Louisville tops, but no strong NCAA fave in Vegas

Louisville tops, but no strong NCAA fave in Vegas

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: The Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they won 78-61 against the Syracuse Orange during the final of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Updated Sunday, Mar 17 at 10:01 PM

(AP) -- Overall No. 1 Louisville is a slight betting favorite to win the NCAA tournament, but Las Vegas casinos think any one of several teams have a legitimate shot at winning college basketball's national championship.
 
Executive Director Jay Kornegay of the race and sports book at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino had Louisville at 9-2 odds on Sunday night after the tournament's seedings were announced. Right behind the Cardinals were third overall No. 1 seed Indiana at 7-1, and Duke, a No. 2 seed, and Florida, a No. 3 seed. at 8-1.

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Jay Rood, vice president of race and sports for MGM Resorts International, said Louisville would also be the top favorite at its 10 casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.
 
But Rood said he thinks opinions of the top 16 teams in the tournament will vary widely.

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