2012 Updated March Madness Midwest Region Odds: North Carolina Favored Print
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Monday, 19 March 2012 14:00
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Updated Midwest Region Odds

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(TheSpread) – The region with the most upsets has been the Midwest Region. Here is an updated look at the odds to win this region.

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According to oddsmakers, North Carolina is the favorite to win the Midwest with 1/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Kansas (5/4), N.C. State (7/1), and Ohio (25/1).

North Carolina is the No. 1 seed in this region. UNC has won 18 regional titles in program history. The Tar Heels last advanced to the Final Four in 2009. North Carolina beat Vermont 77-58 and Creighton 87-73 to reach the Sweet Sixteen. The Tar Heels could be without point guard Kendall Marshall, who broke his wrist in the win over Creighton.

Kansas is the No. 2 seed in this region with a 27-6 overall record. The Jayhawks have reached the Final Four 13 times in program history, the last of which came in 2008. Kansas beat Detroit 65-50 in the second round and then beat Purdue 63-60 in the third round.

N.C. State is the 11 seed in the region. The Wolfpack beat San Diego State 79-65 and Georgetown 66-63 to reach the Sweet Sixteen. N.C. State has won three regional titles, the last of which came in 1983.

Ohio is the No. 13 seed. The Bobcats upset Michigan 65-60 and South Florida 62-56 to reach the regional semifinal. The Bobcats have never won a regional title but reached the Elite Eight back in 1964.

For complete odds for each team to win the 2012 March Madness Midwest Region, see below.

2012 March Madness Midwest Region Odds To Win

North Carolina 1/1

Kansas 5/4

N.C. State 7/1

Ohio 25/1

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