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 a mere six months and it’s never too early to put a futures bet on who you think are the team cutting down the nets at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta next April. The Virginia Cavaliers maintained the 2019 title, their first in history, but they sit on the oddsboard, two spots behind the Kentucky Wildcats, that are the +500 favorite.
BetOnline has Kentucky since the favorite to win against the 2020 college hoops championship at +500 followed closely by Duke at +600, Virginia in +650, Michigan State at +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 effort, 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 have the Wildcats playing in a high degree, but he will need to enter the season with quite a different look. Four of Kentucky’s starting five will be very likely to graduate or be drafted into the NBA since Reid Travis is a senior and P.J. Washington, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro will likely be moving pro.
All isn’t lost, however, since the Wildcats have done a great job recruitment for the upcoming season, procuring two 2019 McDonald’s All-Americans, shooting guard Tyrese Maxey and small forward Khalil Whitney. I expect sophomores Immanuel Quickley and E.J. Montgomery to lead the fee and will work nicely with the incoming freshmen. With their brand new look, I would be hesitant to put a wager on this bar in +500 at this stage.
Kansas May be Well-Balanced and Experienced
Kansas had a very intriguing 2018-19, showing flashes of brilliance and being rated in the top five at the AP poll for eight months, including 2 weeks at the top spot. Overall, the Jayhawks ended the year with a 26-10 record, falling to Auburn from the Round of 32. Kansas was a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde team as it arrived to home and away splits, going a perfect 16-0 at Allen Fieldhouse but only 3-8 in true road games — quite confusing results.
The Jayhawks needed to battle through accidents, losing guard Lagerald Vick for its summer in early February. He’s a senior and will not be back . Additionally, junior centre Udoka Azubuike played only nine matches in 2018-19. However, Kansas, despite those big holes in the frontcourt and backcourt, nevertheless needed a Round of 32 look. 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 decent price.
Auburn Providing Best Value
Head coach Bruce Pearl must be proud of this effort his team put in last season, going 30-10, including winning the SEC tournament and falling just to eventual national champion Virginia 63-62 at the Final Four. The team had four seniors, including shield Bryce Brown, who headed the team with 15.9 points per match.
However, the core of the team should return for the 2019-20 year, 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 believe 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 chances 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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