NCAA Tournament 2013 Bracket: Opening odds for Ohio State

Can Ohio State cut down the nets in early April? - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericskiff/138931466/

Can the Buckeyes make it back to a second straight Final Four? We check with a sports book to see how likely it may be.

Depending on who you ask, taking in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament in Las Vegas is either the pinnacle of (legal!) sports gambling indulgences, or the lowest. Evidently in recent years, the crowds have gotten more casual, the bettors less hardcore, and it's become next to impossible to get into some of the best books out there.

Super hardcore Vegas sports gambling enthusiasts now, by and large, swear by conference tournament week/weekend as the be all-end all time to go, while the hipster-ist amongst them recommend the first weekend of the conference tourneys (one bid leagues du jour!). Regardless, the NCAA's represent the pinnacle of college basketball on the court, and for those that hit on their absurd multi-team parlays, it's pretty top of the mountain from a gambling vantage as well.

While the majority of books differ every so slightly in who they champion and in what order to prospectively cut down the nets the first weekend in April, some of the rationale behind this is probably to try and entice customers to skip one book for the more "favorable" action at the others. To try and get things from more an in-the-middle type perspective, we're leveraging our friends at Bovada to give you a clearer picture of how things may play in the next few glorious weeks:

Odds to win the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship

Louisville #1 19/4

Indiana #1 5/1

Florida #3 7/1

Gonzaga #1 10/1

Kansas #1 10/1

Duke #2 12/1

Miami Florida #2 14/1

Ohio State #2 16/1

Michigan State #3 18/1

Georgetown #2 20/1

Syracuse #4 22/1

New Mexico #3 25/1

St. Louis #4 25/1

Michigan #4 25/1

Wisconsin #5 25/1

Pittsburgh #8 33/1

VCU #5 40/1

UNLV #5 60/1

Arizona #6 60/1

NC State #8 60/1

North Carolina #8 60/1

Marquette #3 66/1

Memphis #6 75/1

Butler #6 75/1

UCLA #6 75/1

Minnesota #11 75/1

Oklahoma State #5 75/1

Kansas State #4 75/1

Missouri #9 75/1

San Diego State #7 100/1

Creighton #7 100/1

Notre Dame #7 100/1

California #12 150/1

Illinois #7 200/1

Colorado State #8 200/1

Wichita State #9 200/1

Villanova #9 200/1

Temple #9 200/1

Iowa State #10 200/1

Colorado #10 200/1

Ole Miss #12 200/1

Oklahoma #10 250/1

Cincinnati #10 250/1

Oregon #12 300/1

St. Mary's #11 300/1

Bucknell #11 300/1

Belmont #11 300/1

Middle Tennessee #11 500/1

Akron #12 500/1

Boise State #13 500/1

LaSalle #13 500/1

New Mexico State #13 500/1

South Dakota State #13 500/1

Montana #13 500/1

Davidson #14 500/1

Valparaiso #14 500/1

Harvard #14 500/1

Northwestern State #14 500/1

Iona #15 500/1

Pacific #15 500/1

Florida Gulf Coast #15 500/1

Albany #15 500/1

Western Kentucky #16 500/1

Southern #16 500/1

James Madison #16 1000/1

LIU Brooklyn #16 1000/1

NC A&T #16 1000/1

Liberty #16 1000/1

Odds to win the 2013 NCAA Midwest Region

Louisville #1 11/10

Duke #2 15/4

Michigan State #3 11/2

St. Louis #4 15/2

Oklahoma State #5 20/1

Creighton #7 20/1

Missouri #9 20/1

Memphis #6 25/1

Cincinnati #10 50/1

Saint Mary's #11 50/1

Oregon #12 66/1

Colorado State #8 75/1

New Mexico State #13 75/1

Valparaiso #14 100/1

Albany #15 100/1

NC A&T #16 200/1

Liberty #16 200/1

Odds to win the 2013 NCAA West Region

Gonzaga #1 5/2

Ohio State #2 11/4

New Mexico #3 5/1

Wisconsin #5 8/1

Pittsburgh #8 8/1

Arizona #6 12/1

Kansas Sate #4 16/1

Notre Dame #7 33/1

Iowa State #10 35/1

Ole Miss #12 40/1

Belmont #11 50/1

Boise State #13 66/1

Wichita State #9 66/1

LaSalle #13 100/1

Harvard #14 100/1

Iona #15 100/1

Southern #16 100/1

Odds to win the 2013 NCAA South Region

Florida #3 3/2

Kansas #1 7/2

Georgetown #2 5/1

Michigan #4 7/1

VCU #5 14/1

North Carolina #8 16/1

Minnesota #11 18/1

San Diego State #7 25/1

UCLA #6 30/1

Villanova #9 40/1

Oklahoma #10 40/1

Akron #12 75/1

South Dakota State #13 75/1

Northwestern State #14 100/1

Florida Gulf Coast #15 100/1

Western Kentucky #16 100/1

Odds to win the 2013 NCAA East Region

Indiana #1 5/4

Miami Florida #2 7/2

Syracuse #4 5/1

Marquette #3 12/1

UNLV #5 15/1

Butler #6 20/1

NC State #8 20/1

Illinois #7 25/1

California #12 40/1

Davidson #14 40/1

Colorado #10 40/1

Temple #9 50/1

Bucknell #11 50/1

Montana #13 75/1

Pacific #15 100/1

LIU Brooklyn #16 200/1

James Madison #16 200/1

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