March Madness 2016 bracket: Odds to win the tournament, each region

We now have an idea of who the favorites are to win the national title. No. 1 overall seed Kansas is the pick, followed by a team that didn’t even get a No. 1 — Michigan State. (There’s a reason I listed Michigan State as the best team in the tournament.)

Now we have a clear picture on where the big teams stand in terms of odds to win the national title.

“Since reopening our odds after the brackets came out, our two favorites, Kansas and MSU, are taking a ton of money with both around 20 percent of all money coming in,” Bovada sportsbook manager Kevin Bradley said. “Virginia and Oregon as No. 1 seeds are getting no respect as both are under 3 percent of the action. UConn and Gonzaga are the medium longs hots that are growing in liability for the book.”

Here’s how the field shapes up and where the most money is going.

Odds to win the National Championship
Teams Odds
Kansas 5/1
Michigan State 11/2
North Carolina 7/1
Kentucky 10/1
Virginia 12/1
Oklahoma 14/1
Oregon 14/1
Villanova 18/1
Duke 25/1
West Virginia 25/1
Xavier 28/1
Indiana 33/1
Maryland 33/1
Miami (Fla.) 33/1
Purdue 33/1
Texas A&M 33/1
Arizona 40/1
California 40/1
Iowa State 50/1
UConn 50/1
Utah 50/1
Baylor 66/1
Iowa 66/1
Texas 66/1
Wichita State 66/1

Beyond that, everyone is 100/1 or worse.

As for who is favored to win each region, you’ll notice these odds by no means are according to seeds. Gamblers don’t abide by what the selection committee decides in arranging the bracket.

Region Odds

Odds to win the Midwest Region
Teams Odds
Michigan STate 7/4
Virginia 5/2
Purdue 6/1
Iowa State 15/2
Utah 9/1
Gonzaga 12/1
Butler 20/1
Seton Hall 20/1
Dayton 25/1
Syracuse 25/1
Texas Tech 40/1
Little Rock 100/1
Iona 100/1
Fresno State 250/1
Hampton 250/1
Middle Tennessee State 250/1
Odds to win the West Region
Teams Odds
Oklahoma 9/4
Oregon 13/4
Duke 9/2
Texas A&M 6/1
Texas 15/2
Baylor 10/1
Cincinnati 14/1
St. Joseph’s 25/1
VCU 25/1
Oregon State 40/1
Northern Iowa 66/1
Yale 66/1
Cal State Bakersfield 150/1
UNC-Wilmington 150/1
Green Bay 250/1
Holy Cross 250/1
Southern U 250/1
Odds to win the South Region
Teams Odds
Kansas 3/2
Villanova 3/1
Miami (Fla.) 15/2
Maryland 10/1
Arizona 12/1
California 12/1
Iowa 12/1
UConn 14/1
Wichita State 16/1
Vanderbilt 33/1
Colorado 50/1
Temple 66/1
Hawaii 150/1
Austin Peay 250/1
Buffalo 250/1
South Dakota State 250/1
UNC-Asheville 250/1
Odds to win the East Region
Teams Odds
North Carolina 2/1
West Virginia 4/1
Kentucky 5/1
Xavier 6/1
Indiana 8/1
Notre Dame 12/1
Wisconsin 12/1
Pittsburgh 20/1
Providence 25/1
Michigan 33/1
USC 33/1
Stephen F. Austin 100/1
Tulsa 100/1
Chattanooga 150/1
Fairliegh Dickinson 250/1
Florida Gulf Coast 250/1
Stony Brook 250/1
Weber State 250/1

Kansas is both the No. 1 overall seed and the favorite to win the title. (USATSI)

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