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March Madness South Region Odds: Baylor Odds-On Fave to Go to Final Four

The Baylor Bears are favored for March Madness South region odds.

The Baylor Bears have moved to being odds-on favorites in March Madness South Region odds for the 2021 March Madness NCAA basketball tournament.

The Bears are now -155 in odds to win the South Region after putting a 24-point butt-kicking on Hartford and posting a 13-point victory over Wisconsin to advance to the Sweet 16. The Bears opened with +115 odds but their path to the Final Four may be a bit easier now due to some massive upsets.

That’s because they get to play the short-handed Villanova Wildcats (+450) in the Sweet 16 and then would face the winner of the matchup between the Arkansas Razorbacks (+190) and Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (+2200).

Here are the full March Madness South Region odds for the four remaining teams vying to advance to the Final Four and win the NCAA national championship:

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Who Will Win The March Madness South Region?

March Madness South Region Odds
Baylor Bears-155
Arkansas Razorbacks+190
Villanova Wildcats+450
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles+2200

Odds as of March 26 at BetUS

Why is Baylor Favored in March Madness South Region Odds?

The Baylor Bears may have finished their conference tournament on a low note by losing to the Oklahoma State Cowboys but make no mistake about it: the Bears are legit threats to win the March Madness South Region and the NCAA basketball national championship.

Baylor was an impressive 22-2 during the season and then walloped Hartford and Wisconsin in the opening weekend of March Madness. Oddsmakers wasted no time in lowering the Bears’ odds to -155 with Villanova as their Sweet 16 opponent. The Bears’ only two losses this season were to Kansas and Oklahoma State and they should be ecstatic to face a short-handed team like the Wildcats, who are missing arguably their best player in point guard Collin Gillespie.

The Bears’ star backcourt of Jared Butler and MaCio Teague picked up right where they left off during the season, pacing the Bears in scoring against Hartford and Wisconsin. But Baylor isn’t just a two-player team as it also got huge contributions from Davion Mitchell and Matthew Mayer on the scoresheet.

The initial hesitation in backing the Bears in this type of tournament came due to their historical record (they haven’t made a Final Four since 1950) and the tough teams they were potentially going to have to face to win the South Region. However, with Ohio State and Purdue laying huge duds on the court, Baylor has arguably the easiest road to the Final Four among all 1 seeds in the March Madness tournament.

March Madness South Region Historical Betting Records & Information

If you’re the type of bettor who loves to look at historical results to help with your March Madness handicapping, you’re not alone. It shouldn’t be used as a sole reason to make a bet but it’s hard to predict the future without knowing your history.

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

March Madness South Region Betting History
SeasonNo. 1 SeedEast Region Winner (Seed)
2019VirginiaVirginia (#1)
2018VirginiaLoyola Chicago (#11)
2017North CarolinaNorth Carolina (#1)
2016KansasVillanova (#2)
2015DukeDuke (#1)
2014FloridaFlorida (#1)
2013KansasMichigan (#4)
2012KentuckyKentucky (#1)
2011KansasVCU (#11)
2010DukeDuke (#1)