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Monday / July 24.
  • North Carolina and UCLA are now co-favorites to win the NCAA Tourney followed by Kansas, Gonzaga and Villanova

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    North Carolina, last year’s NCAA runner-up and the No. 5 team in the AP poll, and No. 3 UCLA are the current favorites to win the NCAA championship as the calendar flips to March, according to Bovada.

    Both face odds of 6/1.

    No. 1-ranked Kansas (7/1), No. 4 Gonzaga (8/1) and No. 2 and reigning NCAA champion Villanova (10/1) follow.

    Odds to win the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

    2/1/17               Current Odds (3/1/17)  

    North Carolina               9/1                    6/1

    UCLA                            9/1                    6/1

    Kansas                         8/1                    7/1

    Gonzaga                       15/2                  8/1

    Villanova                       10/1                  10/1

    Duke                            10/1                  11/1

    Kentucky                      11/2                  12/1

    Oregon                         28/1                  14/1

    Louisville                      20/1                  14/1

    Arizona                         10/1                  16/1

    Virginia                         25/1                  20/1

    Florida                          50/1                  25/1

    Florida State                 20/1                  25/1

    Baylor                           20/1                  28/1

    Purdue                          50/1                  28/1

    West Virginia                 14/1                  28/1

    Wisconsin                     28/1                  33/1

    Syracuse                      100/1                40/1

    Maryland                       66/1                  50/1

    SMU                             250/1                50/1

    Butler                            50/1                  66/1

    Michigan State              66/1                  66/1

    Cincinnati                      100/1                75/1

    Notre Dame                  50/1                  75/1

    Creighton                      50/1                  100/1

    Minnesota                     Off the Board    100/1

    Virginia Tech                 200/1                100/1

    Wichita State                 150/1                100/1

    Iowa State                     300/1                125/1

    Miami Florida                300/1                125/1

    St Mary’s CA                 75/1                  125/1

    Michigan                       150/1                150/1

    Oklahoma State            150/1                150/1

    South Carolina              100/1                200/1

    USC                             150/1                200/1

    Indiana                          66/1                  250/1

    Dayton                         500/1                300/1

    Northwestern                 200/1                300/1

    Rhode Island                 300/1                300/1

    Xavier                           100/1                300/1

    California                      500/1                500/1

    Kansas State                Off the Board    500/1

    Marquette                     Off the Board    500/1

    Middle Tennessee         Off the Board    500/1

    Monmouth                    Off the Board    500/1

    NC State                       200/1                500/1

    Seton Hall                     500/1                500/1

    Alabama                       500/1                Off the Board

    Arkansas                      500/1                Off the Board

    BYU                             500/1                Off the Board

    Clemson                       500/1                Off the Board

    Ohio State                    500/1                Off the Board

    Texas A&M                   500/1                Off the Board

    Valparaiso                    500/1                Off the Board

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.