Updated 2022 March Madness Futures Odds

Updated 2022 March Madness Futures Odds

The 2021-22 men’s college basketball season is just barely a week old. As is customary, the majority of programs will be playing in their fair share of early season tournaments in an effort to prepare for their upcoming conference seasons.

As we look ahead to next spring’s March Madness, the betting board reveals many familiar names in the race for the national champion. There is one name, however, that is not in the mix near the top. Here is a look at the 2022 March Madness futures odds.

Gonzaga Favored Again

It’s really no surprise. Gonzaga, which went 31-0 last season before losing to Baylor in the national final, returns Player of the Year candidate Drew Timme and has the nation’s No. 1 recruit 7-footer Chet Holmgren in the lineup. Five-star Hunter Sallis takes over for Jalen Suggs at point guard. Head coach Mark Few simply reloads and that is why the Bulldogs are the overall favorite to win the 2022 March Madness at +450.

Where is Baylor?

The Bears won last year’s title with the upset of Gonzaga. Head coach Scott Drew loses his top three scorers, but what’s left will still be a pretty good team. Oddsmakers simply don’t believe that what’s left will contend for a national title in 2022.

Just twice in the past three decades has a team won consecutive national titles. Florida last did it in 2006 and 2007. Baylor is given +3300 odds to do it this year.

Bluebloods Are Back

There was a point last season where traditional powerhouse programs like Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, and a few others were not in the top 25. All of them. At the same time.

That won’t happen in 2022 as Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, and UCLA are all in the next tier of teams just behind Gonzaga. Both Kansas (+1000) and Kentucky (+1200) went the transfer route to bring in tons of experience. Jayhawks head coach Bill Self may have landed the best transfer of them all in Remy Martin. He’s one reason why Kansas is favored to win the Big 12 conference this season.

Duke (+1100) will feature a lineup that includes freshman Paolo Banchero, who could be the best player in the country. It’s also coach Mike Krzyzewski’s last season. His players and the entire Duke basketball community would love nothing more than sending Coach K out with a title.

UCLA, also listed at +1200, has one of the nation’s best too – Johnny Juzang. The 6-6 swingman is looking to lead the Bruins back to the Final Four this season.

New Kids on the Block

Also in the mix are a handful of schools that have recently become basketball powers. Michigan (+1200) has been very good for the past several years. The Wolverines have been to the Sweet Sixteen in each of the past four NCAA tournaments. Last year, Michigan wound up in the Elite Eight.

Texas (+1200) and head coach Shaka Smart have been knocking at the door in recent years. Penny Hardaway is building something special at Memphis. The Tigers are another program given +1200 odds to win this year’s title. Villanova, which has two national championships in the last six seasons, added some transfers and is listed at +1600.

Sleepers

While their odds (+1600) might not make them look like a sleeper, Purdue is a team that went to three straight Sweet Sixteens from 2017 to 2019 under head coach Matt Painter. This year, Painter may have the best big man in the country in Trevion Williams.

Alabama (+3300) is a true sleeper. Head coach Nate Oats led the Crimson Tide to the SEC title in just his second season last year. Jahvon Quinerly and JD Davison make up what could be the best backcourt in the country.

2022 March Madness Futures Betting Lines

Gonzaga +450

Kansas +1000

Duke +1100

Kentucky +1200

Texas +1200

Michigan +1200

UCLA +1200

Memphis +1200

Villanova +1600

Purdue +1600

Oregon +2500

Illinois +2500

Baylor +3300

Ohio State +3300

Arkansas +3300

Alabama +3300

Texas Tech +4000

North Carolina +4000

Maryland +4000

Michigan State +5000

Florida State +5000

Houston +5000

Auburn +5000

LSU +5000

Syracuse +5000

Connecticut +5500

Louisville +6600

West Virginia +6600

Tennessee +6600

Arizona +6600

USC +6600

Oklahoma +6600

Virginia Tech +6600

St. Bonaventure +6600

Virginia +7500

Wisconsin +8000

Indiana +8000

Creighton +10000

Florida +10000

San Diego State +10000

Xavier +10000

Loyola Chicago +10000

Iowa +12500

Colorado +12500

Marquette +12500

Rutgers +12500

Arizona State +12500

Stanford +12500

Georgia Tech +12500

St. John’s +12500

Wichita State +12500

Clemson +12500

Oregon State +12500

Dayton +12500

BYU +15000

Seton Hall +15000

Richmond +15000

Notre Dame +15000

Georgetown +15000

NC State +15000

SMU +15000

Miami +20000

Butler +20000

Cincinnati +20000

Providence +20000

St. Louis +20000

Pittsburgh +20000

Temple +20000

Utah +20000

Utah State +20000

VCU +20000

Wake Forest +20000

Texas A&M +20000

UNLV +20000

Missouri +20000

Mississippi State +20000

Drake +20000

Colorado State +20000

Belmont +20000

Nevada +20000

Ole Miss +25000

South Carolina +25000

Davidson +25000

Iowa State +25000

Boise State +25000

Penn State +30000

Northern Iowa +30000

DePaul +30000

Rhode Island +30000

Saint Mary’s +30000

Washington +30000

Georgia +30000

TCU +30000

California +30000

Kansas State +30000

Vanderbilt +30000

Nebraska +30000

Minnesota +50000

Boston College +50000

Read our college basketball first half betting guide.