This college basketball season has gone by in a flash as we are already about to enter the Elite 8 round of the 2021 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
The Sweet 16 is being played the weekend of March 27-28 and the Elite 8 will follow – on Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30. Here we will take a look at the Elite 8 odds from the top US sportsbooks as they are made available. And we will also provide an updated Elite 8 schedule.
Sportsbook offers for the NCAA tournament
Sportsbooks are shelling out some of their best offers of the year in honor of March Madness.
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- DraftKings Sportsbook is offering 100-1 odds on an NCAA Tournament game. Sign up for DraftKings Sportsbook by going here.
Elite 8 odds
Monday and Tuesday’s Elite 8 odds are now posted. Below are the best prices on each game. Click on the price(s) you like to place a bet.
Monday: Oregon State vs. Houston (7:15 p.m. ET CBS)
Houston opened as 8-point favorites over Oregon State at FanDuel Sportsbook. Click here for a full betting preview of Oregon State vs. Houston.
Monday: Arkansas vs. Baylor (9:57 p.m. ET CBS)
Baylor opened as a 7-point favorite over Arkansas at PointsBet. Click here for a full betting preview of Arkansas vs. Baylor.
Tuesday: USC vs. Gonzaga (7:15 p.m. ET TBS)
Gonzaga opened as a 9-point favorite over USC at PointsBet. Click here for a full betting preview of USC vs. Gonzaga.
Tuesday: UCLA vs. Michigan (9:57 p.m. ET TBS)
Michigan opened as a 7.5 favorite over UCLA at PointsBet. Click here for a full betting preview of UCLA vs. Michigan.
NCAA Tournament futures
NCAA Tournament futures odds have been available for months. Here are live lines and sportsbook odds comparisons. Click on the price(s) you like to place a wager.
What’s on tap?
Just 10 days ago there were 64 teams with National Title hopes. Now, just eight teams remain as the Regional Finals get underway Monday night.
Oregon State, the 12 seed in the Midwest Region, will face 2-seed Houston. The Beavers are fresh off a 65-58 victory over Loyola Chicago while Houston blasted Syracuse, 62-46.
The other Monday nighter pits 3-seeded Arkansas against 1-seed Baylor. Arkansas barely squeaked by Oral Roberts on Saturday, 72-70, while Baylor had its way with Villanova, 62-51.
Elite 8 schedule
The Elite 8 schedule is a tad different this year. In years past, the Elite 8 would be held on a Saturday and Sunday – with the Sweet 16 taking place on the Thursday and Friday prior. This year, the NCAA is switching things up by placing the Regional Semi-finals on the weekend and bumping the Elite 8 to early in the following week.
It is not yet know if this is a permanent change for March Madness.
Nonetheless, here is the Elite 8 schedule with start time and TV channel information. Check back here for updates.
Monday, March 29
- Oregon State vs. Houston (7:15 p.m. CBS)
- Arkansas vs. Baylor (9:57 p.m. CBS)
Tuesday, March 30
- USC vs. Gonzaga (7:15 p.m. TBS)
- UCLA vs. Michigan (9:57 p.m. TBS)
The Final Four will follow the following Saturday and the National Championship game will take place on Monday, April 5.