The Duke Blue Devils, according to at least one oddsmaker, are now the favorite to win the NCAA title.
The Duke Blue Devils, arguably the most talented team in the country, could be getting hot at the right time. Duke, now tied for second place in the ACC, has won six straight league contests – beating three ranked teams (Notre Dame, North Carolina, Virginia) in the process. As such, Bovada now considers the Blue Devils the odds-on favorite to win the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
Duke’s odds, as-of Friday, are 5:1. Gonzaga and Kansas are tied for the next-best odds, at 8:1. Here’s the top ten:
Odds to win the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship, per Bovada. pic.twitter.com/79CQAkGC30
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UCLA, Kentucky, Villanova, Arizona, Louisville, North Carolina and Oregon all have decent odds to win it all.
Duke has five ACC contests left – Wake Forest, at Syracuse, at Miami, Florida State and at North Carolina. If the Blue Devils win out, they could be in line for a 1-seed in mid-March.