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NCAA Tournament 2012: Betting Odds Place Kansas, Missouri At 12-1 To Win National Title

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The 2012 NCAA Tournament field been set and it didn't take long for the official betting odds to come out for the 68 teams vying for the men's college basketball national championship. The Kentucky Wildcats are the favored team as the SEC winners and the No. 1 overall seed at 7-2. Led by Anthony Davis, it's going to be hard for anyone to take them out. As for local teams, the Missouri Tigers and Kansas Jayhawks are tied for fifth overall at 12-1 odds. In between are North Carolina, Michigan State and Ohio State. Surprisingly, Syracuse is at 12-1 as well despite being a top seed.

Opening Odds for NCAA Tournament's top teams:
Kentucky 7-2
North Carolina 9-1
Michigan St. 10-1
Ohio St. 10-1
Kansas 12-1
Missouri 12-1
Syracuse 12-1
Duke 25-1
Louisville 30-1
Baylor 35-1
Marquette 35-1
Florida St. 40-1
Vanderbilt 40-1
Wichita St. 45-1
New Mexico 50-1
Wisconsin 50-1
Georgetown 55-1
Memphis 65-1
Cincinnati 75-1
Kansas St 75-1
Indiana 80-1
UNLV 80-1

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