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Derek Stephens threw down $20,000 on Michigan St back in December. Sparty’s odds were 50-1 when the bet was placed at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas so Stephens stands to win $1 million if Tom Izzo’s squad can pull it off. On the other hand, Michigan St is still the clear underdog in the Final Four so hedging his bet would be the smart play. Jim Chairusmi breaks down the bettor’s options for The Wall Street Journal. 

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