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

Martin Derbyshire Updated on March 28, 2019
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March Madness is here and 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, you’d better arm yourself with a little college basketball betting knowledge first.

We’ve put together a guide to help you make better picks. 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 NCAA’s Midwest Region No. 1 through No. 16 seeds, including the current odds on each team to win it all:

No. 1 North Carolina

North Carolina beat Duke twice this year in the regular season, but Zion Williamson didn’t really play in either contest. He was back for the ACC tournament semifinal where Duke beat North Carolina by a single point. As the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, the Tar Heels won’t have to face Duke again until the championship game. The majority of brackets filled out across the country will likely have both teams meeting there.

No. 2 Kentucky

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +1300
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +1700
  • BetStars NJ +1200

Kentucky put together an impressive 27 win season. However, Tennessee has beaten the Wildcats twice already this month, including a win in the SEC tournament. Fortunately for the Wildcats, they won’t have to meet the Vols until at least the Final Four. However, they will have to get through a tough Midwest Region to get there. This region includes top-seeded North Carolina, and two teams with 30-plus wins: New Mexico State and Houston.

No 3. Houston

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +4000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +4800
  • BetStars NJ +4000

The Houston Cougars looked like a lock to win the American Athletic Conference Tournament. Then, just like they did last year, the Cincinnati Bearcats beat Houston in the championship game. The team still finished with a 31-3 record on the season, tied for the most wins in the nation with Buffalo.

No. 4 Kansas

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +6000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +6000
  • BetStars NJ +5000

Kansas is coming off a loss to a surprising Iowa State team in the Big 12 Conference tournament. Experts across the country are now saying Kansas may be ripe for an early upset in the tournament. The question is can All-American Dedric Lawson carry the team through a tough Midwest Region that contains a dangerous North Carolina team?

No. 5 Auburn

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +4500
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +4000
  • BetStars NJ +4000

This Auburn Tigers team beat a red-hot Tennessee team to win the SEC tournament title. Other SEC teams like Tennessee and Kentucky are seeded above Auburn, which could be just the motivation this team needs to run deep. It’ll be a tough start though, as they face a 30-win New Mexico State team in the first round of a challenging Midwest Region.

No. 6 Iowa State

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +5000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +4200
  • BetStars NJ +3300

The Iowa State Cyclones became the lowest-seeded team ever to win the Big 12 Conference tournament this year. They upset a higher-seeded Kansas team in the final and higher-seeded Baylor and top-seeded Kansas State teams to get there. The glass slipper may fit right here at Iowa State as the Cyclones appear poised for a deep run as a No. 6 seed.

No. 7 Wofford

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +10000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +10000
  • BetStars NJ +12500

The Wofford Terriers won the Southeastern Conference and tournament this year. You won’t be able to bet on Wofford’s first-round game against Seton Hall in NJ. However, the entire NJ sports betting industry will be pulling for the team’s Fletcher Magee to become the NCAA career leader in 3-pointers Thursday night for one reason or another. If Magee gets it done and the Terriers beat the Pirates, there will be no more betting restrictions on March Madness games in NJ this year.

No. 8 Utah State

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +15000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +16000
  • BetStars NJ +50000

Utah State won the Mountain West tournament this year after they beat the San Diego State team in the final that managed to oust top-seeded Nevada. The Aggies are looking to continue a 10-game winning streak heading into March Madness.

No. 9 Washington

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +25000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +19000
  • BetStars NJ +20000

Washington was the top seed in the Pac-12 tournament but lost to upstart Oregon in the final. In fact, the Ducks beat them in a 20-point blowout. Now, the Huskies are a No. 9 seed, which could be facing the North Carolina Tar Heels in the second round, if they make it that far.

No. 10 Seton Hall

(Off the board)

Seton Hall is one of two teams in the tournament you can’t bet on or against in New Jersey. Everybody loves the Pirates, but it would be a shame to have the school make a deep run putting a bit of a damper on the first year of legal March Madness betting in NJ.

No. 11 Ohio State

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

There’s no shame in losing to Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament, and that’s exactly what Ohio State did this year. The Buckeyes were a team on the bubble heading into Selection Sunday and they remain there, headed into a first-round game with the red-hot Iowa State Cyclones.

No. 12 New Mexico State

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +25000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +24000
  • BetStars NJ +25000

New Mexico State won the Western Athletic Conference and the WAC tournament this year. Now, they’re a 30-win No. 12 seed and looking to make noise behind a well-rounded team that hasn’t lost since January. In fact, the Aggies come into the NCAA Tournament on a massive 19-game winning streak.

No. 13 Northeastern

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +35000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +50000
  • BetStars NJ +100000

Can a Northeastern team that upset top-seeded Hofstra to win the CAA Tournament and an NCAA Tournament bid be this year’s Cinderella? They’ve got Kansas, and all the potential in the world heading into the first round. Don’t sleep on a Huskies team that has won 12 of their last 13.

No. 14 Georgia State

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

Georgia State won the Sun Belt Conference and tournament this season. Now they face a 30-plus win Houston team in the first round that’s looking to prove they are for real. If the Panthers hit shots, they’ll be in the game.

No. 15 Abilene Christian

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +100000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +100000
  • BetStars NJ +250000

Never heard of the Abilene Christian Wildcats? They came second in the Southland Conference this year and won the tournament. Now they face a blue-blooded Kentucky team in the first round looking well beyond just the first round.

No. 16 Iona

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +75000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +70000
  • BetStars NJ +100000

Iona won the MAAC and its season-ending tournament this year. The Gaels are a No. 16 seed and will have to face a daunting No. 1 seeded North Carolina squad in the first round. No one gives this team a realistic shot at advancing, considering just one No. 16 seed has won in more than 135 tries.

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