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NCAA Tournament 2019 odds: Gonzaga leads all mid-majors, according to Vegas

Plus the full, 68-team breakdown

NCAA Basketball: West Coast Conference Tournament-Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Perhaps it’s because Duke is a mainstream, blue-blood school, or perhaps they have future lottery picks like RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish, but the No. 1-overall Blue Devils have the best odds to cut down the nets in Minneapolis.

However, Gonzaga is second on the list with 5/1 odds, which just so happens to be higher than North Carolina and Tennessee — two teams that beat the Zags earlier this season.

Here is the full, 68-deep list of odds to win the 2019 NCAA Tournament title, per Vegas Insider.com:

Duke 11/5
Gonzaga 5/1
North Carolina 6/1
Virginia 8/1
Kentucky 12/1
Michigan State 15/1
Tennessee 16/1
Michigan 18/1
Texas Tech 20/1
Florida State 30/1
Houston 30/1
Purdue 30/1
Iowa State 40/1
Auburn 50/1
LSU 50/1
Villanova 50/1
Kansas 60/1
Kansas State 70/1
Marquette 70/1
Virginia Tech 80/1
Buffalo 85/1
Syracuse 85/1
Cincinnati 100/1
Louisville 100/1
Nevada 100/1
Wisconsin 100/1
Oregon 150/1
Florida 200/1
Mississippi State 200/1
Wofford 200/1
Iowa 250/1
Maryland 250/1
UCF 300/1
Murray State 300/1
New Mexico State 300/1
Seton Hall 300/1
Minnesota 500/1
Oklahoma 500/1
Ole Miss 500/1
Utah State 500/1
VCU 500/1
Washington 500/1
Arizona State 1000/1
Baylor 1000/1
Belmont 1000/1
Georgia State 1000/1
Liberty 1000/1
Montana 1000/1
Northeastern 1000/1
Northern Kentucky 1000/1
Ohio State 1000/1
Old Dominion 1000/1
St. John’s 1000/1
Saint Louis 1000/1
Saint Mary’s 1000/1
Temple1000/1
UC Irvine 1000/1
Yale1000/1
Colgate 2000/1
Iona 2000/1
Vermont 2000/1
Abilene Christian 5000/1
Bradley 5000/1
Fairleigh Dickinson 5000/1
Gardner-Webb 5000/1
North Dakota State 5000/1
Prairie View A&M 5000/1
North Carolina Central 9999/1

Some odds of note:

  • The 6-seeded Buffalo Bulls — not the 7-seeded Nevada Wolf Pack — have the second-best odds amongst mid-majors. They currently sit at +8500.
  • 13-seed Vermont has is the highest seed with the worst odds. They’re at 2000/1, which is worse than schools like the 16-seeded Iona Gaels, 15-seeded Montana Griz and 14-seed Old Dominion and all four 14-seeds.
  • Despite being the No. 46 overall seed, Murray State Racers have the 34th-best odds amongst the field.
  • Required shoutout to the North Carolina Central Eagles for being Vegas’s most unlikely NCAA Tournament champion. But there’s still a chance!