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Sports NCAA tournament odds: Virginia, Villanova favorites to win title at 6-to-1

16:51  12 march  2018
16:51  12 march  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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Virginia , the overall # 1 seed, is a close second at 6 .5/ 1 . Villanova is also an even-money favorite to win the East Region. Michigan listed among betting favorites to win NCAA Tournament - www.landof10.com. The Wolverines were listed with 10- 1 odds to win the 2018 national title by the.

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Virginia and Villanova were tapped as favorites by one large Nevada sportsbook, minutes after the brackets for March Madness were released Sunday.

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Virginia , the overall # 1 seed, is a close second at 6 .5/ 1 . Villanova is also an even-money favorite to win the East Region. Michigan listed among betting favorites to win NCAA Tournament - www.landof10.com. The Wolverines were listed with 10- 1 odds to win the 2018 national title by the.

William Hill, which runs more than 100 sportsbooks in Nevada, pegged those two No. 1 seeds at 6-to-1 to win it all. Kansas and Xavier – the other two No. 1 seeds – were 10-to-1 and 12-to-1, respectively.

Virginia also has the biggest point spread (22 points) among the 32 first-round games. On Friday, the Cavaliers face the Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers, who secured a berth with a Jairus Lyles 23-foot last-second shot to win the America East title over the weekend.

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Maryland-Baltimore County, Cal State Fullerton, Texas Southern, Radford, LIU-Brooklyn and North Carolina Central are the longshots, each with 2500-to-1 odds to claim the title. 2017 champion North Carolina is listed at 15-to-1 odds to repeat.

Michigan State, which is at 10-to-1, has seen the most money bet on it among all the teams since last year's Final Four concluded with 11% of the future bets placed on the Spartans at William Hill. Ten percent of the future bets during that span have been placed on Duke, which is at 8-to-1 to win a sixth title.

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