The 2021 NCAA Tournament is in full swing as the second round is set to kick off Sunday, March 21st. The South region of the bracket is loaded with talented programs, but the first round saw two of the biggest upsets we’ll probably see this month.
No. 1 Baylor, No. 3 Arkansas, and No. 5 Villanova all cruised to victory, but Cinderella took down a couple big programs. No. 15 Oral Roberts upended No. 2 Ohio State to become the ninth such seed to win in the tournament. That was followed by No. 13 North Texas beating No. 4 Purdue in overtime.
Let’s take a look at the odds of some of its top contenders at DraftKings Sportsbook as we enter the second round of March Madness.
Baylor is the heavy favorite, and has the best odds to win their region second only to Gonzaga in the West region. North Texas has the biggest climb from pre-tournament, improving from +8000 to +2000. Florida could offer the most value at the moment. They get Oral Roberts in the second round, and while they could face a tough Arkansas squad, they avoid Baylor until the Elite Eight.
Here are the odds for each remaining team in the South region to make it to the Final Four entering the second round of the tournament. Feel free to compare them to each team’s odds entering the tournament.
No. 1 Baylor -137
No. 3 Arkansas +600
No. 6 Texas Tech +600
No. 9 Wisconsin +600
No. 5 Villanova +900
No. 7 Florida +1000
No. 13 North Texas +2000
No. 15 Oral Roberts +5000
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