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Duke is the favorite in new NCAA tournament odds

An eight-loss Duke team is the new favorite to win the NCAA championship in the updated odds following the release of the tournament bracket. North Carolina is up next, followed by Kentucky, Villanova and Kansas at 8-to-1 odds.

From Westgate Casino out in Las Vegas:

TEAM OPENING ODDS (4/5/16) CURRENT ODDS
Duke 9/2 5/1
North Carolina 15/1 6/1
Kentucky 6/1 8/1
Villanova 8/1 8/1
Kansas 10/1 8/1
Gonzaga 80/1 10/1
Louisville 10/1 12/1
Arizona 20/1 12/1
UCLA 80/1 12/1
Oregon 20/1 25/1
West Virginia 30/1 30/1
Purdue 40/1 30/1
Florida 100/1 30/1
SMU 100/1 30/1
Florida State 200/1 30/1
Virginia 20/1 40/1
Baylor 80/1 40/1
Butler 80/1 50/1
Iowa State 50/1 60/1
Wisconsin 30/1 80/1
Michigan 100/1 80/1
Wichita State 100/1 80/1
Notre Dame 200/1 80/1
Minnesota 300/1 80/1
Michigan State 12/1 100/1
Cincinnati 100/1 100/1
Saint Mary’s 200/1 100/1
Oklahoma State 300/1 100/1
Maryland 40/1 200/1
South Carolina 200/1 200/1
Northwestern 300/1 200/1
Virginia Tech 300/1 200/1
Miami 50/1 300/1
Seton Hall 50/1 300/1
VCU 200/1 300/1
Creighton 200/1 300/1
Dayton 200/1 300/1
Vanderbilt 200/1 300/1
Rhode Island 200/1 300/1
Providence 300/1 300/1
Arkansas 300/1 300/1
Wake Forest 300/1 300/1
Marquette 300/1 300/1
Kansas State 300/1 300/1
Middle Tennessee 1000/1 300/1
Xavier 20/1 500/1
USC 200/1 500/1
Nevada 2000/1 500/1
Princeton 300/1 1000/1
Florida Gulf Coast 2000/1 2000/1
Iona 1000/1 5000/1
South Dakota State 1000/1 5000/1
New Mexico State 2000/1 5000/1
Kent State 2000/1 5000/1
Field (All others) 500/1 500/1

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Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

18 Comments for Duke is the favorite in new NCAA tournament odds



  1. 4everblue
    10:03 am March 13, 2017 Permalink

    Why wouldn’t they be with the cushy bracket they got…..again!?



  2. catsarerunnin
    10:04 am March 13, 2017 Permalink

    Wow what a surprise. It was dUKe all weekend. They would be falling all over themselves if dUKe or UNC for that matter had a 11 game win streak going in to the tourney. #duke/accinfatuation



  3. 4everblue
    10:22 am March 13, 2017 Permalink

    They were all but handed the trophy before the season started. What the committee really wants is a dUKe vs UNC final.



  4. 3Goggles
    10:23 am March 13, 2017 Permalink

    It will be even sweeter when they are knocked out in the second round and Grayson throws a hissy fit! Go Cats!!!



    • Mathlete
      11:09 am March 13, 2017 Permalink

      The tantrum Baby G will throw when he gets T’d up for tripping someone will be hilarious



  5. BlueDeuce
    10:38 am March 13, 2017 Permalink

    I would really like to see an ACC-less Final Four! Bilas stated on the UNC/Duke game that is was harder to reach the ACC Final than a Final Four…how sweet it would be to see no ACC teams in the Final Four!

    The brackets favor the ACC but they don’t have a clear path (close, but some tough games for them).



  6. winagain1
    10:56 am March 13, 2017 Permalink

    When you’re a #1 seed whose odds are 80-1 haha! 300 dollars on them would get you back 24,000.00
    Yea.. seeding must be out of whack a bit



    • JoeMoney333
      11:00 am March 13, 2017 Permalink

      I would try re-reading the graphic if I were you.



    • Mathlete
      11:08 am March 13, 2017 Permalink

      “Opening odds” were as of April 5 of last year, so apparently Gonzaga has overachieved



  7. RealCatsFan
    11:55 am March 13, 2017 Permalink

    Just ONCE, I would like to see Duke and UNC getting hosed with a really bad draw for the tournament. That is the ONLY thing that would convince me that the selection committee is not biased in their favor.



    • CPAcatman
      1:21 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

      Duke lost as a #2 and #3 seed in the last 6 years to Lehigh and Mercer. I would say those were bad draws. UNC got one this year. They will almost certainly have to play UK or UCLA to get to the final 4. They would want any other combination of #2 and #3 besides what they got.



    • runningunnin.454
      1:50 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah,
      NC can’t be happy. We look at it from our point of view, but NC and Kansas have gripes, too.



  8. catsarerunnin
    3:46 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t think UNC or UCLA are happy. And I doubt Wichita St is either. If they get past UD that is.



  9. Han
    4:23 pm March 13, 2017 Permalink

    The real question about Duke is what the prop bets are on Allen getting T’d up, tripping a guy, getting thrown out of a game, etc.