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 start in a mere six months and it is never too early to put a futures bet on who you think will be the team cutting down the nets at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta following April. The Virginia Cavaliers maintained the 2019 title, their first in school history, however they sit on the oddsboard, two areas behind the Kentucky Wildcats, that are the +500 favorite.
BetOnline has Kentucky as the favorite to win the 2020 college hoops championship at +500 followed closely by Duke in +600, Virginia in +650, Michigan State in +800, and Michigan and North Carolina at +1200 to round out the top teams on the oddsboard.
Tread Gently 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 at a high degree, but he’ll have to enter the season with rather a different look. Four of Kentucky’s starting five will be likely to graduate or be drafted into the NBA as Reid Travis is an old and P.J. Washington, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro will probably be moving pro.
All isn’t lost, though, as the Wildcats have done a great job recruitment for the upcoming season, procuring two 2019 McDonald’s All-Americans, shooting guard Tyrese Maxey and little 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’d be hesitant to lay a bet on this club in +500 at this stage.
Kansas Could be Well-Balanced and Experienced
Kansas had a very interesting 2018-19, showing flashes of brilliance and being rated in the top five at the AP poll for eight months, 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 club when it arrived to home and away splits, going a perfect 16-0 at Allen Fieldhouse but only 3-8 in true road games — very confusing results.
The Jayhawks needed to battle through injuries, losing protect Lagerald Vick for the season in early February. He is a senior and won’t be back next year. Furthermore, junior center Udoka Azubuike played only nine games in 2018-19. However, Kansas, despite those big holes in the frontcourt and backcourt, nevertheless had a Round of 32 appearance. The Jayhawks must be feisty this upcoming season as I don’t anticipate Azubuike to be drafted and Vick are their sole loss, so odds of +2000 provide adequate price.
Auburn Providing Best Value
Head coach Bruce Pearl has to be proud of the effort his team put in last season, going 30-10, including winning the SEC championship and falling just to eventual national champion Virginia 63-62 in the Final Four. The team had four seniors, including guard Bryce Brown, who headed the team with 15.9 points per match.
On the other hand, the center of the group should return for the 2019-20 year, most notably Jared Harper and Chuma Okeke, who united for 27.3 ppg. Harper led the team with 5.8 assists per game, while Okeke was the group leader with 6.8 rebounds per game. Additionally, Pearl has recruited five players that have signed letters of intent, including small forward Isaac Okoro,who’s the 37th-ranked recruit. I believe this team is going to cause waves and +3300 could be a steal as we close March next year.
Here’s a look at the Complete list of chances for your 2020 college hoops championship:
2019-20 College BASKETBALL Champion Odds
Michigan State +800
North Carolina +1200
Mississippi State +3300
Texas Tech +3300
Florida State +6600
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