When looking at the current March Madness odds, it is the Houston Cougars that have been marked as the sportsbook's favorite. At +475 at the time of writing, they have just out Alabama as many people’s picks to win this year’s tournament.
While there has been a recent movement as far as the chasing pack is concerned. Purdue still finds themselves as the third favorite at +1000 but they are now sharing that status with UCLA.
A shortening of their odds leaves last year’s winner Kansas as the fifth favorite and just ahead of the Texas. At the current odds, the sportsbook believes the Longhorns will be likely to secure a place in the Elite Eight.
When looking at this year’s genuine contenders to win March Madness, Texas will certainly find itself as part of the conversation. Not necessarily the loudest voice but they will still get a mention from basketball aficionados up and down the country.
In fairness to the Longhorns, there are better teams in this year’s bracket but at the same time, there are not many either. They currently have the second-best record in this season’s Big 12 and that should not be overlooked.
Can the Longhorns win March Madness? Possibly. Will the Longhorns win March Madness? Possibly not. Of course, this tournament has the name it possesses for very good reason and you may not want to rule Texas out of the victory equation just yet.
The basketball action is going to be coming at you rather thick and fast over the next few weeks and therefore, you are probably going to want to place a wager or two on the outcomes during March Madness.
This also means that there are going to be plenty of sportsbooks ready to facilitate your bets and if you are unsure where your dollars should go, we now have a recommended list before the tournament gets underway.
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