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

Martin Derbyshire Updated on March 21, 2019
March madness odds south region

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, you should 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 South Region’s No. 1 through No. 16 seed teams, including the current odds on each team to win it all:

No. 1 Virginia

Virginia makes it three No. 1 seeds from the American Athletic Conference (AAC) Tournament. Of course, Virginia was the top seed in the ACC this year and fell to No. 4 Florida State. Plus, this is much the same team that lost to UMBC in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, becoming the first-ever No. 1 seed to bow out to a No. 16 seed. It’s a good bet that there will be less action from Virginia this year than any other No. 1 seed in history. No one wants to bet against them, but bettors will also want to avoid getting burned again.

No. 2 Tennessee

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +1700
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +1600
  • BetStars NJ +1400

Tennessee beat Kentucky again en route to a place in the SEC Tournament title game where glory and a spot as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament seemed inevitable. Then the Volunteers lost to fifth-seeded Auburn in the SEC tourney final. Now, Tennessee is a No. 2 in the South where Virginia — and teams like the defending champion Villanova Wildcats — stand in their way of a trip to the Final Four.

No 3. Purdue

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +3300
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +3500
  • BetStars NJ +3300

Purdue shared the Big Ten Championship with Michigan State but lost to Minnesota in the quarterfinals. They did beat Michigan State once this season and the Boilermakers are making the school’s fifth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance this year.

No. 4 Kansas State

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +6000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +6500
  • BetStars NJ +6600

The Kansas State Wildcats earned the top seed in the Big 12 Conference tournament this year, only to play victim to upset winner Iowa State. The big reason why appears to be an injury to senior forward Dean Wade, who sat out the Big 12 and may be out for March Madness as well. Wade is averaging almost 13 points and more than six assists this year and is a big part of what they do.

No. 5 Wisconsin

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +15000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +13000
  • BetStars NJ +10000

Wisconsin ended a decent regular season by running into Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament. Now they’ll have to face a red-hot, PAC-12-winning Oregon team in the first round.

No. 6 Villanova

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +3300
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +3500
  • BetStars NJ +4000

The Villanova Wildcats are the defending national champions. They won the Big East Conference and tournament titles this year. However, the Wildcats are lowly No. 6 seed and will have to face a West Coast Conference tournament-winning, Gonzaga-slaying Saint Mary’s team in the first round. The good news is, if they can avoid helping Saint Mary’s become Cinderella this year, the path to the big dance goes through a suspect Virginia team in the South Region.

No. 7 Cincinnati

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

For the second year in a row, the underdog Cincinnati Bearcats beat a 30-plus win Houston team to win the AAC Tournament. Now, it’s up to Cincinnati to show the country the glass slipper fits, and they can win a few NCAA Tournament games as well.

No. 8 Mississippi

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

The Ole Miss Rebels got beat by a lower-seeded Alabama team in the SEC Tournament. Now, Mississippi is a 20-win No. 8 seed facing Oklahoma in a battle of up-and-down teams with a date with No. 1 Virginia likely to follow.

No. 9 Oklahoma

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +20000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +18000
  • BetStars NJ +30000

Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain. The Sooners were a Big 12 tournament who also-ran this year and got beat in a 1-point game by lower-seeded West Virginia. They are No. 9 seed now, but lucky enough to be in the region where a suspect Virginia team is the No. 1 seed.

No. 1o Iowa

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +20000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +19000
  • BetStars NJ +15000

Iowa was ousted from the Big Ten tournament this year by a higher-seeded Michigan team. The Hawkeyes’ Nicholas Baer is the only senior on the team and the only player with even a minute of NCAA Tournament game experience.

No. 11 St. Mary’s

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

The search for Cinderella may start and end with St. Mary’s as the Gaels have already upset top-ranked Gonzaga this year, ending the country’s longest winning streak and the Zags’ six-year hold on the West Coast Conference tournament. Now they face defending champs Villanova in the first round with a chance to be anointed the bell of the ball already.

No. 12 Oregon

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +25000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +13000
  • BetStars NJ +15000

The Oregon Ducks won eight straight games to end the season. This included four games in four days to win the Pac-12 tournament. The Ducks beat Arizona State in overtime to get to the final and handled a top-seeded Washington team in the final. Oregon may be the hottest team in college basketball right now and sitting in a region that runs through a suspect top-seeded Virginia team as well.

No. 13 UC Irvine

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +35000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +25000
  • BetStars NJ +100000

UC Irvine won the Big West Conference and tournament this year. The Anteaters are a veteran team on a 16-game winning streak looking to play this year’s Cinderella.

No. 14 Old Dominion

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

Old Dominion won the Conference USA regular season and tournament. Monarchs coach Jeff Jones is currently battling prostate cancer. This marks the first NCAA Tournament appearance for Old Dominion since 2011.

No. 15 Colgate

  • DraftKings Sportsbook +100000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook +100000
  • BetStars NJ +200000

Colgate won the Patriot League and its tournament this season. Now, they face a Tennessee team that has hovered around the top of the college basketball rankings all year. Colgate has the momentum of an 11-game winning streak heading into the tournament, but that’s about it.

No. 16 Gardner-Webb

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

Gardner-Webb won the Big South tournament and now has a chance to be this year’s UMBC. UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 last year when they upset Virginia. Virginia is a No. 1 seed again, despite falling to No. 4 Florida State in the ACC Tournament. Now, they’ll play Gardner-Webb, and there’s at least an outside chance they can be upset again.

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