March Madness is quickly approaching. The 1st Round of 64 is almost set. Those who win continue towards the 2nd stage or Round of 32. After playing more games, the Sweet 16 is determined. Afterward, the Elite 8 rises from the 16 and plays each other to reach the Final Four. The Final Four is where the four best collegiate teams in the country square off with each other.
The winners of the final four go on to the national championship. Getting to the final four itself is a feat, and many people are more than satisfied seeing their teams go to this exciting round. With that said, let’s take a look at the teams that have the highest chances of getting to the Final Four:
Gonzaga Bulldogs: -115
C – Chet Holmgren
PF – Drew Timme
PG – Andrew Nembhard
The Zags are the best collegiate hoops team in the country. Most March Madness prop bets favor the Gonzaga Bulldogs as one of the teams that’ll reach the Final Four. With Chet Holmgren, the possible no.1 pick in this year’s NBA draft, the Bulldogs will look to solidify their solid run by taking the championship.
Chet Holmgren’s draft stock is rising as he’s one of the best players to play this year. The Zags have the middle locked down with Chet, averaging 14.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 3.6 blocks per game.
Aiding Holmgren is the Zag’s leading scorer Drew Timme, who averages 17.6 points per contest. Andrew Nembhard is the floor general and will call out plays for the Zags and leads the team with 5.5 assists per game. Look for Gonzaga to have a tough road ahead of them towards the Final Four.
Kentucky Wildcats: +155
PF/C – Oscar Tshiebwe
SG – Kellan Grady
PG – Sahvir Wheeler
The Kentucky Wildcats have a well-rounded starting 5, which is coached by one of the best basketball minds in the game, John Callipari. The Wildcats are a rebounding machine thanks to their monster center, Oscar Tshiebwe. He’s doing it all as he leads four stat categories with the Wildcats. Tshiebwe is averaging 16.9 points, 15.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game.
As if that’s not scary enough, Kentucky also has Kellan Grady, who’s an automatic 43.5% from three-point territory. Manning the floor will be point guard Sahvir Wheeler, who leads the team in assists, averaging 7 per contest. With teamwork and excellent coaching, the Wildcats are one of the best teams this season.
Arizona Wildcats: +165
SG/SF – Bennedict Mathurin
PF – Azuolas Tubelis
C – Christian Koloko
Another Wildcat will be joining the fray, as the Arizona Wildcats will also be good picks going to the Final Four. Benedict Mathurin, who’s projected to go 5th or 6th in this year’s NBA draft, is averaging 17.4 points per game for Arizona. Mathurin is a strong forward who scores well down low. Make no mistake, though; Mathurin won’t hesitate to fire threes if open.
Center Christian Koloko will man the paint area and provide a stifling defense. He averages 7.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game. The Wildcat’s second-leading scorer, PF Azuolas Tubelis, averages 15 points per game. Although the Wildcats are good shooters from the three-point stripe, it’s their efficiency in field goal percentage that’ll help them win crucial games this season.
Baylor Bears: +230
G – Adam Flagler
G – LJ Cryer
PG – James Akinjo
As expected from a guard-heavy rotation, the Baylor Bears are fielding one of the best three-point shooting backcourts in the collegiate level. The Bears’ leading scorer, Adam Flagler, averages 13.9 points per game and shoots 40.5% from the three-point line. Their second-leading scorer, LJ Cryer, shoots a blistering 46.8% from the arc and averages 13.5 points per game.
Their biggest weapon, however, is James Akinjo. He’s the team’s leading point guard, handling the floor and averaging 13.1 points and 5.8 assists per game. Incredible three-point shooting and balanced scoring from their guards are the keys to victory for the Baylor Bears. If they continue to shoot lights out, a trip to the Final Four is on the way.
Auburn Tigers: +240
PF – Jabari Smith
C – Walker Kessler
PG – Wendell Green Jr.
As the best team in the Southeastern Conference or SEC, the Auburn Tigers have the necessary tools to win the championship, let alone go to the Final Four. The Auburn Tigers have one of the most complete rosters in the league. Balanced in both defense and offense, the Tigers have one of the best prospects this year in Jabari Smith.
Jabari Smith is projected 1st or 2nd pick in this year’s NBA draft. He’s a power forward who’s deadly from the arc, shooting at 42.5%. Smith is averaging 16.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for Auburn. K.D. Johnson averages 12.6 points and 2.0 steals per game. Johnson is a force to be reckoned with when he’s on defense.
Speaking of defense, the Auburn Tigers also have Walker Kessler. Kessler is a reliable center who prides himself on defense. He leads the whole of the NCAA in blocks, averaging 4.6 per game. With steady shooting from their star and suffocating defense, the Auburn Tigers can roar their way to the championships.
The top teams mentioned on this list are the best contenders this season. Be sure to follow these teams and see them do their best as March Madness is fast approaching.
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