Kansas Opens March Madness as Tourney Favorite
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Have you been burned by the Kansas Jayhawks in the past at tournament time? Well, if you like betting favorites you could be in for another scorching this March Madness as the Jayhawks enter the Big Dance as +650 (13/2) chalk on the odds to win the NCAA Tournament. Kansas is followed by North Carolina at +700, Michigan State at +750, and Virginia at +1100. Meanwhile, the Oregon Ducks, who claimed the No. 1 seed in the West section of the NCAA Tournament bracket, are back at +1800 odds. Here's the remainder of the list of odds to win the Tournament, followed by the play-in games' stats and trends at the bottom.
Odds to Win 2016 NCAA Tournament:
North Carolina +700
Michigan State +750
West Virginia +1800
Miami (FL) +3300
Texas A&M +3300
Iowa State +4500
Wichita State +8000
Notre Dame +8000
Seton Hall +12500
Oregon State +12500
Texas Tech +15000
St. Joseph's +20000
Northern Iowa +35000
Stephen F. Austin +35000
Austin Peay +35000
South Dakota State +50000
Fresno State +50000
Florida Gulf Coast +50000
Holy Cross +75000
UNC Asheville +75000
Middle Tennessee +75000
Green Bay +75000
Fairleigh Dickinson +75000
Stony Brook +75000
Cal State Bakersfield +75000
NC Wilmington +75000
Arkansas-Little Rock +75000
Florida Gulf Coast vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
Fairleigh Dickinson is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games as underdogs.
Fairleigh Dickinson is 5-0 SU in its last five games.
Fairleigh Dickinson is 3-1 ATS in its last four games in March.
FDU won five in a row to finish the season and win the Northeast Conference.
Florida Gulf Coast is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games as favorites.
Florida Gulf Coast is 3-0 ATS during their only other tourney appearance in 2013.
FGC finished the season on 7-2 SU run to win Atlantic Sun Conference.
Vanderbilt vs. Wichita
The total has gone under in five of Wichita State's last six games against teams with winning records.
Wichita State is 6-1 SU and ATS in its last seven games after an ATS loss.
Wichita State is 19-3 SU and 16-5-1 ATS in its last 22 games.
WSU 13-4-1 ATS past 17 games as favorite this year.
The OVER is 8-2 in the past 10 Wichita State tournament games.
Vanderbilt is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games as underdogs.
The total has gone over in eight of Vanderbilt's last 10 games.
Vandy beat WSU in 2005 bracket.
Vandy is 1-5 SU in the past 6 tournament games.
Vandy is 2-7 SU this season as underdog.
Michigan vs. Tulsa
Tulsa was underdog just 7 times this season, won outright 4 times.
Tulsa 7-2 ATS in tournament since 2000.
Tulsa is 5-2 SU and ATS in its last seven games with four days off between games.
Tulsa is 0-6 ATS in its last six games in March.
Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last five games against teams with winning records.
Michigan is 46-14 SU in its last 60 games after a loss.
The total has gone under in four of Michigan's last five games.
Michigan is 7-2-1 ATS since 2013.
Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its past 6 Round 1 games.
Michigan is just 2-6 ATS in the past 8 games as chalk this season.
Michigan is 6-0 SU, 5-0-1 ATS since 2013 as Madness favorite.
Southern vs. Holy Cross
Holy Cross is 4-0 SU and ATS in its last four games.
Holy Cross is 3-0 SU and ATS in its last three games after winning as an underdog.
Holy Cross won and covered four straight to end the season and win the Patriot League.
Southern is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games against teams with losing records.
Southern is 3-0 SU in its last three games.
Southern lost four of its final 8 games but won the SWAC title.