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A general view of signage during the 2021 NCAA Final Four semifinal between the UCLA Bruins and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images via AFP.
A general view of signage during the 2021 NCAA Final Four semifinal between the UCLA Bruins and the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images via AFP.

UConn, Purdue, Alabama, and NC State reached the 2024 Final Four, and two of those teams are among the favorites to return in 2025, according to our best March Madness betting sites.

The UConn Huskies were among the favorites to reach the Final Four in Phoenix all season long. They did just that en route to their second straight title, and our best sports betting sites expect them to be back in the semifinals in 2025.

Connecticut is among the favorites by the latest March Madness odds to cut down the nets and, by extension, reach the 2025 Final Four in San Antonio. The Huskies trail consensus favorite Duke, which lost in the Elite Eight of March Madness in 2024, in the opening odds across our best sportsbooks.

Alabama, one of the four finalists in the 2024 field, is priced inside the top five of next year's title odds alongside North Carolina, Kansas, and Houston. Those schools are just ahead of Arizona, Baylor, and Kentucky in the early odds to win the 2025 national championship.

Odds to reach the Final Four in 2025 should be offered as we get closer to the start of the 2024-25 college basketball season. Until then, here's a look at the title odds for 2025, as well as the closing odds and results for the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

March Madness odds 2025

(Odds updated April 9)

North Carolina+1400+1500
Iowa State+2200+4000

2024 March Madness results

East Region winner

UConn captured the East Region with a 77-52 victory over Illinois on Saturday, March 30. The Huskies opened as the +100 favorite to win the region at FanDuel.

Midwest Region winner

Purdue clinched the Midwest Region with a 72-66 win over Tennessee on Sunday, March 31. The Boilermakers opened as the +165 favorite to win the region at FanDuel.

South Region winner

NC State won the South Region with a 76-64 win over rival Duke on Sunday, March 31. The Wolfpack were +4300 to win the region at FanDuel entering the first round of the NCAA Tournament, which implied a 2.27% chance of winning.

West Region winner

Alabama won the West Region with an 89-82 triumph over Clemson on Saturday, March 30. The Crimson Tide held the fourth-shortest odds to win the region at +800 via FanDuel prior to the tournament.

Final Four matchups

Odds via BetMGM

NC State (11) vs. Purdue (1)Purdue -9.5 (-105)O/U 145.5
Alabama (4) vs. UConn (1)UConn -11.5 (-115)O/U 161.5

Final Four odds over time

The Final Four odds for this year's NCAA Tournament featured UConn and Purdue in the top three spots for much of the season, and those two were among the favorites across our best sports betting apps when the bracket was first released on Selection Sunday.

Sure enough, those heavyweights bullied their way through the first four rounds to reach the semifinals. Alabama and NC State join them, despite many writing off those schools when the field was first announced. The Crimson Tide needed to beat North Carolina and Clemson to reach that point, while the Wolfpack dispatched Marquette and Duke on their way to the final weekend.

Recent March Madness winners

YearTeamPreseason odds
2016-17North Carolina+1900
2015-16Villanova +2500
2013-14Connecticut +6500

What schools have the most Final Four appearances?

SchoolFinal Four appearancesLast appearance
North Carolina212022
Michigan State102019
Ohio State102012

Final Four betting analysis

After the 2024 March Madness bracket was set, the Final Four odds experienced a major shift beyond the top few teams. But UConn and Purdue were always among the favorites to cut down the nets for their respective regions.

Once those two teams reached the final stage, the Huskies and Boilermakers were rightfully big favorites to advance past the semifinal round and meet in the national championship, which featured one of the most compelling on-court matchups in recent memory. Both squads relied on dominant interior play from Donovan Clingan and Zach Edey, the two favorites by the March Madness MVP odds.

Those two met worthy challengers in the Alabama Crimson Tide and NC State Wolfpack, which each pulled off at least one major upset to survive their regions and ultimately make the Final Four. It was the first such appearance in school history for the Crimson Tide, while the Wolfpack enjoyed a Cinderella run to their first Final Four since 1983.

March Madness FAQs

Where will the 2025 Final Four be played?

The 2025 Final Four will be played April 5 and 7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Who was the Final Four favorite?

The Huskies were the consensus betting favorites with odds as short as -455 to reach the Final Four during 2024 March Madness. Those odds gave the Huskies an implied probability of 81.98% of making the Final Four, according to our odds converter, before they eventually reached the semifinal and won it all.

Who was in the 2024 Final Four?

The UConn Huskies, Purdue Boilermakers, Alabama Crimson Tide, and NC State Wolfpack reached the Final Four of the 2024 NCAA Tournament after winning their respective regions in March Madness.

When was the 2024 Final Four?

The 2024 Final Four matchups were played on Saturday, April 6, with UConn and Purdue advancing to meet in national championship game on Monday, April 8. The Huskies won that game 75-60 to secure back-to-back titles.

Where was the 2024 Final Four played?

The 2024 Final Four and national championship game were held inside State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, Ariz.

March Madness betting odds pages

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