Current Odds to Win Championship:
Louisville: $150 wins $100 (53% chance)
Michigan: $100 wins $300 (22% chance)
Syracuse: $100 wins $400 (18% chance)
Wichita St: $100 wins $1200 (7% chance)
Louisville favored by 10.5 points vs. Wichita St
SECOND biggest Final Four favorite ever in 64-team era (since 1985)
(the biggest Final Four favorite: Duke -11 vs. Michigan St in 1999)
Starting in 2005, the better seeded team has won 11 of 12 games Final Four games
(with 4 games matching up equal seeds)
116 Final Four teams in modern era (since 1985),
Wichita St is only the FOURTH to be seeded worse than #8.
The Final Four has included exactly ONE or TWO #1 seeds 23 of 29 years.
62% of Final Four teams in modern era (since 1985) have been a #1 or #2 seed.
Only ONE team worse than #6 seed has made the FINALS in last 27 years.
Since Tournament seating began in 1979, #1 seeds have met in the Finals only 6 times.
For the 29th time in 35 years #1 seeds will NOT meet in THE 2013 Finals.
17 of 28 National Champions in modern era have been #1 seeds.
For 24 straight years the champion has been a #4 seed or better!
Most Outstanding player:
Russ Smith: $120 wins $100
Trey Burke: $100 wins $400
Peyton Siva: $100 wins $700
Michael Carter-Williams: $100 wins $1000
(the best odds for a Wichita State player? Cleanthony Early: $100 wins $3,000)
If Wichita State wins by 16 or more, $100 wins $3,000.
Odds on Final Four Teams before season began:
Louisville: 8 to 1
Michigan: 25 to 1
Syracuse: 30 to 1
Wichita St: 200 to 1
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