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March Madness West Region Odds: Gonzaga is Odds-On Fave to Make Final Four

Gonzaga is huge favorites for NCAA West Region odds in March Madness.

The field is down to 16 teams in the 2021 NCAA March Madness tournament and the favorite to win it all is the Gonzaga Bulldogs, so it makes sense they would be huge favorites in March Madness West Region odds as the No. 1 seed.

Gonzaga has -350 odds (77.8 percent implied probability) to win the West Region and advance to the Final Four. The Bulldogs are undefeated this season and are as low as +180 to win the NCAA Tournament championship.

The potential competition for the Bulldogs isn’t as fierce as in some of the other regions of the March Madness tournament. Gonzaga beat the No. 2, 3 and 4 seeds in the region during the regular season and they all got bounced from the tournament on the opening weekend.

That’s why the winner of the Sweet 16 matchup between the Oregon Ducks and USC Trojans is very interesting, with both Pac-12 teams having +550 odds to win the region. The familiarity of the conference rivals should result in a heated battle to see which team faces the winner of Gonzaga and Creighton. The Bluejays took down UCSB and Ohio to get to the Sweet 16 and have +1200 odds to beat Gonzaga and get to the Final Four.

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

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Who Will Win the West Region in March Madness?

March Madness West Region Odds
TeamOdds
Gonzaga Bulldogs-350
USC Trojans+550
Oregon Ducks+550
Creighton Bluejays+1200

Odds as of March 26 at BetUS

Why is Gonzaga Favored in March Madness West Region Odds?

I went into this very extensively in Odds Shark’s March Madness championship odds preview but the Gonzaga Bulldogs are easily the best team in college basketball this season. They’re the only undefeated team in the entire tournament and their out-of-conference schedule this season inspired oddsmakers and a lot of bettors in Gonzaga’s chances to finally win the NCAA championship.

Well, in order to win the championship, you have to win your region first by winning four straight games and looking at potential competition, it’s difficult to find a team that can match up with Gonzaga’s offensive firepower. The Bulldogs ran through their opponents in the first two rounds, winning each game by double digits and shooting over 40 percent from behind the arc.

The Zags lead the NCAA in points scored per game and have three players who average over 15 points per game in Corey Kispert, Drew Timme and potential top-five NBA draft pick Jalen Suggs. Unlike past years when most of the Bulldogs squad consisted of battle-tested seniors developed in the program, Gonzaga offers a new look in 2021: a superstar freshman, seasoned upperclassmen and even a backup point guard via transfer in Andrew Nembhard, who would likely be a starter for nearly every other team in the NCAA Tournament.

There’s a reason Gonzaga is the only odds-on regional favorite and at -350, bettors may look elsewhere for value in March Madness West Region odds, but it could be difficult to find given the Bulldogs’ ability.

March Madness West 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 West Region results since the 2010 season:

March Madness West Region Betting History
SeasonNo. 1 SeedWest Region Winner (Seed)
2019GonzagaTexas Tech (#3)
2018XavierMichigan (#3)
2017GonzagaGonzaga (#1)
2016OregonOklahoma (#2)
2015WisconsinWisconsin (#1)
2014ArizonaWisconsin (#2)
2013GonzagaWichita State (#9)
2012Michigan StateLouisville (#4)
2011DukeConnecticut (#3)
2010KentuckyKentucky (#1)