The Final Four betting odds in college basketball refers to the semifinals with the last four teams remaining playing to determine which two teams will advance to the championship game. Final 4 odds have two games on Saturday while the championship game is on Monday.
Final 4 odds are part of March Madness even though the games are normally played in the first week of April. The team with the most experience in terms of Final 4 odds is UCLA who will be making their 18th Final Four appearance. They have won 11 national titles according to Final Four betting odds history. The Bruins will be playing a Memphis team that is making its third Final Four appearance. Final Four betting odds show that the Tigers are led by Chris Douglas-Roberts who scores 17.5 points per game. Final 4 odds data shows that UCLA and Memphis played four common opponents this season. Memphis beat all four teams while UCLA went 5-2 as they played some teams twice. If experience is a factor in Final 4 odds then UCLA has the advantage as they have six players that will be playing in their third Final Four.
North Carolina also has a great deal of Final Four experience. They are the #1 seed in the entire tournament and the favorite in Final 4 odds. Final 4 odds show that the Tar Heels have one of the best players in the country in center Tyler Hansbrough who has averaged 21 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in the tournament. Final 4 odds show that Kansas is deep and balanced but does not have a go-to scorer like the Tar Heels have. Final 4 odds show that North Carolina’s Roy Williams is making his sixth trip to the Final Four. He led North Carolina to a title in 2005. This will be the first trip to the Final Four for Kansas head coach Bill Self. North Carolina will be playing in their 17th Final Four and that is second only to UCLA in Final 4 odds history. Kansas is in the Final Four for the 13th time and that is fourth all-time. The one intangible that is interesting in Final Four betting odds is that Roy Williams used to coach at Kansas.