2016 March Madness: Final Four Opening Odds

2016 March Madness Final Four consists of #10 Syracuse vs. #1 North Carolina and #2 Villanova vs. #2 Oklahoma. Syracuse is by far the biggest surprise us all. This is the first time ever that a #10 seed has reached the Final Four in March Madness history.

#2 Villanova vs. #2 Oklahoma

This game opened Saturday night with Villanova -1. But the line has moved to Villanova -2.5 since then. In terms of the total, this game opened 150 but has dropped all the way to 146. Public trends show close to 60% backing up Oklahoma spread.

#10-Syracuse vs. #1-North Carolina

This game was just opened late Sunday night with North Carolina -10. But many books dropped the line to North Carolina -9 despite the equal money placed on both sides. These opening odds came as a surprise since the only spread in the Final Four higher than Syracuse +9 was back in 2013 when Wichita St was +9.5 vs. Louisville. The total for the game opened at 147 but dropped to 145 following majority of bettors backing under.

 

Here’s a look at the current and preseason odds for each school to win the tournament. Syracuse was even as high as +10000 in some books to win the title back in early January.

North Carolina +108 | +900

Villanova +255 | +2500

Oklahoma +355 | +3750

Syracuse +1300 | +8500

 

Here are the moneylines for potential Championship Game matchups at 5Dimes:

Villanova -280/Syracuse +220

North Carolina -155/Villanova +125

Oklahoma -180/Syracuse +150

North Carolina -135/Oklahoma +105

 

Finally, here’s a quick recap of this year’s tournament so far:

Favorites: 35-29 ATS

Double-digit Favorites: 9-5 ATS

Overs: 32-32

Biggest Upsets: MTSU +1529 and Syracuse +374

 

Here at Sports Picks 24/7, we are on a 13-0 hot streak during this March Madness! We cashed in last 7 March Madness picks. Congratulate to those who followed us this year. Let’s finish the 2016 March Madness strong!

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