Kentucky Enters Madness as Clear Favorite

The Kentucky Wildcats have remained unbeaten through their first 34 games this season and online sportsbook Bodog has them favored to add six more victories in the next three weeks and win the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

The Wildcats will begin play as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region where they have been opened as prohibitive 1/3 favorites to advance to the Final Four. From there they would be just two victories away from a national title as 11/10 favorites to win it all on those March Madness betting lines at the sportsbook.

The main competition to Kentucky’s run to perfection in the Midwest should come from No. 3 Notre Dame as a 9/1 second-favorite to win this region and possibly No. 2 Kansas or No. 7 Wichita State as 10/1 third-favorites to win the Midwest.

The West could be the most competitive region this year with both No. 1 seed Wisconsin and No. 2 seed Arizona listed as 7/4 favorites at Bodog to advance to the Final Four. When you look at each team’s betting odds to win a national title they are both listed as 8/1 second-favorites. No. 4 North Carolina has the next best odds to win the West at 9/1.

The fourth-favorite to win a national championship is Duke at 9/1 odds. The Blue Devils start this tournament as the top seed in the South and their betting odds to win that region have been set at 9/5. No. 2 seed Gonzaga is a 3/1 second-favorite followed by No. 3 Iowa State at 5/1 and No. 5 Utah at 8/1.

The Villanova Wildcats are the No. 1 seed in the East Region and their odds to advance through that part of the bracket to the Final Four are set at 9/5. These Wildcats are 11/1 fifth-favorites on the Bodog futures board to cut down the nets in early April. They will first have to get by some stiff competition in the East from No. 2 Virginia.

The Cavaliers’ betting odds to win this region are set at 5/2 and they are right behind Villanova to win it all at 12/1. The No. 5 seed in the East, Northern Iowa is an 8/1 third-favorite to stun both of these front-runners by winning the region.

Kentucky’s odds against the field stand at +110 at Bodog with a -140 moneyline that the Wildcats will come up short in their drive for perfection.