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Sportsbook makes Kentucky the favorite to win 2018-19 basketball title

University of Kentucky forward Reid Travis, right, and other members of the team signed basketballs and other items for fans during a train stop as part of the Big Blue Caravan Sunday in Midway.
University of Kentucky forward Reid Travis, right, and other members of the team signed basketballs and other items for fans during a train stop as part of the Big Blue Caravan Sunday in Midway. aslitz@herald-leader.com

With former Stanford power forward Reid Travis joining forces with Kentucky as a graduate transfer, the sportsbook Bovada has now made John Calipari's Cats the odds-on favorite to win the 2018-19 NCAA basketball title.

Here are the updated odds:

Team4/3/186/1/186/26/18
Kentucky8-110-16-1
Duke6-111-213-2
Kansas7-18-18-1
Villanova8-19-117-2
Gonzaga20-110-119-2
Nevada30-122-110-1
North Carolina12-112-114-1
Virginia20-115-118-1
Tennessee30-128-128-1
Oregon30-133-130-1
Michigan25-125-133-1
Michigan State20-125-133-1
Indianaoff40-138-1
Auburn18-130-140-1
Virginia Tech80-130-140-1
West Virginia30-135-145-1
UCLA40-140-150-1
Syracuse60-150-155-1
Florida40-150-166-1
Purdue50-150-166-1
Texas Tech50-150-166-1
Wichita State50-150-166-1
Cincinnati60-165-175-1
Louisville80-175-175-1
Arizona State60-170-180-1
Clemson60-170-180-1
LSU80-175-180-1
Maryland40-170-180-1
Miami60-170-180-1
NC State60-170-180-1
Ohio State60-170-180-1
Vanderbilt60-170-180-1

UK players and coaches met with fans during stops in a train ride that took them from Frankfort, through Midway and on to Lexington.

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