Odds to win the 2012 NCAA tournament

Mar 12, 2012 |
Odds to win the 2012 NCAA tournament
Kentucky is the overwhelming favorite to win the NCAA tournament.
Kentucky is the overwhelming favorite to win the NCAA tournament.
The Syracuse Orange lost just two of their 33 games this season and went 17-1 in Big East play, which was enough for the tournament selection committee to hand Jim Boeheim’s boys the second overall seed in the Big Dance.

Oddsmakers don’t share the same confidence in the Big East regular-season champs. The LVH lists ‘Cuse, Kansas and Missouri at 12/1 behind tourney favorite Kentucky (2/1), North Carolina (6/1), Ohio State (8/1) and Michigan State (10/1).

Kentucky was +185 to win the tournament last week but the LVH raised its odds to +200 after losing in the SEC tourney final to Vanderbilt. Cincinnati’s odds dropped from 100/1 to 60/1 after making the Big East tournament final.

South Dakota State is the biggest long shot at 1000/1 with BYU, California, Colorado State, Colorado and Southern Mississippi next at 300/1. VCU, which made it all the way to the Final Four last year as one of the play-in teams, is 200/1 to win this season's tourney.

Here is the complete list of odds to win the 2012 NCAA tournament:

Kentucky 2/1
North Carolina 6/1
Ohio State 8/1
Michigan State 10/1
Syracuse 12/1
Kansas 12/1
Missouri 12/1
Duke 20/1
Marquette 30/1
Louisville 30/1
Florida State 40/1
Baylor 40/1
Vanderbilt 40/1
Wichita State 40/1
Georgetown 50/1
Wisconsin 60/1
Indiana 60/1
Michigan 60/1
New Mexico 60/1
Cincinnati 60/1
Florida 75/1
Gonzaga 75/1
Memphis 75/1
Kansas State 75/1
UConn 75/1
Temple 100/1
UNLV 100/1
Murray State 100/1
Notre Dame 100/1
Saint Mary’s 100/1
St. Louis 100/1
Alabama 100/1
West Virginia 100/1
Texas 100/1
San Diego State 200/1
Iowa State 200/1
Creighton 200/1
Xavier 200/1
Virginia 200/1
Purdue 200/1
North Carolina State 200/1
VCU 200/1
Long Beach State 200/1
Southern Mississippi 300/1
Colorado 300/1
Colorado State 300/1
California 300/1
BYU 300/1
South Dakota State 1000/1
Field 100/1

Odds courtesy of The SuperBook at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

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