March Madness

Kansas Jayhawks picked as favorites even on betting odds

Kansas Jayhawks was selected as the top seed in the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament, surprisingly they are also heavily favored to win the tournament as based on the betting odds in Las Vegas.

As reported by ESPN, Westgate Las Vegas Superbook has picked the Jayhawks with a 9-2 odds of winning the championship this year. The Jayhawks were seeded number one in the South after winning the Big 12 tournament and by odds standard, they also take the top seed followed by pre-tournament favorites Michigan State and North Carolina with and odd of 5-1.

Closing the teams on top of the betting odds of winning this year’s tournament include Virginia and Villanova with 12-1 each; Kentucky and Oregon at 15-1; Oklahoma is at 20-1; Xavier, West Virginia and Duke are at 25-1 each.

Other teams such as Holy Cross, Southern University, Fairleigh Dickson, Florida Gulf Coast, Hampton, Austin Peay, Weber State and UNC Asheville are all on cellar with odds at 9,999-1.

For Vegas insider, they gave the Jayhawks a 5-1 odds to win the championship together with Michigan State and North Carolina.

Despite the odds for them to win the championship, the Jayhawks have a long way to go as they start their campaign facing Austin Peay. The Jayhawks aim to get into the finals and reclaim their crown which they held last in 2008. They are currently holding a 30-4 win-loss record in the South with a 21-0 card at home and a 9-4 record on the road.

Head coach Bill Self, who will be in his 13th year as bench tactician, hopes to get hold of the title again and his players are edging to get the biggest ballroom of their college basketball careers as well.

If the Jayhawks win over Austin Peay then they take one step closer to their goal but they have to get pass teams in the Regional and then to the Final Four before stepping into the Championship Round.

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