Wagering options plentiful in Sweet 16

By Steve Makinen  () 

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With the NCAA tournament down to the Sweet 16 after a weekend filled with amazing surprises, bettors still have plenty of options to take advantage of — and hence, plenty of potential tickets to cash. Let’s take a brief look at the futures market and how it relates to my four sets of power ratings as well as readdress some trends posted in the VSiN tournament guide that will be in play this weekend.

BetMGM odds to win each region

This is the first year I have projected each team’s percentage chances to win its regional. I have updated them based on the current bracket and the teams’ ratings after the first weekend of tourney action. If you’ve come to trust one rating over another, I encourage you to use that analysis in comparing with the odds offered by BetMGM. Again, though, I have taken the average of the four ratings sets to come up with one overall percentage chance for each team to reach each round.

Here are the 16 remaining teams listed in alphabetical order and their chances:

Odds to win West Region

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