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Final Four National Championship Odds
- No. 1 Virginia +153
- No. 2 Michigan State +202
- No. 3 Texas Tech +420
- No. 5 Auburn +650
The Auburn Tigers and Texas Tech Raiders will make their first Final Four appearance in Minneapolis on Saturday. Both squads are gunning to win their first title after their first Final Four appearance since UConn twenty years ago.
Auburn took the hard way to get to the Final Four. The Tigers beat No. 4 Kansas in the round of 32, No. 1 UNC in the Sweet 16, and No. 2 Kentucky in the Elite Eight. This team hasn’t lost since Feb. 23 and is on a 13-game winning streak. The streak includes winning four games in four days en route to the SEC tournament title. Do they have enough left in the tank to get to the Finals?
Texas Tech beat No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 2 Michigan State and No. 6 Buffalo with America’s most effective defense to reach the Final Four. Possible top-five NBA pick Jarrett Culver has carried the offense for the Red Raiders. If he gets hot early, this team is going to the National Championship Final.
Standing in the way of the two Final Four rookie squads are the Virginia Cavaliers and Michigan State Wolverines. Virginia is in the Final Four for the first time since 1984 while Michigan State is the only team left to win a national title.
Is Michigan State a team of destiny after beating Zion Williamson and overall No. 1 seed Duke? Or will the last top-seed remaining in the tournament reach the final?
Final Four Matchup Odds
No. 5 Auburn +205
No. 1 Virginia -5
No. 3 Texas Tech +135
No. 2 Michigan State -2½