Well, it should come as no surprise that the Duke Blue Devils are the “odds-on” favorite for winning the NCAA Championship (according to Las Vegas Sports Consultants) and that Michigan State is the longshot! But, this is March . . . Madness rules! Based upon their season (especially the ending) and their seeding in the tournament, Michigan State wasn’t even picked to make the Sweet Sixteen, but yet here they are in the Final Four. And, Butler, the true Cinderella this year, playing in their home town is considered the favorite over the Spartans. What are the odds of that! So, it would appear that a couple of teams have already beaten the odds . . . time will tell. One thing is for sure, one of these “underdogs” WILL be playing in the final. So, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride.
Here’s the rundown on some of the numbers . . .
Duke is a 7-5 favorite to win the title, and a 2.5 point favorite to beat West Virginia.
Duke or West Virginia is favored over Butler or Michigan State.
Butler is listed as 5-2 odds of winning the title and is a 1.5 point favorite over Michigan State.
West Virginia is listed at 2-1.
And Michigan State is listed at 17-5.