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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.

The 2023-24 college basketball season is still several months away, but we're already dreaming about another blue-blood program-dominated Final Four. Read on as we track the 2024 Final Four odds via the best sports betting sites over the next year.

To say the 2023 Final Four was unpredictable would be an understatement. San Diego State, Florida Atlantic, and Miami all made the Final Four for the first time in program history. In the end, the UConn Huskies earned the honor of cutting down the nets.

But could we see a return of the blue bloods during the 2024 Final Four in Phoenix? The betting market seems to think so. Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky join the defending national champions as the favorites to reach the semifinal round of next year's NCAA Tournament.

However, March Madness never goes according to plan, and it could be worth taking the chance on some teams further down the oddsboard in this market.

Here's a look at the 2024 March Madness Final Four market (odds via DraftKings and FanDuel sportsbooks).

March Madness Final Four odds 2024

(odds updated May 24)

Duke+380 🔥+350 ❄️
Kansas+450 🔥+310  ❄️
Kentucky+475 ❄️+500 🔥
UConn+500 🔥+400 ❄️
Marquette+500 🔥+470 ❄️
Purdue+600 🔥+550 ❄️
Arkansas+650 🔥+430 ❄️
Michigan State+650 🔥+400 ❄️
Alabama+650 ❄️+800 🔥

March Madness Final Four odds analysis

Only two of our best sports betting apps have released a Final Four market for the 2023-24 college basketball season, though it's not difficult to see how those books landed on each number. The best sportsbooks usually take a fraction of a team's national championship odds and come up with a Final Four value.

In this case, DraftKings is offering the better price on a majority of the top teams on the oddsboard. The one big exception is Kentucky, which is being listed at +500 through FanDuel.

March Madness Final Four odds movement

College basketball rosters are rarely set at this time of the year in the current era of the transfer portal. But the betting odds are constantly moving based on which teams make the biggest offseason moves.

The Kansas Jayhawks are the best example of that, as Bill Self has completely overhauled a roster that was a No. 1 seed in last year's tourney. With Hunter Dickinson transferring, along with Kevin McCullar Jr. and Dajuan Harris Jr. returning, an experienced Kansas team has shot up this oddsboard over the last month.

Bettors would be wise to take advantage of this ever-changing landscape, grabbing some off-market lines at the best live betting sites during the summer. It might be best to wait for nonconference play after that, which is when a team starts putting together a strong resume, potentially leading to a higher seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Recent March Madness winners

Odds from

YearTeamPre-tournament odds
2016-2017North Carolina+2400
2015-2016Villanova +2600
2013-2014Connecticut +7000

March Madness FAQs

Who is the March Madness Final Four favorite?

Duke, Kansas, and Kentucky make up the top tier of 2024 March Madness favorites at our best March Madness betting sites.

Who won March Madness last year?

The UConn Huskies defeated the San Diego State Aztecs 76-59 to win the 2023 NCAA Tournament.

When does March Madness 2024 start?

Selection Sunday will take place on Sunday, March 17, four days before the tournament kicks off on Thursday, March 21.

When will March Madness be decided?

The 2024 title game will take place on Monday, April 8.

Where will the 2024 Final Four be played?

The 2024 Final Four and National Championship Game will be held inside State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, AZ.

Here are our best March Madness betting sites:

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