NCAA Tournament 2015: Odds & Favorites to Win the Regions

T.J. McConnell and the Arizona Wildcats are favored to win the West Region. (Getty)

T.J. McConnell and the Arizona Wildcats are favored to win the West Region. (Getty)

With the NCAA Tournament regions down to 4 teams apiece, updated odds have been released.

The no-question biggest favorite is Kentucky, which has 1/4 odds to win the Midwest.

The sportsbooks also like Arizona (West with 5/6 odds) and Michigan State (East with 7/4 odds). Duke and Gonzaga are both listed at 3/2 to come out of the South Region.

The Sweet 16 games are Thursday and Friday, then the Elite 8 contests follow Saturday and Sunday.

The below odds were provided by sportsbooks monitored by and are subject to change.

Odds to Win the Midwest Region

Kentucky #1 … 1/4
Notre Dame #3 … 7/1
Wichita State #7 … 7/1
West Virginia #5 … 18/1

The Selection Committee, oddsmakers and general public all see Kentucky advancing. But there’s a reason it’s called March Madness. No. 8 UK knocked off top-seeded Wichita State in the 2014 tournament. Think the Shockers would like a rematch?

Odds to Win the West Region

Arizona #2 … 5/6
Wisconsin #1 … 3/2
North Carolina #4 … 8/1
Xavier #6 … 18/1

The sportsbooks have treated Arizona like a No. 1 seed all along. Seed-wise, the West is the region with the highest left in the Big Dance with a 1, 2, 4 and 6.

Odds to Win the South Region

Duke #1 … 3/2
Gonzaga #2 … 3/2
Utah #5 … 3/1
UCLA #11 … 14/1

The Bruins are backing up the Selection Committee’s much-debated decision to include them in the tournament. Can UCLA continue the Cinderella run?

Odds to Win the East Region

Michigan State #7 … 7/4
Louisville #4 … 12/5
Oklahoma #3 … 12/5
N.C. State #8 … 6/1

The Spartans always seem to turn it on at this point in the season. But as the East has shown so far, this one is wide open.