Detroit News writers James Hawkins and John Niyo break down Michigan's 64-63 win on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Now that the NCAA Tournament field has been reduced to 16 teams, Michigan has the fourth-best odds (tied with Kentucky) to win the national championship.
VegasInsider.com says Michigan and Kentucky are 7-1 to claim the title, following Villanova (18-5), Duke (4-1) and Kansas (6-1).
Michigan’s opponent in the Sweet 16, Texas A&M, has 30-1 odds.
Michigan advanced to the Sweet 16 by defeating Houston on Saturday night on Jordan Poole’s 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Syracuse, which defeated Michigan State on Sunday, has 80-1 odds, 15th among the 16 teams remaining.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS
West Virginia 12-1
Texas Tech 15-1
Texas A&M 30-1
Florida State 60-1
Kansas State 60-1
Loyola Chicago 100-1