Undefeated and undisputed No. 1 seed South Carolina enters the NCAA Tournament as the defending champion — and as the odds-on favorite to win it all again.
FanDuel sportsbook is taking bets for the Gamecocks against the rest of the 68-team tournament field. With an hour to go before the start of the tournament, South Carolina sits at -210 to win the title, compared to the other 67 teams at +155.
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As you might guess based on those odds, the Gamecocks (32-0) are heavy favorites in the standard title odds as well. They come in at -210 on FanDuel, while the next closest three teams (Indiana, Stanford and UConn) sit at +1200, followed by LSU at +1700 and Iowa at +2000.
The odds look a bit better for the rest of the field on DraftKings sportsbook, which has South Carolina at -210 but UConn at +700 and Stanford at +800.
UConn has the next highest odds at +800 😳(odds via @DKSportsbook) pic.twitter.com/rwef01cJ1u— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) March 17, 2023
UConn has the next highest odds at +800 😳(odds via @DKSportsbook) pic.twitter.com/rwef01cJ1u
The Gamecocks will start their title defense at 2 p.m. ET Friday against No. 16 seed Norfolk State. They have not lost a game since their SEC Tournament title game loss to Kentucky last March.