March Madness 2019 Is Upon Us: Experts Pick Their Favorites For The Final Four

March Madness 2019 is finally here. You know what that means, ladies and gentleman. The bracket for the NCAA Tournament has finally been put together and before we know it, only four teams will be left – The Final Four.

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March Madness 2019 Is Upon Us: Experts Pick Their Favorites For The Final Four

Of course, there is no real telling exactly who will make those prestigious National semi-finals. But if anyone has an idea of who could go the distance, then it’s the experts. And while no. 1 seed Duke might be the one outstanding team as of now, there are many other teams that could cause upsets.

Take into consideration the likes of Tennessee, North Carolina, Gonzaga, Virginia and Michigan State, and you’ve got yourself a close-knit contest that could go down to the wire in a number of regions.

As far as the East Region is concerned, there is no denying that Duke is the outright favorite to go all the way and at the very least, be one of The Final Four. The number one seed has so many factors going in their favor, such as the best coach in Mike Krzyzewski, as well as top players such as Zion Williamson and Tre Jones.

March Madness 2019 Is Upon Us: Experts Pick Their Favorites For The Final Four

However, you’d be a fool to simply assume that Duke is the only team to place your bets on during March Madness. Tom Izzo’s Michigan State are also worth looking out for. While the East Region might be fairly easy to predict, its Western counterpart is a bit more chaotic, to say the very least.

Gonzaga might be the front runner, purely based on seeding, but they are in for a tough test when they come up against Baylor or Syracuse in the second-round. The South Region sees Virginia as the key pick for The Final Four. However, Tennessee could be a close contender, albeit with a patchy run of form.

As for the Midwest, there are three standout teams that could go all the way. These are North Carolina, Kentucky and less-predictable Auburn.

March Madness 2019 Is Upon Us: Experts Pick Their Favorites For The Final Four

2019 NCAA Tournament Final Four Predictions:

Troy Machir, Senior Editor, NBC Sports Washington:
East: #1 Duke
West: #4 Florida State
South: #1 Virginia
Midwest: #5 Auburn

Drew Gooden, Wizards analyst, NBC Sports Washington:
East: #2 Michigan State
West: #1 Gonzaga
South: #1 Virginia
Midwest: #2 Kentucky

Tyler Byrum, Editor, NBC Sports Washington:
East: #1 Duke
West: #1 Gonzaga
South: #2 Tennessee
Midwest: #2 Kentucky

Jimmy Patsos, Wizards analyst, NBC Sports Washington:
East: #1 Duke
West: #3 Texas Tech
South: #2 Tennessee
Midwest: #2 Kentucky

Rob Dauster, Senior Writer, NBC Sports College Basketball Talk:
East: #1 Duke (East)
West: #3 Texas Tech
South: #1 Virginia
Midwest: #1 North Carolina