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Vegas' 5 Favorites For The 2019 NCAA Tournament

Duke and Gonzaga players lining up for a free throw attempt.

LAHAINA, HI - NOVEMBER 21: Javin DeLaurier #12 of the Duke Blue Devils lines up between Jeremy Jones #22 and Rui Hachimura #21 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs during a free-throw attempt during the first half of the gameat the Lahaina Civic Center on November 21, 2018 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)

On Sunday afternoon, conference tournament play wrapped up the NCAA Tournament bracket was revealed. After Zion Williamson returned from injury, Duke raced to an ACC title and the Blue Devils took home the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament.

ACC fellows North Carolina and Virginia also landed No. 1 seeds, leaving Gonzaga as the only non-ACC No. 1 seed. Unsurprisingly, the No. 1 seeds in the tournament are the four favorites in Vegas.

Duke is the heavy favorite to take home the title with 2/1 odds. Gonzaga followed, despite coming in as the "worst" No. 1 seed according to the NCAA selection committee's rankings.

Here are five teams with the best odds to cut down the nets:

  • Duke: 2/1
  • Gonzaga: 5/1
  • North Carolina: 6/1
  • Virginia: 8/1
  • Kentucky: 12/1

A larger list of odds can be seen below.

Oddsmakers like the Kentucky Wildcats as the No. 2 seed most likely to win the title this season.

Michigan State drew the short straw by being placed in the East Region with No. 1 overall seed Duke. The Spartans won the Big Ten title, but will face off against the country's best team if they want to win a title.

After winning the tournament last season, Villanova enters this season as a No. 6 seed and 50/1 odds to win the title.