MSU is 5-1 favorite to win title; UM is 150-1

The Detroit News
Michigan State enters the NCAA Tournament after capturing its fifth Big Ten tournament title.

Michigan State, Kansas and North Carolina are the favorites – all at 5-1 – to win the college basketball national championship.

New odds were posted by VegasInsider.com after the NCAA Tournament field was announced.

Kentucky is next at 12-1 followed by Virginia at 15-1.

Oregon, which was awarded a controversial No. 1 seed, is 18-1 along with Villanova.

Michigan has 150-1 odds.

The Wolverines have a play-in game Wednesday against Tulsa. Michigan State’s first-round game is Friday against Middle Tennessee.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS

Kansas 5-1

North Carolina 5-1

Michigan State 5-1

Kentucky12-1

Virginia 15-1

Oregon 18-1

Villanova 18-1

Oklahoma 20-1

Xavier 25-1

Duke 25-1

West Virginia 25-1

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Indiana 30-1

Maryland 30-1

Miami (Fla.) 30-1

Purdue 35-1

California 35-1

Texas A&M 40-1

Arizona 40-1

Utah 45-1

Baylor 50-1

Iowa State 60-1

Texas 60-1

Wichita State 75-1

Wisconsin 75-1

Seton Hall 75-1

Notre Dame 75-1

Iowa  75-1

UConn 100-1

Gonzaga 100-1

Providence 100-1

Dayton 100-1

Oregon State 150-1

Cincinnati 150-1

Michigan 150-1

Butler 150-1

Vanderbilt 150-1

St. Joseph's 200-1

VCU 200-1

USC 200-1

Syracuse 250-1

Pittsburgh 250-1

Colorado 250-1

Texas Tech 300-1

Northern Iowa 350-1

Buffalo 500-1

Chattanooga 500-1

Hawaii 500-1

Fresno State  500-1

Tulsa  500-1

Temple 500-1

Stephen F. Austin 500-1

Arkansas Little Rock 750-1

Green Bay 1,000-1

Middle Tennessee 1,000-1

Stony Brook 1,000-1

Iona 1,000-1

South Dakota State 1,500-1

Yale 1,500-1

UNC Wilmington 1,500-1

Southern 5,000-1

Hampton 5,000-1

UNC Asheville 5,000-1

Florida Gulf Coast 5,000-1

Weber State 5,000-1

Austin Peay 5,000-1

CSU Bakersfield 5,000-1

Farleigh Dickinson 5,000-1

Holy Cross  9,999-1