The confetti has dropped, the nets have been cut down, and the song “One Shining Moment” has been cued and played once again after a one-year hiatus due to the global pandemic.
Baylor is happy and its home city of Waco, Texas, is partying. Previously undefeated Gonzaga feels like it just got whacked in the head with a two-by-four and has a long trip back to the state of Washington. And BetMGM already has the NCAA basketball odds wager ready for the 2022 championship.
With the COVID-19 year of 2020 behind us, all seems normal again. The question is: Who will still be standing on this very night — one year from now — when the NCAA tournament crowns its next men’s champion? It’s a long time from now, but people are already curious moments after the conclusion of Baylor’s win.
Some programs will undergo major changes due to early entrances to the NBA Draft. Transfers also have to be considered, whether they add to a program or subtract from it.
What do you think will happen next year? Test your knowledge when it comes to college basketball lines.
The In-Depth Odds – 2022
As we said, it’s never too early to take a look at what is next. Below is a quick glimpse at the college basketball odds, and for the full look, check out the 2022 NCAA men’s national championship lines. And yes, the defending national champs (Baylor) and runner-up (Gonzaga) figure prominently into the outlook.
Opening odds (as of April 5 – with 2021 NCAA Tournament finish):
Gonzaga (+600) — National runner-up
Michigan (+800) — Elite Eight
Baylor (+1200) — National champions
Duke (+1200) — Didn’t make tournament
Florida State (+1200) — Sweet 16
Ohio State (+1600) — First round
UCLA (+1600) — Final Four
Villanova (+1600) — Sweet 16
Alabama (+2000) — Sweet 16
Illinois (+2000) — Second round
Kansas (+2000) — Second round
Michigan State (+2000) — First Four
Purdue (+2000) — First round
Virginia Tech (+2000) — First round
Where’s your team? Check out the full NCAA betting lines for the 2022 title game.
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Brian McLaughlin is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of BMac and Herd’s FCS Podcast. He has covered the national recruiting scene in football and basketball for The Sporting News, headed up the PARADE Magazine High School All-America Basketball Team selections, handled FCS college football for HERO Sports, and has covered two NCAA men’s basketball tournaments (2009 and 2010). Follow BMac on Twitter @BrianMacWriter.