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Who has the best and worst odds to reach the Elite Eight, Final Four out of the West region

We run down the full list of odds for each team in the West region to make the Elite Eight and Final Four.

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Corey Kispert, guard Julian Strawther, guard Jalen Suggs and forward Drew Timme celebrate after defeating the the BYU Cougars in the West Coast Conference Tournament championship game at Orleans Arena. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 NCAA Tournament is set to begin on Thursday with the First Four, and the round of 64 is set to begin on Friday. Teams across the country are preparing to compete for a national championship, as this year’s competition could be the most unpredictable one yet because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams in the West region will have to take down the odds-on favorite to reach the title game. Seed Nos. 2 through 15 could be in for a real test when matched up against the country's only undefeated team. Let’s take a look at some odds of its top contenders at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Gonzaga’s title odds are +205, and the Bulldogs appear to be a shoo-in for the Elite 8 at -305. If the top team in the country’s odds to miss the Elite Eight are +230 and its odds to make the Final Four are -230. Gonzaga’s biggest competition in the West is Iowa. The Hawkeyes’ Elite Eight (+100) and Final Four odds (+400) are second in the region. Kansas’s Elite Eight (+330) and Final Four (+650) odds rank fourth.

Eastern Washington, Grand Canyon, Norfolk State, and Appalachian State have +5000 Elite Eight odds. Norfolk State and Appalachian State have the worst Final Four odds (+15000) in the region, as the two schools will battle it out in a First Four game to earn a first-round matchup against Gonzaga this week.

Odds to reach 2021 Elite Eight, Final Four — West region

Team Make Elite 8 Miss Elite 8 Make Final 4
Team Make Elite 8 Miss Elite 8 Make Final 4
Gonzaga -305 +230 -230
Iowa +100 -124 +400
Kansas +330 -455 +650
Oklahoma +1500 -10000 +1000
USC +600 -910 +1000
Virginia +675 -1115 +1000
Creighton +600 -1000 +1150
Missouri +3000 -10000 +2500
Oregon +800 -2000 +2500
Drake +4000 -10000 +3000
Wichita State +3000 -10000 +3000
VCU +1500 -10000 +4000
Ohio +4000 -10000 +6000
UC Santa Barbara +3500 -10000 +6000
Eastern Washington +5000 -10000 +10000
Grand Canyon +5000 -10000 +12000
Appalachian State +5000 -10000 +15000
Norfolk State +5000 -10000 +15000

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