JAN 17 - Odds To Win The 2017 College Basketball Championship

Odds To Win The 2017 College Basketball Championship

Written by on January 17, 2017

Will the Villanova Wildcats be able to record consecutive national championship victories this season? Will the North Carolina Tar Heels finish off the task they narrowly missed out on completing in their title game loss to the aforementioned Wildcats?Do the Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils or UCLA Bruins have what it takes to hoist this year’s national championship trophy? Check out the latest ncaa basketball betting lines here.

Odds To Win The 2017 College Basketball Championship

With conference play kicking off all over the country last week, college basketball bettors everywhere need to know which teams are being viewed as legitimate national championship title contenders and which ones are likely nothing more than pretenders at best.

Thanks to this expert look at the updated odds to win the 2017 NCA championship, you’re going to have a good idea of just of oddsmakers feel about the majority of legitimate contenders in the chase for this year’s national championship. The Duke Blue Devils have suddenly moved past the Kentucky Wildcats as the prohibitive favorite to win the national championship, even though Coach K’s ballclub is currently sitting in ninth place in the ultra-competitive ACC with an uninspiring 2-3 mark in conference play. Making matters worse is the fact that Duke will be without head coach Mike Krzyzewski for the next month following a back surgery last week.

The Kentucky Wildcats have dropped to second on the futures odds board despite owning a 15-2 record that is two losses better than Duke’s 14-4 mark. Once again, John Calipari’s squad is loaded with a handful of likely one-and-done NBA lottery picks, which gives the Cats the chance to win almost every year based solely on their talent level.

The UCLA Bruins (18-1) are tied with the Wildcats as the third favorite on the board at 7/1 and they’re definitely deserving of their lofty expectations, seeing as how they have a boatload of high-flying talent and the nation’s best point guard in freshman Lonzo Ball. Following the top three favorites are the Kansas Jayhawks (17-1) and defending national champion Villanova Wildcats (18-1) who are both offering 10/1 odds to win it all.In the case of the Jayhawks, I haven’t been overly impressed with the fact that their best player is a so-so combo guard in Frank Mason, but in the case of the Wildcats, I’m thinking they’ve got a great shot to win consecutive national titles for head coach Jay Wright with two sure-fire NBA players leading them in guard Josh Hart and sweet-shooting forward Kris Jenkins.

Last but not least, the North Carolina (17-3) will undoubtedly have a shot to make a deep run come March Madness tourney time. The Tar Heels have size, speed, quality shooters and some quality depth that looks like it will allow them to challenge anyone this season after falling just short against Villanova a year ago.

Below is a complete list of the national championship futures odds.

School Odds

Duke 15/4
Kentucky 7/1
UCLA 7/1
Kansas 10/1
Villanova 10/1
North Carolina 11/1
Baylor 20/1
Louisville 20/1
Oregon 20/1
Indiana 25/1
Virginia 25/1
Gonzaga 28/1
West Virginia 30/1
Creighton 35/1
Wisconsin 35/1
Arizona 45/1
Florida State 50/1
Xavier 50/1
Michigan State 60/1
Purdue 60/1
Virginia Tech 70/1
Saint Marys 75/1
Syracuse 75/1
Notre Dame 80/1
Wichita State 80/1
Butler 85/1
North Carolina State 100/1
South Carolina 100/1
Florida 110/1
Cincinnati 125/1
Michigan 125/1
Oklahoma State 130/1
Texas A&M 150/1
USC 150/1
Clemson 200/1
Georgetown 200/1
Rhode Island 200/1
California 250/1
Houston 250/1
Iowa State 250/1
Washington 250/1
Stanford 275/1
Colorado 300/1
Dayton 300/1
Kansas State 300/1
Marquette 300/1
Maryland 300/1
Miami, Fl. 300/1
Northwestern 300/1
Ohio State 300/1
Arkansas 350/1
BYU 350/1
SMU 350/1
Alabama 400/1
Auburn 400/1
Seton Hall 400/1
Texas 400/1
Utah 400/1
Connecticut 450/1
Fresno State 500/1
Georgia 500/1
Middle Tennessee State 500/1
Missouri 500/1
Monmouth 500/1
New Mexico 500/1
VCU 500/1
Illinois 600/1
Pittsburgh 600/1
Providence 600/1
San Diego State 600/1
Texas Tech 600/1
Oklahoma 800/1