College Basketball Title Odds: Arizona, Auburn Shaping Up As Huge Liabilities for Sportsbook

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The Arizona Wildcats and Auburn Tigers have both established themselves as legit contenders with March right around the corner.

And either program shipping the national title home in a few months could prove to be a costly scenario for one sportsbook in particular: the Wildcats and Tigers are shaping up to be the two biggest liabilities at BetMGM, with Kentucky rounding out the top three.

The betting public simply loves Arizona, which is ranked second in the AP Poll behind top-seeded Gonzaga. At BetMGM, the Wildcats have attracted the highest ticket percentage (8.7%) and second-most dollars wagered (11.3%).

Arizona is 24-2, with the second-best scoring margin in the country (+19 PPG). Tommy Lloyd's club leapfrogged Auburn in the latest AP cycle, thanks to an eight-game winning streak featuring seven victories by double digits.

After opening +5000 to win the national title at MGM, Arizona is now +800, trailing Gonzaga (+400) and tied with Kentucky.

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Auburn (24-3), meanwhile, is No. 3 in the polls.
Following a red-hot start to the campaign the Tigers have cooled a bit. They've suffered back-to-back road losses, most recently at Florida.
War Eagle is getting 9.9% of the total dollars wagered at MGM – the third-most of any team in the entire country.
Auburn, which opened +5000, is now down to +1000 at the book.
The schedule lightens up down the stretch before the conference tournament, with games against Ole Miss, Mississippi State and South Carolina.

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