2019 March Madness Odds In NJ For Every Team: West Region

Martin Derbyshire Updated on March 20, 2019 99 Reads
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March Madness is here. You can now legally bet on the games in New Jersey for the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament.

The top NJ online and mobile sportsbooks are ready and willing to take all your action on the games. However, should arm yourself with a little college basketball betting knowledge first.

We’ve put together a guide to help you make better choices. It’s a region-by-region list of betting tips on each of this year’s March Madness competitors.

Other regions:

Here’s a look at the West Region’s No. 1 through No. 16 seed teams, including the current odds on each team to win it all:

No. 1 Gonzaga

Gonzaga took over the top spot AP Top 25 Poll: Week 17 college basketball rankings in February and held on to it through the end of the regular season.

However, the Bulldogs fell to fourth in the final poll released March 18 thanks to a loss to Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference tournament final. Gonzaga is still a No. 1 seed, but it may be faltering at the wrong time of the year.

No. 2 Michigan

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +2000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +2200
  • BetStars NJ +1600

The Michigan Wolverines made it to the 2018 NCAA Tournament Championship game before losing. The team has done almost everything it could to get back there this season, except beat fierce state rival Michigan State. In fact, the Wolverines have lost to the Spartans three times, including the Big Ten tournament title game.

Michigan, now in the West Region, and won’t have to face Michigan State again until the Final Four. However, it will have to get through top-seeded Gonzaga, and another 30-plus win team in Buffalo first. Plus, there’s a strong likelihood they will meet a 29-4 Nevada team in the second round, and that could spell trouble.

No. 3 Texas Tech

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +3000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +3300
  • BetStars NJ +2200

Texas Tech was upset by West Virginia in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. However, just like it did in a run to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament last year, the team plays tough defense. We all know defense wins championships, so don’t count out another deep run for the Red Raiders this year.

No. 4 Florida State

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +4000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +6500
  • BetStars NJ +3300

Florida State shocked top-seeded Virginia en route to an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) tournament championship game appearance. Then Duke rained on its parade in the final. This marks the third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance for the Seminoles. In fact, head coach Leonard Hamilton has taken the team to the tournament seven times since he took over the program in 2002, the most of any coach in school history.

No. 5 Marquette

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +8000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +10000
  • BetStars NJ +6600

The Marquette Golden Eagles put together a 24-9 record this season. They fell to Seton Hall in the Big East Tournament. However, junior guard Markus Howard averaged averages 25.1 points per game this year en route to Big East Player of the Year honors and is just the kind of player who can have a big impact on March Madness games.

No. 6 Buffalo

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +10000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +10000
  • BetStars NJ +10000

Buffalo beat Bowling Green to win the Mid-American Conference tournament title. This season marked the first ever that the Buffalo Bulls were nationally ranked. They finished the season at No. 18 with a 31-3 record and designs on shocking the world come March Madness.

No. 7 Nevada

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +6000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +7000
  • BetStars NJ +8000

The Nevada Wolf Pack would probably have been seeded higher if they had managed to win the Mountain West Tournament. However, top-seeded Nevada lost to San Diego State in the semifinals. Now, Nevada is a seven seed that will have to face a tough Florida team in the first round, and most likely Michigan in the second. The team’s 29-4 record this year tied a program high and they have even higher hopes, despite a tough road to the Sweet 16 ahead.

No. 8 Syracuse

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +15000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +16000
  • BetStars NJ +8000

The Syracuse Orange ran into the Duke juggernaut in the ACC tournament. Now they’re in the West Region with Gonzaga and looking to prove even the ACC also-rans are tough to beat.

No. 9 Baylor

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +25000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +19000
  • BetStars NJ +35000

Baylor is another school where the women’s program seems to be outshining the men these days. In fact, this Baylor men’s team has been pretty much playing out the string since losing its best player, Tristan Clark, to a season-ending injury in January. Do you hear that? Yes, it’s the sound of people writing Syracuse into the second round on brackets across the country.

No. 10 Florida

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +20000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +18000
  • BetStars NJ +15000

Florida lost to Auburn on its way to a shocking SEC Tournament title win. A No. 10 seed, the Gators will make a bid to be this year’s Cinderella behind the play of a talented backcourt.

No. 11 Arizona State/St. John’s

Arizona State

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +30000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +25000
  • BetStars NJ +35000

Arizona State finished second in the Pac-12, then lost in overtime to a surprising Oregon team in the Pac-12 tournament. Now they’re trying to play their way into a first-round matchup with a 30-win Buffalo team that is looking well beyond that game. By the way, Arizona State’s coach is former Bulls coach and Duke legend Bobby Hurley.

St. John’s

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +35000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +25000
  • BetStars NJ +35000

At press time, St. John’s still needed to beat Arizona State to get into the first round of the NCAA Tournament and a game with a 30-win Buffalo team that will be tough to beat. This is what happens to seven-seeds in the Big East Tournament that lost to Marquette by more than 30.

No. 12 Murray State

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +25000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +20000
  • BetStars NJ +20000

Murray State is a No. 12 seed looking to become Cinderella behind the stellar play of 6-foot-3 sophomore guard Ja Morant. Morant is averaging a stellar 24.6 points and 10 assists per game this year, and he is projected to be on of the top three picks in the upcoming NBA Draft. A deep March Madness run can only make his stock go up.

No. 13 Vermont

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +50000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +25000
  • BetStars NJ +100000

Vermont won the America East Conference and tournament this year. The Catamounts’ reward is a matchup with a Florida State team that made it to the final of the ACC tournament, a conference that spawned three No. 1 seeds this year. Can you say Cinderella?

No. 14 Northern Kentucky

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +50000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +50000
  • BetStars NJ +50000

Here comes Northern Kentucky, winners of the Horizon League and Horizon League tournament. It’s The Norse’s second NCAA bid in three years and the truth is, they’re just happy not to have to play Kentucky in the first round.

No. 15 Montana

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +50000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +50000
  • BetStars NJ +100000

Montana won the Big Sky Conference and tournament this season. The Grizzlies now face Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. However, experts say the Wolverines may be the weakest No. 2 seed in the field, giving Montana at least a shot at the upset.

No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights

(Off the board)

New Jersey law doesn’t allow bets on Fairleigh Dickinson games. The Knights played their way into the first round with a win against Prairie View A&M. Now Gonzaga and a likely loss awaits.

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