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2013 NCAA Tournament: Wichita State Given Long Odds to Win Championship

Don't stop believin! In the Wichita State Wheat Shockers. Gregg Marshall's squad have long odds in almost every category in Vegas this week.


Looking to get rich quick this weekend? Then look no farther than Gregg Marshall's Wichita State Wheat Shockers. While the Shockers were a long-shot to even get to Atlanta, you can still get some good deals on America's Cinderella this weekend.

Odds to win the 2013 NCAAB Men's Basketball Championship

Louisville #1 2/3

Michigan #4 3/1

Syracuse #4 17/4

Wichita State #9 12/1

If any team is well coached enough to get past the Louisville press its Wichita State. Gregg Marshall's squad had no problem with VCU's "HAVOC" earlier in the year and have a blueprint for how to break the press. The Shockers also may be one of the more sound defensive teams that Rick Pitino's squad runs into.

2013 NCAAB Men's Basketball Championship - Exact Matchup

Louisville vs. Michigan 5/6

Louisville vs. Syracuse 3/2

Wichita State vs. Michigan 15/2

Wichita State vs. Syracuse 10/1

One the Shockers get past the Cardinals, then who will they play? It's a toss up folks. Just flip a coin!

Who will win the NCAAB Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player?

Russ Smith (Louisville) 4/5

Trey Burke (Michigan) 4/1

Peyton Siva (Louisville) 7/1

Mitch McGary (Michigan) 10/1

Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse) 12/1

Gorgui Deng (Louisville) 15/1

Brandon Triche (Syracuse) 15/1

C.J. Fair (Syracuse) 18/1

James Southerland (Syracuse) 20/1

Nik Stauskas (Michigan) 20/1

Tim Hardaway Jr. (Michigan) 20/1

Malcolm Armstead (Wichita State) 30/1

Carl Hall (Wichita State) 30/1

Cleanthony Early (Wichita State) 30/1

I'm going with Carl Hall here, but solely based on his Rec Specs. I think if Hall still had braids then his odds would be higher. Vegas is clearly penalizing him for his new, boring hairstyle.

In a tournament where long-shots have been more successful than normal, why not cash-in on the Shockers? I'll put $10 on Wichita State to win it all, play Syracuse, and for Carl Hall to win MOP. BOOM! $520 richer.