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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

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