As we are nearing the start of the 2021 March Madness, predictions of the event’s occurrence have started to surface online. Many fans and experts have already given their opinions and projections of what can happen.
On the other hand, bettors have been scouring the internet in search of predictions involving their favourite team. If you are one of the individuals who are planning to bet for the upcoming March Madness, here are some of the popular predictions made as of this moment.
Gonzaga Will Win The Championship
This is the most obvious prediction you will constantly hear about as we enter the March Madness tournament this year. This prediction is already expected as the Gonzaga Bulldogs are entering the tournament as an undefeated team.
Due to their clean record, they are now the heavy favourite in the tournament and one of the top seeders. Most predictions that have already been made regarding odds to win March Madness are pointing to the victory of the Zags. If you consider betting for the Zags, it is an understandable decision as they are the one who is the most dominant team this year.
If you check all the odds boards of all sportsbooks, you can notice that the Zags is positioned in the number one spot with the lowest odds. These odds are also one of the things you can use to know who is favoured and predicted to win amongst the team.
Western Kentucky Will Be The Cinderella
If you are not familiar with this terminology in basketball, Cinderella refers to the team that will show much greater success than what was expected from them. Western Kentucky has already been showing great performances in their games this season.
It was a strong season for Western Kentucky, yet it has no guarantee that they will win the conference tournament. However, some experts like Joe Lunardi from ESPN have predicted Western Kentucky to be the No. 12 seed and both Andy Katz of NCAA and Jerry Palm from CBS.
If this will indeed be the Hilltoppers’ fate, then it is a great position to knock off some strong competitors in the conference tournament. We will find out as we are only a few weeks away from the tournament.
Gonzaga Will Lose By A Team From The Final Four
We already established that the Gonzaga Bulldog is entering March Madness as an undefeated team, and they are the only team who has a clean record finishing the regular season. However, it is predicted that the Gonzaga Bulldogs will taste their first defeat as they play in the final four-game.
The Zags have successfully defended their record, and they are indeed a strong team which is why they are not expected to lose during the early games of the tournament. Although they are a strong team, historically, there are only seven teams who went undefeated and won the NCAA title.
The last undefeated team won in the NCAA was Indiana, who went 32-0 in the 1975-76 season. If the Zags make it till the end without straining their record, they will be the first undefeated team who will win the title since 1976.
The No. 1 Seed Will Be Gonzaga, Baylor, and Illinois
For Andy Katz, the Zags, Bears, and the Illini will be the No. 1 seed. Aside from the Zags, the Baylor Bears have also been showing great performance throughout the regular season; They are, in fact, second to the Zags on the odds board.
The Bears have an amazing record in the regular season where they are defeated twice, which gives them a 20-22 record. The Illini, on the other hand, may not have a superb winning record this season. They have outstanding players on their roster that are doing their best to win.
One of the notable players the Illini have is Ayo Dosumnu, who are also among the top players this season. Dosunmu averaged 22.0 PPG, 5.0 APG, and 4.0 RPG. He is graded as an A+ player in the tournament this season.
It is never too early for predictions as we can all see how all the teams played their games during the regular season. These predictions are just provided to the public to have a clear idea of what most experts are thinking.
These predictions are still expected to change, and the chance of each team winning the title will still depend on how they perform and their opponents’ skills and talents. Even the favourite team will still be defeated sooner or later. It is just a matter of time, especially if they become complacent.
However, if these teams want to live up to most people’s expectations, they must not stop doing their best to improve their performance in the upcoming 2021 March Madness basketball games.
It is Concluded That…
Even though there are already predictions available for you to use as a reference on your betting decisions, you still have to remember that as the event unfolds, new predictions will come as new probability arise. It is still best to be observant of all the team’s performance throughout the tournament.