2020 March Madness Odds: Super Early Look into the Future2020 March Madness Odds: Super Early Look into the Future

As one season closes, another is set to begin in just a mere six months and it is never too early to place a futures bet on who you think will be the group cutting down the nets at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta next April. The Virginia Cavaliers maintained the 2019 title, their first in school history, but they sit third on the oddsboard, two spots behind the Kentucky Wildcats, that would be the +500 favorite.
BetOnline has Kentucky since the favorite to win the 2020 college hoops championship at +500 followed by Duke in +600, Virginia at +650, Michigan State in +800, and Michigan and North Carolina in +1200 to round out the top teams around the oddsboard.
Tread Lightly with Kentucky
Kentucky had a powerful 2018-19 campaign, putting with a 30-7 record en route to an Elite Eight berth before falling to Auburn in overtime. Undoubtedly head coach John Calipari will possess the Wildcats playing in a high degree, but he’ll have to enter the season with quite a different look. Four of Kentucky’s starting five are very likely to graduate or be drafted in the NBA as Reid Travis is an old and P.J. Washington, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro will likely be moving pro.
All isn’t lost, though, since the Wildcats have already done a great job recruiting for the upcoming season, securing two 2019 McDonald’s All-Americans, shooting guard Tyrese Maxey and little forward Khalil Whitney. I anticipate sophomores Immanuel Quickley and E.J. Montgomery to lead the charge and will work nicely with the incoming freshmen. With their new look, I would be hesitant to put a wager on this bar at +500 at this point.
Kansas Could be Well-Balanced and Experienced
Kansas had an extremely interesting 2018-19, showing flashes of brilliance along with being rated in the top five at the AP survey for eight weeks, including 2 weeks in the top place. Overall, the Jayhawks ended the year with a 26-10 record, falling to Auburn in the Round of 32. Kansas was a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team when it came to home and away splits, going a perfect 16-0 in Allen Fieldhouse but just 3-8 in true road games — very confusing results.
The Jayhawks had to battle through injuries, losing protect Lagerald Vick for the summer in early February. He is a senior and won’t be back . Furthermore, junior centre Udoka Azubuike played only nine games in 2018-19. But Kansas, despite those huge holes in the frontcourt and backcourt, still needed a Round of 32 appearance. The Jayhawks must be feisty this forthcoming season as I don’t expect Azubuike to be drafted and Vick are their only loss, so chances of +2000 provide adequate price.
Auburn Providing Best Value
Head coach Bruce Pearl has to be proud of the effort his team put in this past season, heading 30-10, including winning the SEC tournament and falling only to eventual national champion Virginia 63-62 at the Final Four. The group had four seniors, such as shield Bryce Brown, who led the team with 15.9 points per match.
However, the center of the group must come back for the 2019-20 season, most notably Jared Harper and Chuma Okeke, who combined for 27.3 ppg. Harper led the team with 5.8 assists per game, while Okeke was the team leader with 6.8 rebounds per game. In addition, Pearl has recruited five players who have signed letters of intent, including small forward Isaac Okoro,who’s the 37th-ranked recruit. I think this group will cause waves and +3300 could be a steal as we near March following year.
Here’s a look at the full list of odds for your 2020 college hoops championship:
2019-20 College BASKETBALL Champion Odds
Team Odds
Kentucky +500
Duke +600
Virginia +650
Michigan State +800
Michigan +1200
North Carolina +1200
Gonzaga +1400
Villanova +1600
Kansas +2000
Oregon +2200
Arizona +2500
Louisville +3300
Auburn +3300
Mississippi State +3300
Tennessee +3300
Texas +3300
Texas Tech +3300
Florida State +6600
Wisconsin +6600
UCLA +10000
USC +10000

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