Final Four weekend is one of the most popular within the betting world.
And while plenty of sports fans won’t even throw a dollar on the game, Vegas’ (usually) spot-on odds are always intriguing to look at.
Here are some interesting numbers, as provided by RJ Bell of Pregame.com:
Current Odds to Win Championship
Louisville: $150 wins $100 (53% chance)
Michigan: $100 wins $300 (22% chance)
Syracuse: $100 wins $400 (18% chance)
Wichita St: $100 wins $1200 (7% chance)
Louisville favored by 10.5 points vs. Wichita St
-Second-biggest Final Four favorite ever in 64-team era (since 1985)
-The biggest Final Four favorite: Duke -11 vs. Michigan St in 1999
-Starting in 2005, the better seeded team has won 11 of 12 games Final Four games (with four games matching up equal seeds)
-Wichita St is only the fourth Final Four team to be seeded worse than #8.
-62% of Final Four teams in modern era (since 1985) have been a #1 or #2 seed.
-Only one team worse than #6 seed has made the FINALS in last 27 years.
-17 of 28 National Champions in modern era have been #1 seeds.
-For 24 straight years the champion has been a #4 seed or better.
Most Outstanding player
Russ Smith: $120 wins $100
Trey Burke: $100 wins $400
Peyton Siva: $100 wins $700
Michael Carter-Williams: $100 wins $1000
The best odds for a Wichita State player is Cleanthony Early: $100 wins $3,000
Odds on Final Four Teams before season began
Louisville: 8 to 1
Michigan: 25 to 1
Syracuse: 30 to 1
Wichita St: 200 to 1