Last Updated on March 17, 2021



Surprise, surprise. Bettors are all over Gonzaga on William Hill Sportsbook. With the 2021 NCAA Tournament finally here, we are starting to see some notable trends on the NCAA championship futures market.

Gonzaga is the heavy favorite to win it all at +210, but the public is still betting on the Bulldogs early and often. They are bringing in 10% of the total championship future bets and 20% of the total cash. Gonzaga accounts for one in every five dollars that William Hill has taken on championship futures.

All odds and betting splits are courtesy of William Hill Sportsbook.


NCAA Tournament Championship Picks Bet %

Of course, Gonzaga is the only undefeated team left in college basketball and they are a safe pick to win it all, but they aren’t the only team getting some love from the public. In fact, William Hill Sportsbook is looking at Michigan as their biggest liability of the tournament.

“Of teams that can win it, Michigan is our biggest liability,” said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill US. “UConn, San Diego State, BYU, they’re all six-figure losers. But overall, I’m pretty happy with our position.”

Although the Wolverines are a No. 1 seed and are fully capable of making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, they will have to do so without one of their best players. Michigan is going to be without senior forward Isaiah Livers for the foreseeable future.


Team Odds Total Bets
Gonzaga +210 10%
Iowa +1800 8%
Illinois +400 7%
Michigan +600 7%
Baylor +500 6%
Villanova +10000 5%
Florida St. +4000 4%
Kansas +4500 3%
Alabama +1800 3%
Houston +1300 3%


NCAA Championship Futures By Betting Handle

Villanova is the biggest longshot to win it all that is in the mix when it comes to betting splits. The Wildcats are sixth in total bets (5%) and sixth in total handle (4%). Villanova is entering the tournament banged up, but they always seem to show up in March.

Team Odds Total Handle
Gonzaga +210 20%
Michigan +600 14%
Baylor +500 11%
Illinois +400 7%
Iowa +1800 5%
Villanova +10000 4%
Texas +3000 3%
Houston +1300 3%
Virginia +6000 2%
Kansas +4500 2%