“March Madness supplies some of the most entertaining basketball played all year long.” “With so many games on the board, every round of March Madness guarantees some major upsets.”
The NCAA March Madness tournament starts off with four divisional brackets, which all come together for the National Championship in San Antonio, Texas, April 5, 2004. In the Atlanta Regional, the Duke Blue Devils are odds on favorites to come out on top at 7/5 odds, with East Tennessee State well behind at 150/1. For the East Rutherford regional, Oklahoma State is coming out strong at 5/2 odds, with VCU well behind at 200/1. For the Phoenix regional we have a tie in the early going with Stanford and Connecticut dead locked at 8/5 odds, and Texas El Paso the long shot at 100/1. With the final regional bracket in St. Louis, Kentucky is looking strong at 7/5 odds, with the NCAA tournaments extreme long shot VALPO coming in at 500/1 odds.
“Two teams vying for NCAA dominance this year are Stanford and St. Josephs,” said Gillespie. “With both teams coming off heart breaking losses, I am interested to see how far they can go in the tournament.”
Certain teams are bound for glory, while others will be taking an early seat in this year’s installment of March Madness. Within the NCAA Basketball odds, you can also wager on which team will take the entire tournament. Stanford is the early favorite at 11/2 odds, with Duke close behind them at 13/2. Nearly perfect St. Josephs is also in the hunt, currently at 15/1 odds. Florida A&M and Lehigh are certain long shots for the title, both listed at 4500/1 odds. While March Madness upsets are inevitable, the Field option is available at 200/1 odds.