March Madness betting excitement and anticipation continues to build for the Big Dance and the Southwest regional has plenty of potential winners with the March Madness betting line.
The top seed in the Southwest regional is the Kansas Jayhawks, who opened at Sports Gambling as a +380 selection to win the national championship.
Kansas, like Duke and North Carolina, is a perennial national title contender and won the Big 12 Conference for both the regular season and conference tournament while ranking at or near number one in the nation during the regular season. Kansas finished 32-2 straight up and with the respect of the entire nation as they are expected to make it to Houston for the Final Four.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish were under serious consideration for a number one seed in their own right and are an attractive March Madness bet commodity as the runner up in the Big East Conference regular season race.
Notre Dame has been ranked in the top ten for most of the season and opened as a +1800 choice at Sports-Gambling to win the national championship. The Irish finished 26-6 straight up on the season and showed good board value by going 16-11 against the spread.
The Purdue Boilermakers may be one of the top sleeper teams to keep an eye on as the underrated number 3 seed in the Southwest regional. Purdue had a record of 25-8 straight up and was a highly profitable 18-11 against the spread to rank as one of the top values on the board.
Purdue has plenty of bet March Madness street cred for finishing 2nd in the Big Ten Conference regular season race behind Ohio State. Purdue was a +2000 choice at Sports-Gambling to win the national title.
The Louisville Cardinals will garner plenty of respect as the finalist in the Big East Conference Tournament last week where they lost to Connecticut in the championship game. Louisville was 25-9 straight up and a very impressive 19-11 against the spread to show unusually good value for a perennial March Madness betting “name brand” team.
Coach Rick Pitino is respected by all and on an elite level. Louisville has everything needed to make a deep run towards the Final Four in Houston. Louisville was a +2200 selection at Sports-Gambling to win the national title.