The Washington Times - May 7, 2009, 08:32PM

If you’re a betting man or woman —- and maybe you are —- you might be interested in this.

Namely, this week’s NCAA tournament lacrosse lines and the updated odds to win it all, courtesy of the Wynn Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas.


First up, this week’s games, which Vegas doesn’t seem to think will be filled with either ultra-tight affairs or flat-out blowouts:


Brown (+3 1/2) at Johns Hopkins
UMBC (+2 1/2) at North Carolina
Hofstra (+4 1/2) at Cornell
Navy (+4 1/2) at Duke


Maryland (+1 1/2) at Notre Dame
Villanova (+4 1/2) at Virginia
Massachusetts (+3 1/2) at Princeton
Siena (+5 1/2) at Syracuse

As for the odds to win it all, it’s tough to believe Syracuse has longer odds now (9-2) than at the start of the season (4-1). The Orange is, by the way, the No. 2 seed in the tournament.

The rundown:

Virginia: 3-1

Duke: 4-1

Syracuse: 9-2

Cornell: 5-1

Johns Hopkins: 6-1
Notre Dame: 6-1

Maryland: 7-1

Princeton: 8-1

North Carolina: 9-1

Navy: 20-1

UMBC: 25-1

Hofstra: 40-1

Brown: 50-1
Field (UMass, Villanova, Siena): 50-1

—- Patrick Stevens