The bets are pouring in heavy on Zion and the Blue Devils.
It should come as no surprise that Zion Williamson and the Duke Blue Devils were selected as the #1 overall seed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
The Blue Devils, who defeated Florida State in the ACC Tournament championship game over the weekend, are the heaviest favorites entering the NCAA tournament since the 2014-15 Kentucky Wildcats, according to ESPN.
At worst, the Dukies are listed as 2-to-1 favorites to cut down the nets in Minneapolis next month. Fellow #1 seeds Virginia and Gonzaga are distant seconds at 6-to-1, followed by UNC at 8-to-1, according to William Hill (H/T Sports Illustrated).
According to ESPN, 19% of the money wagered at William Hill is on the Blue Devils.
"More money was bet on Duke to win the national title than any other team at sportsbooks across the nation this season. Nineteen percent of the money wagered on the odds to win the championship at William Hill U.S. sportsbooks is on the Blue Devils."
"Duke, the top seed in the East Region, is listed at 2-1 to win the tournament at multiple sportsbooks. The 2014-15 Kentucky team was near even-money to win the tournament, only to lose to Wisconsin in a Final Four upset."
Zion and the Blue Devils will take on the winner of NC Central vs North Dakota St, who will square off on Wednesday night at 6:40pm ET.