Loyola most popular bet in Las Vegas to win NCAA title

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CHICAGO — The most popular NCAA Tournament bet in Las Vegas this week has Loyola winning it all, ESPN reports.

The 11th-seeded Ramblers will play in their first Final Four game in 55 years on Saturday — facing off against the third-seeded Michigan Wolverines shortly after 5 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas.

According to ESPN, more bets have been placed on Loyola to win the whole tournament than on any other team, since Sunday. About half of all best placed at William Hill and Caesars Palace this week were on the Ramblers, who are listed around 8-1.

“They’re loving Sister Jean and Loyola,” Jay Rood, vice president of MGM race and sports, told ESPN on Friday. “We did well on them in the previous games of the tournament. The public didn’t buy in, but they have now.”

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