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March Madness Odds: Kansas in the Sweet 16 as Betting Favorite

With 16 teams still standing the Kansas Jayhawks are still the favorites to win it all on the March Madness futures at top sportsbook Bovada.

The Jayhawks began the tournament as the favorite and after handily taking down Austin Peay and Connecticut in the first two rounds the oddsmakers at Bovada have them at +350 on the latest futures. Standing in Kansas' way for a trip to the Elite Eight are the Maryland Terrapins.

Not surprisingly the Terrapins are a big underdog to claim a national championship at +2800 at the sportsbook.

Following Kansas on the odds list are two more No. 1 seeds, with the North Carolina Tar Heels at +425 and the Virginia Cavaliers at +575. Next the Tar Heels get the No. 5 Indiana Hoosiers, who already have one upset under their belts after taking down Kentucky.  Indiana is a +2000 underdog to win their first championship in nearly 30 years.

Next up for Virginia is the No. 4 seed Iowa State Cyclones. Iowa State is a +2800 underdog to win their first title and they haven't been to the Elite Eight since 2000. The Cyclones are a 5-point underdog in the game and although they are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games as an underdog of 5.5 points or less they've lost their last six games as the underdog overall.

Rounding out the rest of the top favorites on the NCAA Tournament futures at Bovada are the Oklahoma Sooners at +750 and the Oregon Ducks and Villanova Wildcats both at +1200.

The Sooners match up with the No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies. The Aggies have never made it past the Sweet 16 and they're a +2000 underdog to go all the way for the first time. Oklahoma may be a 2-point favorite in the game, but they're 0-7 ATS in their last seven games.

The Ducks, the No. 1 seed getting the least amount of respect, mix it up with the No. 4 Duke Blue Devils. Duke, the defending tournament champions, are a +1800 underdog to repeat.

Villanova has a matchup with the No. 3 Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricanes are looking for their first trip to the Elite Eight in school history, while the Wildcats are hoping to get back for the first time since 2009.