Never Too Early: 2018 NCAA Basketball Futures Odds Up

Kevin Stott

Sunday, April 9, 2017 8:35 PM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017 8:35 PM UTC

Here are the current odds for next season as well as a couple of 4-point shot picks from April of 2017 which may not even hit the rim in April of 2018. But at least we popped when we were wide open, right?

2017/18 College Hoops Season Should Be Wide Open Again, Provide New Winner

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has released its odds for the 2017/18 NCAA College Basketball season and three usual suspects—Duke, Kentucky and Louisville—are the tri-favorites in the Futures book at 10/1 odds to win it all next season with four very strong schools coming in at 12/1 odds in defending champions North Carolina, runners-up Gonzaga, Kansas and 2016 March Madness champions Villanova. One team whose odds look very long compared to last year is Oregon (60/1 to win NCAA championship, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook), with Chris Boucher graduating and Dillon Brooks, Tyler Dorsey and Jordan Bell all expected to make decisions whether to stay playing College Basketball or go pro soon and get paid. College underclassmen have up until April 23 to declare for this year’s NBA Draft and have a May 24 deadline on whether to stay in the draft or return to school. Last year, both Brooks, Boucher and Dorsey all declared for the draft before returning to Eugene and the Ducks where the team that won the first-ever college basketball championship back in 1939 finally made it to its first Final Four.

Perennial Sweet Sixteen school Xavier (80/1) is also getting little love from the SuperBook oddsmakers, and with Edmond Sumner and Trevon Bluiett having already declared for the NBA Draft, backing the Musketeers even at 80/1 seems to have no perceived value looking in from a year out. Next year’s Final Four will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas with March Madness slated to start March 13 with the Championship game schedule for Monday April 2, 2018 (CBS).


Odds to Win 2018 Men’s NCAA Division I Basketball Championship

Duke Blue Devils 10/1

Kentucky Wildcats 10/1

Louisville Cardinals 10/1

Kansas Jayhawks 12/1

Gonzaga Bulldogs 12/1

North Carolina Tar Heels 12/1

Villanova Wildcats 12/1

Arizona Wildcats 15/1 (20/1)

Florida Gators 20/1

Indiana Hoosiers 20/1

Michigan Wolverines 20/1

Michigan State Spartans 20/1

Wichita State Shockers 20/1

Butler Bulldogs 25/1 (20/1)

UCLA Bruins 25/1 (40/1)

West Virginia Mountaineers 25/1 (30/1)

Virginia Cavaliers 30/1

Florida State Seminoles 40/1

Oklahoma Sooners 40/1 (30/1)

St. Mary’s Gaels 40/1

Baylor Bears 50/1

Miami-Florida Hurricanes 50/1

Oregon Ducks 60/1

Purdue Boilermakers 60/1

Seton Hall Pirates 60/1

USC Trojans 60/1

Alabama Crimson Tide 80/1

Cincinnati Bearcats 80/1

Creighton Bluejays 80/1

Iowa State Cyclones 80/1

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 80/1

SMU Mustangs 80/1

Vanderbilt Commodores 80/1

Wisconsin Badgers 80/1 (60/1)

Xavier Musketeers 80/1

Arkansas Razorbacks 100/1

Illinois Fighting Illini 100/1

Marquette Golden Eagles 100/1

Maryland Terrapins 100/1

Nevada Wolf Pack 100/1

Minnesota Golden Gophers 100/1

Northwestern Wildcats 100/1

San Diego State Aztecs 100/1

South Carolina Gamecocks 100/1

Syracuse Orange 100/1

Texas A&M Aggies 100/1

Utah Utes 100/1

VCU Rams 100/1

Virginia Tech Hokies 100/1

Georgetown Hoyas 200/1

Georgia Bulldogs 200/1

Providence Friars 200/1

Arizona State Sun Devils 300/1

Auburn Tigers 300/1

BYU Cougars 300/1

California Golden Bears 300/1

Colorado Buffaloes 300/1

Dayton Flyers 300/1

Illinois State Redbirds 300/1

Iowa Hawkeyes 300/1

Kansas State Wildcats 300/1

Missouri Tigers 300/1

Nebraska Cornhuskers 300/1

Ohio State Buckeyes 300/1

Oklahoma State Cowboys 300/1

Ole Miss Rebels 300/1

Penn State Nittany Lions 300/1

Stanford Cardinal 300/1

St. John’s Red Storm 300/1

TCU Horned Frogs 300/1

Tennessee Volunteers 300/1

Texas Longhorns 300/1

Texas Tech Red Raiders 300/1

Wake Forest Demon Deacons 300/1

Boise State Broncos 500/1

Central Florida Golden Knights 500/1

Colorado State Rams 500/1

Davidson Wildcats 500/1

Fresno State Bulldogs 500/1

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 500/1

La Salle Explorers 500/1

LSU Tigers 500/1

Memphis Tigers 500/1

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 500/1

NC State Wolfpack 500/1

Oregon State Beavers 500/1

Pittsburgh Panthers 500/1

Richmond Spiders 500/1

Wyoming Cowboys 500/1

Akron Zips 1,000/1

Arkansas State Red Wolves 1,000/1

Boston College Eagles 1,000/1

Belmont Bruins 1,000/1

Buffalo Bulls 1,000/1

Charleston Cougars 1,000/1

Chattanooga Mocs 1,000/1

East Tennessee State Buccaneers 1,000/1

George Mason Patriots 1,000/1

George Washington Colonials 1,000/1

Georgia State Panthers 1,000/1

Grand Canyon Antelopes 1,000/1

Harvard Crimson 1,000/1

NC Wilmington Seahawks 1,000/1

New Mexico Lobos 1,000/1

New Mexico State Aggies 1,000/1

Northern Iowa Panthers 1,000/1

Oakland Golden Grizzlies 1,000/1

Old Dominion Monarchs 1,000/1

Ohio Bobcats 1,000/1

Princeton Tigers 1,000/1

St. Bonaventure Bonnies 1,000/1

St. Louis Billikens 1,000/1

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels 1,000/1

UT-Arlington Mavericks 1,000/1

Utah State Aggies 1,000/1

Valparaiso Crusaders 1,000/1

Washington State Cougars 1,000/1

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 1,000/1

Yale Bulldogs 1,000/1

Bucknell Bison 2,000/1

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 2,000/1

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns 2,000/1

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 2,000/1

Monmouth Hawks 2,000/1

NC Central Eagles 2,000/1

Penn Quakers 2,000/1

Troy Trojans 2,000/1

Washington Huskies 2,000/1

Albany Great Danes 5,000/1

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 5,000/1

CS Bakersfield Roadrunners 5,000/1

IPFW Mastodons 5,000/1

IUPUI Jaguars 5,000/1

Jacksonville State Gamecocks 5,000/1

Mount Saint Mary’s Mountaineers 5,000/1

NC Greensboro Spartans 5,000/1

North Dakota State Bison 5,000/1

San Francisco Dons 5,000/1

South Dakota Coyotes 5,000/1

South Dakota State Jackrabbits 5,000/1

Texas State Bobcats 5,000/1

UTEP Miners 5,000/1

Wright State Raiders 5,000/1

Field 300/1


2017/18 NCAA COLLEGE BASKETBALL FUTURES PICKS: Duke 10/1, Gonzaga 12/1 
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