villanova, while in 2018 it was Villanova coming out of the East and winning its second title in three years.

Here’s a look at the March Madness East Region results since the 2010 season:

March Madness East Region History
SeasonNo. 1 SeedEast Region WinnerEast Region Final Four ResultEast Region Winner Championship Result
2023PurdueFlorida Atlantic (#9)San Diego State 72, FAU 71 (Loss)N/A
2022BaylorUNC (#8)UNC 81, Duke 77 (Win)Kansas 72, UNC 69 (Loss)
2021MichiganUCLA (#11)Gonzaga 93, UCLA 90 (OT) (Loss)N/A
2019Duke Michigan State (#2)Texas Tech 61, Michigan St. 51 (Loss)N/A
2018Villanova Villanova (#1)Villanova 95, Kansas 79 (Win)Villanova 79, Michigan 62 (Win)
2017VillanovaSouth Carolina (#7)Gonzaga 77, South Carolina 73 (Loss)N/A
2016North CarolinaNorth Carolina (#1)North Carolina 83, Syracuse 66 (Win)Villanova 77, North Carolina 74 (Loss)
2015VillanovaMichigan State (#7)Duke 81, Michigan St. 61 (Loss)N/A
2014VirginiaUConn (#7)UConn 63, Florida 53 (Win)UConn 60, Kentucky 54 (Win)
2013IndianaSyracuse (#4)Michigan 61, Syracuse 56 (Loss)N/A
2012SyracuseOhio State (#2)Kansas 64, Ohio State 62 (Loss)N/A
2011Ohio StateKentucky (#4)UConn 56, Kentucky 55 (Loss)N/A
2010KentuckyWest Virginia (#2)Duke 78, West Virginia 57 (Loss)N/A

March Madness East Region Odds FAQ

Where can I bet on the odds to win the East Region for March Madness?

You can find odds for the winner of the East Region of March Madness, and most other college basketball futures, at many popular online sportsbooks. Odds Shark’s experts have compiled and reviewed a list of the best March Madness Betting Sites to help you bettors find the best site to place wagers and be successful.

How should I bet on the East odds for March Madness?

When making futures bets, like wagering on the winner of the East Region, you should consider the chance a team has to win the region, but also their potential value. Odds Shark’s How to Bet on March Madness guide has in-depth strategies and tips on how to successfully bet on the NCAAB Tournament this year.

Who has the best odds to win the East Region for March Madness?

The favorite to make it out of the East Region right now is Tennessee. Oddsmakers see the Volunteers as the team most likely to come out of the East side of the bracket during 2023’s March Madness.

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