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No. 5 Kentucky's domination of No. 1 Tennessee could easily be considered its signature win of the season. However, that victory didn't do much for its National Championship odds.
The Volunteers (+1700) naturally saw their title odds drop after getting blown out by their SEC rivals, but the Wildcats (+1200), surprisingly saw their title odds drop as well, despite such a convincing win. As has been the case for most of the year, Duke (+180) stands pat as the odds-on favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Latest #NCAAM 2018-19 National Championship Odds via @FDSportsbook— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) February 18, 2019
Michigan St. +1800
Texas Tech +3000
Virginia Tech +3600
Even with the win over Tennessee, Kentucky is a projected two seed in the NCAA Tournament while the Volunteers still remain a projected one seed in CBS' latest March Madness bracket prediction.
Kentucky has a relatively soft schedule going forward, which may not help its case all that much, but a rematch with Tennessee on the road in Knoxville still remains on the calendar. Knocking off the Volunteers on their own turf should go a long way in seeing Kentucky's title odds increase.
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