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Odds to Win the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championship

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Mar/15/2011
Odds to Win the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championship

Odds to win the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championship had the Ohio Buckeyes as favorites at +350, which would pay out $35 for every $10 bet and $350 for every $100 bet.

"I think Ohio State is the best team," ESPN analyst Jay Bilas said last week. But not unbeatable, as Wisconsin and Purdue proved in a span of eight days.

The Buckeyes also have the misfortune of being placed in the toughest bracket.

"There's four legit national champion contenders in the same bracket," said Mike Colbert, who runs books at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, M Resort, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Tropicana. "Ohio State, North Carolina, Syracuse and Kentucky. It's a loaded bracket. It doesn't make any sense."

Another top seed, Duke, pays $450 for every $100 bet.  Duke had been the favorite to win up until Selection Sunday. 

There are injury concerns still surrounding Duke standout Kyrie Irving. 

“He’s a great asset to our team,” the junior forward Miles Plumlee said of Irving. “But I don’t know if people forgot, you know, we won it last year without Kyrie. Nolan and Kyle were a huge part of that, and everyone else got a lot better, so, you know, we’d love to have him back, but we got all the pieces to get it done.”

Another number one seed, Kansas, comes in with +450 odds

Pittsburgh is another team expecting to make the Final Four with a payout potential of $800 on every $100 bet should they win the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championship.

"I think we're going to make this run in the NCAA tournament and bring it back to the city of Pittsburgh,” said Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh’s leading scorer.  “We're going to get to the Final Four this year. It's motivation to get that Final Four. It's something we're going to do. I'm just telling you, that's what we're going to do this year. We're going to get to the Final Four."


All Odds to Win The 2011 NCAA Championship appear below.

Arizona +6000

BYU +5000 – pays $5000 for every $100 bet.  Place your bet here

Belmont +50000

Butler +20000

Cincinnati +20000

Clemson +100000

Connecticut +3500 – pays $3500 for every $100 bet.  Place your bet here

Duke +450 – pays $450 for every $100 bet.  Place your bet here

Field (Any Other Team Not Mentioned Here) +7500

Florida +1800 – pays $1800 for every $100 bet.  Place your bet here

Florida St +30000

George Mason +20000

Georgetown +6000 – pays $6000 for every $100 bet.  Place your bet here

Georgia +30000

Gonzaga +10000

Illinois +2000

Kansas +450 – pays $450 for every $100 bet.  Place your bet here

Kansas St +3500

Kentucky +2500

Louisville +2000

Marquette +20000

Memphis +10000

Michigan +20000

Michigan St +10000

Missouri +10000

North Carolina +1500 – pays $1500 for every $100 bet.  Place your bet here

Notre Dame +2500 – pays $2500 for every $100 bet.  Place your bet here

Oakland +100000

Ohio St +350 – pays $350 for every $100 bet.  Place your bet here

Old Dominion +20000

Pittsburgh +800 – pays $800 for every $100 bet.  Place your bet here

Purdue +2000

Richmond +50000

San Diego St +1000

St Johns +15000

Syracuse +2500

Temple +2000

Tennessee +20000

Texas +2000 – pays $2000 for every $100 bet.  Place your bet here

Texas A&M +20000

UCLA +7500

UNLV +20000

USC +50000

Utah St +20000

Vanderbilt +15000

Villanova +10000

Washington +4000

West Virginia +10000

Wisconsin +5000

Xavier +10000

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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