March Madness Odds: Final Four Betting Handle & Sportsbook Data Ahead Of Sweet 16

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Written By Eli Hershkovich | Last Updated
Sweet 16 Picks

Before you make your Sweet 16 picks, with March Madness odds resuming Thursday, let’s reevaluate the Final Four betting handle at BetMGM Sportsbook. Remember that North Carolina residents can sign up for the best new NC sportsbook promos. These exclusive promos will net you up to $2,700 in bonus bets!

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pre-sweet 16: final four odds

Ahead of the 2024 NCAA Tournament, the defending champion UConn Huskies were lined at -120 to make the Final Four. They’re still the favorite in this market at -225, but they aren’t the biggest liability for BetMGM. That title belongs to the Arizona Wildcats, accruing 10.6% of the handle.

Per the table above, the Wildcats are +120 to play in Phoenix after opening at +260. That’s equivalent to a 45.5% implied probability. First, they must dispose of the sixth-seeded Clemson Tigers, which I don’t see as an easy out, per my Sweet 16 picks column. Arizona’s 10-point win over Dayton was much closer than the final score indicated, as Dayton shot well below its norm from behind the arc.

The Tar Heels are next up, manufacturing 9.9% of the betting handle. They’ve also notched the highest percentage of Final Four tickets (9.3%) in the process. North Carolina forward Harrison Ingram was one of the catalysts in its win over Michigan State in the round of 32, hitting five triples. For reference, they opened at +300 but now sit at +175.

You can read more about North Carolina sports betting and Caleb Love’s former team, which squares off against Alabama on Thursday, in our Sweet 16 betting guide.

You didn’t have to wait too long for the aforementioned Huskies, generating 9.3% of the overall handle. NC State (3.3%), set at +1300, is even receiving plenty of interest in North Carolina. Below is a complete list of where the money is headed for Final Four odds among the remaining NCAA tournament contestants.

Team Final Four Handle Percentage
Tennessee8.8%
Houston7.0%
Purdue5.0%
Duke4.4%
Creighton3.7%
Gonzaga3.7%
NC State3.3%
Iowa State3.0%
Marquette1.8%
Illinois1.8%
Clemson1.1%
San Diego State0.7%
Alabama0.6%

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