NCAA Tournament Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks 2022

NCAA Tournament Odds

Odds taken from DraftKings Sportsbook

Team Odds
Gonzaga +650
Michigan +1200
UCLA +1200
Duke +1400
Villanova +1400
Kansas +1400
Memphis +1500
Texas +1500
Purdue +1600
Kentucky +1600

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The NCAA Tournament, also known as March Madness, is a single-elimination College basketball tournament that involves 68 teams across Divison I of the NCAA. The winner of the tournament is considered the best team in college basketball.

Best Odds to Win NCAA 2022

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have the best odds to win the NCAA Tournament in 2022. Gonzaga has +650 odds to win the championship this year. They have a very talented freshman class led by five-star recruit Chet Holmgren. Holmgren could be the top pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. Gonzaga also successfully recruited five-star guard Hunter Sallis, four-star guard Nolan Hickman, and four-star center Kaden Perry. The Bulldogs were already in a good position last year, as evidenced by them making it to the Championship game. With that being said, their Freshman class will have a massive impact on this team for the better.

After Gonzaga, Michigan, Texas, and Duke all have +1200 odds to win it all. Duke recruited five-star forward Paolo Banchero this past year. Banchero is expected to be a top-three pick in the NBA Draft. Duke also recruited another five-star forward in AJ Griffin and four-star guards Trevor Keels and Jaylen Blakes.

Kansas, Purdue, and UCLA have a little worse odds than Michigan, Texas, and Duke at +1300. Kansas had a busy offseason landing with four four-star recruits and four transfers. I could see Kansas making a big run, but they would have an uphill battle against teams like Gonzaga and Duke.

NCAA Tournament 2022 Predictions

It is always difficult to say who will win it all at the beginning of the season for a couple of reasons. The NCAA Tournament is single-elimination, and as we have learned time and time again, any team can win on any day. The other big issue is that so many of these teams are evenly matched, and all of the very strong basketball programs this year are historically good programs.

I believe Gonzaga will win it all. Freshman Chet Holmgren will be a one-and-done player and is a truly special talent. It is rare that you see a 7-footer move with the agility and ball-handling skills that he has. Gonzaga also wants to venge it lose in the National Championship game last year. They are going to be challenged by the likes of Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky to name a few schools, but, if they stay healthy, they can win it all.

Where Will NCAA 2022 be Held?

The 2022 NCAA Tournament will be held in various locations. Before the first round starts, the First Four games will be held at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. The First and Second rounds of the Tournament are spread across the country. The games will be played at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York, Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana,

Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, PPG Saints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California.

The Sweet 16 and Elite Eight will also be played in various locations. The games will be played at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas (home of the San Antonio Spurs), the Chase Center in San Francisco, California (home of the Golden State Warriors), the United Center in Chicago, Illinois (home of the Chicago Bulls), and the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (home of the Philadelphia 76ers).

The Final Four and National Championship game will be played at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana (home of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints). The Caesars Superdome can seat up to 73,432 people for basketball games.

What Are the Dates for March Madness 2022?

Selection Sunday will take place on March 13. Then, the First Four games will begin the tournament and take place on March 15 and March 16. The First Round will take place on March 17 and March 18. The Second Round starts on the following day on March 19 and finishes on March 20.

The teams that make it to the Sweet 16 get a little break after the second round. The Sweet 16 is played on March 24 and March 25. The next round, the Elite Eight, will take place on March 26 and March 27.

What Are the Date for Final Four 2022?

The two Final Four games will happen on April 2, and the Championship game will take place on March 4.

Who Has the Most NCAA Championships in Basketball?

The UCLA Bruins have the most NCAA Championships with 11. Ten of those Championships came with John Wooden as the head coach between 1964 and 1975. The Bruins last National Championship came in 1995. The University of Kentucky Wildcats have the second-most National Championships with 8. The Wildcats last National Championship came in 2012 under Coach John Calipari.

Who Is the Current NCAA Basketball Champion?

The University of Baylor Bears are the current NCAA Tournament champions. The Bears beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs 86-70 to win the National Championship in 2021.

What College Has the Most NBA Players?

The University of Kentucky has a whopping 27 players in the NBA. Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, and Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray are a few of Kentucky’s big names in the NBA.

The Duke Blue Devils are second with 22 players in the NBA. Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving, New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson, and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum are the most notable players from Duke in the NBA.

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