Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Nebraska Cornhuskers forward Isaac Copeland (14).
- Nebraska won 22 games last year and returns some underrated offensive firepower in 2018-19. Their 40-1 betting odds to make the Final Four are very enticing.
- Three other teams -- ranging from 20-1 to 40-1 -- also look like candidates to make a surprise trip to Minneapolis.
In June, the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook released its first-ever Final Four odds — at the request of a Westgate executive rather than an oddsmaker.
Eyeing value is crucial in any future bet, but it’s even more important when selecting wagering on teams to make the Final Four, as upper-echelon teams’ value is all but diminished.
Case in point: Michigan isn’t even pegged to win the Big Ten, and it lost three of its best players (Moe Wagner, Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Duncan Robinson) from its runner-up appearance last season. Nevertheless, the Wolverines own 8-1 Final Four odds since the public loves to pin its money on blue bloods and last season’s darlings.
Which programs have the most value in their quest for a trip to Minneapolis? Here are my four favorite Final Four bets.
*All odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook