Updated NCAA Tournament Odds

NCAA Tournament Odds: Duke favored entering the Sweet 16 3/19/18

The NCAA Tournament has reached the Sweet 16 after its opening weekend. Here’s a look at the latest odds to win the tournament.

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Duke is now the favorite to claim the title, as the Blue Devils have +325 odds. Other short odds to win are Villanova (+450), Kentucky (+700) and Gonzaga (+700).

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Duke is the second seed in the Midwest Region and the Blue Devils have picked up an 89-67 win over Iona and a 87-62 win over Rhode Island to open the tournament. The Blue Devils will now face Syracuse in the Sweet 16 while Kansas and Clemson await in the other regional semifinal.

Villanova is one of two No. 1 seeds to survive the weekend. The Wildcats are the top seed in the East and they have beaten Radford (87-61) and Alabama (81-58) in their two victories. Nova will face West Virginia in the Sweet 16 while Texas Tech and Purdue are on the other side of the bracket.

Kentucky couldn’t have asked for much better luck this weekend. The fifth-seeded Wildcats had to beat No. 12 Davidson (78-73) and No. 13 Buffalo (95-75) to advance. They also saw the 1-4 seeds all lose in the South Region. Kentucky will now face No. 9 Kansas State if the regional semifinal while No. 7 Nevada meets No. 11 Loyola-Chicago in the other Sweet 16 matchup.

Gonzaga is the No. 4 seed in the West Region. The Bulldogs defeated Greensboro (68-64) and Ohio State (90-84) to reach the Sweet 16. Zaga will face No. 9 Florida State in the regional semifinal while Michigan meets Texas A&M in the other semifinal.

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