The Kansas Jayhawks enter the NCAAB Tournament as the top team in the nation, so it should come as no surprise that they are the favorites to represent the South Region in the Final Four. It is really a two team race between Kansas and Villanova according to books.
The Jayhawks open as +130 faves with the Wildcats close behind at +275 ppe Sportsbook.
Kansas rides a ridiculous 14-game winning streak into March Madness, a span that has seen them defeat eight ranked teams. With so many weapons it is hard to predict who will be the Jayhawks’ best player on any given night will be, but Perry Ellis has been on-fire recently. The senior has averaged 20 points while shooting 56.7 percent over the past five games.
Villanova appeared to be cruising to the Big East title until an upset at the hands of Seton Hall knocked them off in the conference final. Despite the loss, the Wildcats still enter the tourney as Sportsbooks of 12 of their past 14 games, with those two losses coming by a combined nine points.
Deep value can be had in this conference if you believe that Kansas or Villanova won’t be making the trip to Houston. Arizona has come into March relatively unnoticed by many, but features a lineup that has averaged over 80 points per game.
The Duke Blue Devils are the top seed and the betting favorite on the odds to win the South Region of the NCAA Tournament at the online sportsbooks, with the Gonzaga Bulldogs second on those March Madness futures heading into the start of the event.
At Sportsbook the Blue Devils are the 11/5 South Region favorites, with the No. 2 Bulldogs at 5/2, No. 3 Iowa State at 11/2, No. 5 Utah at 7/1, and No. 4 Georgetown at 12/1. From there it's No. 6 SMU at 20/1, and both No. 7 Iowa and No. 8 San Diego State at 25/1, with No. 10 Davidson in a group of three teams at 33/1.
Here's a look at the schedule of Sportsbook games for the South Region of the NCAA Tournament, with links to matchup reports for the contests along with the Sportsbook futures for the region.
South Regional - Houston, Texas
(16) North Florida/Robert Morris vs (1) Duke - Matchup Report
(15) North Dakota State vs (2) Gonzaga - Matchup Report
(14) UAB vs (3) Iowa State - Matchup Report
(13) Eastern Washington vs (4) Georgetown - Matchup Report
(12) Stephen F. Austin vs (5) Utah - Matchup Report
(11) UCLA vs (6) SMU - Matchup Report
(10) Davidson vs (7) Iowa - Matchup Report
(9) St. John's vs (8) San Diego State - Matchup Report
Odds to Win South Region of 2015 NCAA Tournament at Sportsbook:
Duke #1 11/5
Gonzaga #2 5/2
Iowa State #3 11/2
Utah #5 7/1
Georgetown #4 12/1
SMU #6 20/1
Iowa #7 25/1
San Diego State #8 25/1
Davidson #10 33/1
St. John's #9 33/1
UCLA #11 33/1
SF Austin #12 50/1
E. Washington #13 100/1
UAB #14 100/1
North Dakota State #15 150/1
North Florida #16 300/1
Robert Morris #16 300/1