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2014 NCAA Hockey Tournament: Oddsmakers tab top-seeded Minnesota the favorite

The Badgers have been given 19/2 odds to win the 2014 NCAA hockey tournament by offshore oddsmakers.

Minnesota is favored to win the tournament, despite dropping its last two games.
Minnesota is favored to win the tournament, despite dropping its last two games.
Hannah Foslien

The Badgers may be the top seed in the Midwest regional, but they aren't even favored in their own first round game vs. 4th-seeded North Dakota. According to the oddsmakers at the 5Dimes offshore sportsbook, both UND and Wisconsin are a -110 for today's game, meaning the game is considered a coin flip.

-110 means that a $110 wager on UND today would net you $100 should they win. The same would obviously apply to Wisconsin.

North Dakota was a slight favorite last night, as they were up to a -115. Overnight action on the Badgers has brought that line down.

The over/under in the Wisconsin/North Dakota game is set at 5.5, with both the over and the under set at -110. Last night the over was slightly favored at -115, but again, that number has come down with overnight action.

The puckline for the game has Wisconsin +1.5 goals for a -360. North Dakota is -1.5 goals for a +300.

The biggest favorite in the quarterfinals is Minnesota, who is a -650 to beat Robert Morris (+475).

5Dimes doesn't list odds to win the entire NCAA tournament, but Bovada does. According to Bovada, the Badgers are 19/2 to win the NCAA tournament. That means a $100 bet on the Badgers to win the NCAA tournament would net a return of $950.

The favorite to win the tournament, at least according to Bovada, is Minnesota. The Gophers have been given 3/1 odds to win the big dance.

NCAA hockey tournament quarterfinal betting lines
Vermont +200 O 5.5 +140
Union -240 U 5.5 -160
Providence +110 O 5.5 +120
Quinnipiac -130 U 5.5 -140
Colgate -105 O 5.5 +115
Ferris State -115 U 5.5 -135
North Dakota -110 O 5.5 -110
Wisconsin -110 U 5.5 -110
Denver +250 O 5.5 -115
Boston College -300 U 5.5 -105
Minnesota State +175 O 4.5 -120
UMass-Lowell -210 U 4.5 +100
Robert Morris +475 O 6.5 -110
Minnesota -650 U 6.5 -110
St. Cloud State -105 O 5.5 -115
Notre Dame -115 U 5.5 -105

NCAA hockey tournament odds to win
Minnesota 3/1
Boston College 5/1
Union 13/2
UMass-Lowell 15/2
Quinnipiac 17/2
North Dakota 17/2
Ferris State 19/2
Wisconsin 19/2
Colgate 19/2
Notre Dame 12/1
St. Cloud State 12/1
Providence 12/1
Vermont 16/1
Denver 16/1
Minnesota State 16/1
Robert Morris 26/1