NCAA Men’s Tournament: Final Four Odds and Predictions

We’ve made it.

Sixty-eight teams have been whittled down to four as Duke, Kansas, Villanova, and North Carolina will compete in the Final Four to move one step closer to a college basketball National Championship.

The Jayhawks enter the National Semifinals as the lone No. 1 seed, while the Blue Devils and Wildcats each arrive as a No. 2, and the Tar Heels come in as the underdogs (on paper) as an eight seed.

The betting odds are out — so who are the favorites and who can we expect to advance to the National Title game on April 4?

Semifinal No. 1: Kansas vs. Villanova

Spread: Kansas -4

Over/under: 132

Moneyline: Kansas -180, Villanova +155

The Jayhawks flew under the radar for most of the tournament. A team full of upperclassmen and no sure-fire NBA Draft lottery pick tends to do that.

But Kansas was a No. 1 seed for a reason, and it played like one.

Head coach Bill Self and his team beat Texas Southern by 27 in the opening round before being tested by No. 9 seed Creighton in the Round of 32, ultimately winning 79-72.

The Jayhawks beat Providence by five in the Sweet 16 and then played perhaps their best basketball of the year in a 76-50 rout of Miami in the Elite Eight.

Villanova’s trip to a national semifinal is dampened by the news of All-Big East guard Justin Moore’s torn ACL. It’s a significant blow for the Wildcats and likely part of why Kansas is favored.

Still, this is Nova’s third Final Four in the last six years, and senior point guard Collin Gillespie is as steady as they come as a leader.

Semifinal No. 2: Duke vs. UNC

Spread: Duke – 4.5

Over/under: 150

Moneyline: Duke -195, North Carolina +165

This is the matchup everyone has been waiting for since the possibility appeared on the March Madness calendar.

The Blue Devils and Tar Heels have never met in an NCAA Tournament game. Ever. Now the most historic rivalry in college basketball is hitting the sport’s biggest stage.

Of course, it also comes during Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final season. Because why wouldn’t it?

UNC and Duke are both peaking at the right time. The Heels have only lost one game since Feb. 16, and the Devils are gelling down the stretch as they try and send their leading man off into the sunset.

These two teams met in the final game of the regular season at Cameron Indoor Stadium. A weekend-long celebration of all things Coach K culminated in a blowout North Carolina win.

UNC spoiled Krzyzewski’s final regular-season game. Can the Tar Heels spoil his last trip to the Final Four too?

Which two teams will be competing for a National Championship?

Moore’s injury puts Villanova at a disadvantage from the opening tip. Jay Wright is one of the best coaches in the sport — he’ll surely find a way to rally the troops and gameplan for the Jayhawks.

But Kansas is coming off its best game of the season. That means something. It will be Rock Chalk Jayhawk in Lawrence.

Carolina and Duke will be one of the most heated, intense games in NCAA men’s basketball history. These two teams with this much on the line? It’s going to be the must-watch of all must-watches.

The Blue Devils have more NBA talent, and they’ll be playing for K. But UNC is too hot right now. The Heels are 10-1 in their last 11 games and 12-2 in their last 14.

Take the favorite Jayhawks, but take the underdog Tar Heels. We’ll be seeing a Kansas-North Carolina National Championship game.

All odds via Draftkings as of 3/27.

Like Sportscasting on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @sportscasting19.

RELATED: St. Peter’s Head Coach Shaheen Holloway Already Has His Next Job Picked Out