Midwest Region Odds

The Midwest Region boasts some of the best competition in the entire 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball March Madness Tournament. Let’s take a look at the odds.

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Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.COM have made the top-seeded Louisville Cardinals 1-1 favorites to win the Midwest Region. The Cardinals are one of the favorites to win the entire March Madness tournament, led by guard/forward Earl Clark (14.0 PPG) and forwards Terrence Williams (12.3 PPG) and Samardo Samuels (11.9 PPG).

The team with the next best odds to win the Midwest is Michigan State, who have been given 3-1 odds to win. Even though they were upended by Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament, the Spartans had a fantastic season, finishing with a 15-3 conference and 26-6 overall record.

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Other teams in the Midwest Region with semi-favorable odds are No. 4-seeded Wake Forest at 6-1, No. 6-seeded West Virginia at 6-1 odds and No. 3-seeded Kansas at 8-1 odds to win.

For the complete odds on all of the teams coming out of the Midwest Region, see below. If you’re looking for more general information on this year’s tourney, including a TV viewing guide and a recap of last year’s March Madness, then check out our 2009 March Madness Start Time Guide and for complete odds on all 65 teams, be sure to check out our 2009 March Madness odds page.

For those of you that need printable brackets for your own pool this year, we’ve made brackets available here and here.

2009 March Madness Tournament – Midwest Region Odds

Alabama St or Morehead St 2000 - 1

Arizona 30 - 1

Boston College 50 - 1

Cleveland State 100 - 1

Dayton 75 - 1

Kansas 8 - 1

Louisville 1 - 1

Michigan State 3 - 1

North Dakota State 300 - 1

Ohio State 40 - 1

Robert Morris 1000 - 1

Siena 40 - 1

USC 30 - 1

Utah 35 - 1

Wake Forest 6 - 1

West Virginia 7 - 1

Odds provided by SPORTSBETTING.COM.

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Posted: 3/16/09 10:48PM ET

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