Duke heavily favored by oddsmakers to win NCAA tournament

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

This might not come as a huge surprise, but the Duke Blue Devils are being given the shortest odds of any team to win the 2019 NCAA tournament.

According to MyBookie Sportsbook, Duke is a heavy favorite to win, with Gonzaga and Virginia coming in No. 2 and No. 3.

Here’s a look at the top-10 heading into the NCAA tournament:

  • Duke +225
  • Gonzaga +600
  • Virginia +800
  • Michigan +1000
  • UNC +1200
  • Kentucky +1200
  • Michigan St. +1200
  • Tennessee +1400
  • Auburn +2000
  • Houston +2500
  • Purdue +2500

With Zion Williamson back to looking like a superhuman, rather than a 19-year-old student/athlete, it’s not surprising whatsoever that Duke is getting these odds.

Since returning in time for the ACC tournament following his scary knee injury, Williamson has averaged 27 points and 10 rebounds per game, and Duke has won all three of those games.