Michigan and Michigan State both at 8-1 to win national championship

The Detroit News
Joshua Langford

Oddsmakers see Michigan and Michigan State as equally capable of winning the NCAA men’s basketball championship.

NCAA Tournament odds by VegasInsider.com list the Wolverines and Spartans both at 8-1. They are both No. 3 seeds -- Michigan in the West Region and MSU in the Midwest Region.

That’s tied for the fourth-best odds in the field, behind Villanova and Virginia (both 5-1), and Duke (6-1).

The Wolverines (28-7) open NCAA play Thursday at 9:50 p.m. against Montana in Wichita, Kan. The Spartans (29-4) begin play Friday at 7:10 p.m. against Bucknell at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

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NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS

Villanova 5-1

Virginia 5-1

Duke 6-1

Michigan 8-1

Michigan State 8-1

Arizona 12-1

Kansas 14-1

Purdue 15-1

North Carolina 18-1

Cincinnati 22-1

Xavier 22-1

Gonzaga 28-1

Kentucky 28-1

West Virginia 40-1

Texas Tech 45-1

Wichita State 45-1

Florida 55-1

Tennessee 60-1

Auburn 65-1

Missouri 65-1

Ohio State 80-1

Houston 100-1

Rhode Island 100-1

Texas A&M 100-1

Oklahoma 150-1

San Diego State 150-1

TCU 150-1

Alabama 200-1

Arkansas 200-1

Clemson 200-1

Davidson 200-1

Miami 200-1

Seton Hall 200-1

Texas 200-1

Loyola Chicago 250-1

North Carolina State 250-1

Butler 300-1

Creighton 300-1

Florida State 300-1

UCLA 300-1

Arizona State 500-1

Kansas State 500-1

Marshall 500-1

Montana 500-1

Nevada 500-1

New Mexico State 500-1

Providence 500-1

Stephen F. Austin 500-1

Syracuse 500-1

Virginia Tech 500-1

Wright State 500-1

Bucknell 700-1

St. Bonaventure 750-1

Buffalo 1,000-1

Murray State 1,000-1

South Dakota State 1,000-1

Cal State Fullerton 2,000-1

Charleston 2,000-1

Georgia State 2000-1

North Carolina Greensboro 2,000-1

Pennsylvania 2,000-1

Iona 5,000-1

LIU Brooklyn 5,000-1

Lipscomb 5,000-1

North Carolina Central 5,000-1

Radford 5,000-1

Texas Southern 5,000-1

UMBC 5,000-1