Southwest Region Odds Kansas Favored
The consensus among oddsmakers is that the Southwest Region is a lock for the Kansas Jayhawks.
While some brackets have close regional odds among the top seeds, Kansas is a runaway 13/10 (almost even money) favorite to win here. No. 2 seed Notre Dame is more than 3/1 odds while Purdue is nearly 5/1.
Kansas opens with a cupcake on Friday (Boston U) although low seeds with school names starting with ‘B’ have caused Kansas heartache before (recall Bucknell and Bradley in successive madnesses).
Vandy is the 5-seed but a 30/1 longshot and many feel they could be one of this year’s victim of No. 12 seeds (they face 100/1 Richmond to start the tournament).
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Georgetown could cause some trouble but they could also fall to No. 11 USC, another 100/1 longshot.
UNLV is the fourth betting choice here at 25/1 but it has been many years since the Runnin’ Rebels made a run in the Madness.
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1 Kansas 13/10
2 Notre Dame 13/4
3 Purdue 17/4
4 Louisville 9/2
8 UNLV 25/1
6 Georgetown 28/1
5 Vanderbilt 30/1
9 Illinois 30/1
7 Texas A&M 75/1
10 Florida State 80/1
11 USC 100/1
12 Richmond 100/1
11 VCU 150/1
13 Morehead State 150/1
14 St. Peter's 150/1
15 Akron 200/1
16 Boston University 200/1