What’s your number?
Is it chalk? An underdog? Or something in between?
The NCAA Tournament returns with the First Four games on Thursday. And one of the most interesting March Madness wagers belongs to FOX Bet.
Fox Bet PA lets you pick the winning seed
The PA sportsbook has a number of prop bets available for the tournament, including a wager that allows you to bet on which number seed will win the whole thing.
A 1-seed has -250 odds. A two seed is +400. The rest are as follows:
- 3 seed: +900
- 4 seed: +1000
- 5 seed: +1100
- 6 seed: +1200
- 7 seed: +1800
- 8 seed: +1800
- 9 seed: +2200
- 10 seed: +2500
Odds are available on even lower seeds too – and with even better returns! – but it’s wise not to get carried away.
After all, the lowest-seeded team to ever win an NCAA title was Pennsylvania’s very own Villanova Wildcats. Nova was an 8 seed when the team pulled off the unforgettable upset over Patrick Ewing and Georgetown (who happens to be in the tournament again this year too) back in 1985.
Villanova is 10-1 to win their region in FOX Bet futures
FOX Bet also has a lengthy list of NCAA Futures, including odds on every team in each region to make the Final Four. Villanova is +1000 in the South. West Virginia is +600 to make it in the Midwest.
And for those who are feeling less bold, there is also pricing for teams just to make the Sweet Sixteen or Elite Eight.
Villanova is only +150 to make the Sweet 16, but FOX Bet has boosted that to +200.
Which conference will capture the NCAA crown? FOX Bet has a wager for that too.
You can also bet on the conference that the eventual NCAA Tournament champion belongs to. Right now, the Big Ten and Big 12 are the favorites at +125. The others are:
- West Coast: +200
- SEC: +600
- ACC: +1000
- AAC: +1200
- Pac 12: +1300
- Mountain West: +3000
- Missouri Valley: +4000
- Atlantic 10: +6600
- Other: +10000
Gonzaga is the favorite to lift the trophy on April 5
And of course if you’d simply like to make a futures bet on which team will win the entire tournament, you can do that too. Right now, Gonzaga is the favorite at +200. Baylor (+600), Michigan (+650), Illinois (+700) and Iowa (+1700) follow next. The rest of the top ten include:
- Houston (+2000)
- Alabama (+2000)
- Ohio State (+2800)
- Florida State (+3000)
- Oklahoma State (+3000)
So as the tournament gets underway, the FOX Bet app is well worth a couple taps and a little exploration.
There are odds to analyze and futures to forecast. Perhaps some of them will even break in your favor once the tournament ends on April 5.
One team will capture a national title then. You just have to guess correctly.
What’s your number?
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