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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.

Odds to Win SOUTHWEST Region - courtesy of Bovada - play Bracket Buster for free to win your share of $25,000!
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