West Region - Las Vegas

NCAA Tournament odds and predictions


How will the West be won this year? We will soon find out with March Madness nearly here. West Region odds have been made available at top sports betting sites. Check out game lines and odds to win the West Regional below. This year’s West Sweet 16 and regional final will be played in Las Vegas, Nevada at T-Mobile Arena.

Below we will look at West Regional odds as well as the bracket and lines for each team in 2023.

West Region odds

View West Region odds below.


Check out our interactive NCAA bracket below. You can find West Region odds in the lower right portion of the bracket.

West Region game lines

The No. 3 Gonzaga Zags punched their Elite 8 ticket via a thrilling Sweet 16 victory, 76-76, over No. 2 UCLA Thursday night. No. 4 Connecticut advanced to the Round of 8 by knocking out No. 8 Arkansas, 88-65, Thursday night.

The defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks, the No. 1 seed in the West Region, did not make the trip to Las Vegas as a result of their second round loss to No. 8 Arkansas, 72-71.

Check out West Region game lines below.

No. 4 Connecticut vs. No. 3 Gonzaga

Connecticut was listed as a -2 favorite as of Friday morning with the over/under line of 153.5. Catch UConn vs. Gonzaga on TV Saturday, March 25 at 8:49 p.m. ET on TBS.

West Region History

The West Region has had some of the more memorable first round upsets in March Madness history. In 2001, No. 15 Hampton toppled No. 2 Iowa State. Another 15 over 2 seed upset in the West occurred in 2012 when Norfolk State stunned Missouri.

The West has also had 14 seeds take down 3 seeds as Harvard did the deed in 2013 with a win over New Mexico, and in 2015 Georgia State shocked Baylor.

Here are all of the first round upsets that took place in the West over the past 24 years:

  • 2022: No. 11 Notre Dame over No. 6 Alabama, No. 12 New Mexico State over No. 5 UConn, No. 9 Memphis over No. 8 Boise State
  • 2021: No. 13 Ohio over No. 4 Virginia
  • 2019: No. 12 Murray State over No. 5 Marquette, No. 10 Florida over No. 7 Nevada, No. 9 Baylor over No. 8 Syracuse
  • 2018: No. 9 over No. 8 Missouri
  • 2017: No. 11 Xavier over No. 6 Maryland
  • 2016: No. 12 Yale over No. 5 Baylor, No. 11 Northern Iowa over No. 6 Texas, No. 10 VCU over No. 7 Oregon State
  • 2015: No. 14 Georgia State over No. 3 Baylor, No. 10 Ohio State over No. 7 Virginia Commonwealth
  • 2014: No. 12 North Dakota State over No. 5 Oklahoma
  • 2013: No. 14 Harvard over No. 3 New Mexico, No. 13 La Salle over No. 4 Kansas State, No. 12 Mississippi over No. 5 Wisconsin, No. 10 Iowa State over No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 9 Wichita State over No. 8 Pittsburgh
  • 2012: No. 15 Norfolk State over No. 2 Missouri, No. 9 Saint Louis over No. 8 Memphis
  • 2011: None
  • 2010: No. 13 Murray State over No. 4 Vanderbilt
  • 2009: No. 10 Maryland over No. 7 California, No. 9 Texas A&M over No. 8 BYU
  • 2008: No. 13 San Diego over No. 4 UConn, No. 12 Western Kentucky over No. 5 Drake, No. 9 Texas A&M over No. 8 BYU
  • 2007: No. 11 VCU over No. 6 Duke
  • 2006: No. 13 Bradley over No. 4 Kansas, No. 10 Alabama over No. 7 Marquette, No. 9 Bucknell over No. 8 Arkansas
  • 2005: None
  • 2004: None
  • 2003: No. 11 Central Michigan over No. 6 Creighton, No. 10 Arizona State over No. 7 Memphis, No. 9 Gonzaga over No. 8 Cincinnati
  • 2002: No. 12 Missouri over No. 5 Miami, No. 11 Wyoming over No. 6 Gonzaga
  • 2001: No. 15 Hampton over No. 2 Iowa State, No. 13 Kent State over No. 4 Indiana, No. 11 Georgia State over No. 3 Maryland, No. 10 Georgetown over No. 7 Arkansas, No. 9 St. Joe’s over No. 8 Georgia Tech
  • 2000: No. 10 Gonzaga over No. 7 Louisville

West Region: What has happened recently?

Duke does not usually find itself in the West Bracket but the Blue Devils performed exceptionally well last year as a 2 seed. It was Coach K’s last hurrah and Duke made it all the way to the Final Four before it was bounced by rival North Carolina.

There were two decent upsets in the first round of the West Region last year as 12-seed New Mexico State upset 5-seeded UConn. Notre Dame, an 11-seed, upset No. 6 seed Alabama. And Memphis, the 9-seed, took down 8-seed Boise State.

There was just one first round upset in the West Region the previous year, as 13 seed Ohio took down 4 seed Virginia, 62-58. Gonzaga won the West Regional two years ago by beating USC, 85-66. The Zags went all the way to the National Title Game before losing to Baylor.

West Regional

The West Region has had the longest drought when it comes to having a team win it all. Kemba Walker’s 2011 UConn Huskies were the last team from the West Region to cut down the nets in early April. UConn accomplished the feat that season as a 3 seed.

The Huskies, despite being an East Coast school, have had great success whenever they’ve been placed in the West. UConn also captured the title in 2004 and 1999 after coming out of the West.

The 1995 UCLA Bruins and 1990 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels are the only other two programs to win the championship out of the West Region in the past 33 years. The West has produced the least amount of champions (five) out of any NCAA tournament region during that time.

Here is a list of NCAA tournament champions over the past three decades.

YearNCAA ChampionRegionSeed
2020*Tournament canceled due to COVID-19 pandemicN/AN/A
2019VirginiaSouth 1
2017North CarolinaSouth 1
2016VillanovaSouth 2
2015DukeSouth 1
2009North CarolinaSouth1
2005North CarolinaEast1
2000Michigan StateMidwest1
1993North CarolinaEast1

How the West Region is selected

Thirty-two NCAA teams receive automatic bids into the NCAA tournament. The rest of the field is chosen by the NCAA Div. 1 men’s basketball “Selection Committee,” headed by Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett. The committee chooses at-large teams via their season record, strength of schedule, scoring margin, location of wins and losses, net offensive and defensive efficiency, and quality of wins and losses.

Top teams will be placed in tournament regions that are geographically close to where they are from. Teams that barely squeak into the tourney might have to do some traveling.