March Madness 2017: Vegas gives Duke, UNC best odds to win NCAA Tournament

Duke isn't a No. 1 seed, but that hasn't stopped Las Vegas from favoring the Blue Devils.

Oddsmakers in Las Vegas and the NCAA Tournament selection committee had a difference of opinion this March.

Duke, a No. 2 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament bracket, has just as good of odds to win the national championship as No. 1 seed North Carolina, and has better odds than other No. 1 seeds Villanova, Kansas and Gonzaga.

We knew that Duke would be a polarizing seed, having struggled mightily during most of the regular season.The Blue Devilsimproved their fortunes and resumeknocking off high seedsLouisville, North Carolina and Notre Dame to win the ACC Tournament.

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Still, it's strange to see a Duke team with eight losses that finished fifth in the ACC standings as one of the favorites to win a national title. Let's take a look at the oddsfor all 68 teams to win the NCAA Tournament.

Odds to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament

Duke +600
North Carolina +600
Villanova +750
Kansas +800
Kentucky +850
Gonzaga +1000

Odds to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament

Arizona +1200
UCLA +1200
Louisville +1600
Oregon +1800
Florida State +2500
West Virginia +2500
Florida +2800
Purdue +2800
Baylor +3300
Virginia +3300
Iowa State +3300
SMU +3300
Michigan +3300
Notre Dame +4000
Wisconsin +4000
Butler +5000
Minnesota +8000
Cincinnati +8000
Saint Mary’s +8000
Creighton +10000
Maryland +10000
Michigan State +10000
Rhode Island +10000
Miami +15000
Vanderbilt +15000
Xavier +15000
South Carolina +20000
Northwestern +20000
Virginia Tech +20000
Seton Hall +20000
USC +20000
Kansas State +20000
Middle Tennessee +20000
Dayton +25000
Arkansas +25000
Marquette +25000
Providence +25000
Wake Forest +25000
VCU +30000
UNC Wilmington +50000
Nevada +50000
Winthrop +50000
Princeton +75000
East Tennessee State +75000
Vermont +75000
Bucknell +75000
New Mexico State +200000
Iona +200000
Florida Gulf Coast +200000
North Carolina Central +200000
Kent State +500000
Troy +500000
Jacksonville State +500000
Mount St. Mary’s +500000
New Orleans +500000
South Dakota State +500000
Texas Southern +500000

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