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College Basketball Odds: UK now favorite to win 2017 NCAA Tournament

The latest championship odds have a lot of shifting at the top, as well as a new favorite to win it all.

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The Cats are now the favorite to win the 2017 NCAA Basketball Championship.

The latest odds from Bovada have UK pegged as the favorites to cut down all the nets come tournament time. Thanks to a weekend loss by previous favorite UCLA, the Cats barely edged the Bruins for the top odds, followed by Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas and Gonzaga.

While Kansas and Villanova remain the No. 1 and 2 teams in the top 25 polls, the oddsmakers don’t seem as bullish on them as they are with UK. They may get a better feel for Kansas and UK when they face off in Rupp Arena this Saturday, though it will be hard to take much away from it if De’Aaron Fox doesn’t play.

Duke, who’s been the favorite for much of the past year, has fallen back enough that they’re now tied with Florida State for the seventh-best odds.

Here are the updated odds:

Kentucky Wildcats +550

UCLA Bruins +600

Villanova Wildcats +900

North Carolina Tar Heels +900

Kansas Jayhawks +1000

Gonzaga Bulldogs +1000

Duke Blue Devils +1200

Florida State Seminoles +1200

Baylor Bears +1600

Arizona Wildcats +1600

West Virginia Mountaineers +1800

Louisville Cardinals +2500

Oregon Ducks +2800

Wisconsin Badgers +2800

Virginia Cavaliers +2800

Notre Dame Fighting Irish +3300

Creighton Bluejays +4000

Indiana Hoosiers +4000

Purdue Boilermakers +5000

Michigan State Spartans +5000

Butler Bulldogs +5000

Xavier Musketeers +6600

South Carolina Gamecocks +7500

Maryland Terrapins +7500

Florida Gators +7500

NC State Wolfpack +7500

Syracuse Orange+7500

Cincinnati Bearcats +10000

Virginia Tech Hokies +15000

Wichita State Shockers +15000

Michigan Wolverines +15000

USC Trojans +15000

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