Duke Favored To Win March Madness, Gonzaga And Virginia Follow

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Duke is the heavy favorite to walk away from March Madness with a championship.

The teams with the top odds, according to OddsShark, are as follows:

  1. Duke +225
  2. Gonzaga +600
  3. Virginia +800
  4. Michigan +1000
  5. Kentucky +1200
  6. North Carolina +1200
  7. Michigan State +1200
  8. Tennessee +1400
  9. Auburn +2000

I can’t believe how much I’ve changed my tune on Coach K and the Blue Devils in the past few days. I pretty much wrote them off as they stumbled through their last six regular season games as Zion Williamson was sidelined with a sprained knee. (RELATED: The March Madness Bracket Has Been Released)

My opinion changed quickly when I watched them rock and roll their way to an ACC tournament championship, and the top overall seed in the tournament.


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Now, I feel like taking anybody else is insanely stupid. Zion is back, Duke is rolling and I can’t see a situation where anybody touches them if they remain healthy.

As for a nice value pick, you can’t go wrong with UNC at +1200. The Tar Heels are playing some great basketball, but they do have a bit of a tough road with Kansas and Kentucky in their region.

Don’t sleep on UNC. We all know what Roy Williams and his squad are capable of in March.


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As for my Badgers, we’re at +5000. You best believe that I’m about to smash that number. Might as well. It’s time to get rich! (RELATED: Watch Wisconsin Beat Kentucky In The 2015 Final Four)

Sleep on my Badgers all you want. I’ll just take the money and run. Welcome to March!


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Sound off in the comments with who you’re taking and why. Can’t wait to see what you guys think will happen.

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