Research Before You Bet: Updated NCAA Basketball Odds on Top 5 Conferences

Joe Catalano

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 1:06 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 1:06 PM UTC

We're going to glance at updated conference odds for future bets at appealing price, even though we're only a handful of games into the 2015-2016 NCAA Basketball Season, we know the usual suspects.

ACC Conference
North Carolina Tarheels 7/4
Duke Blue Devils 2/1
Virginia Cavaliers 6/1
Syracuse Orange 9/1
Lousiville Cardinals 10/1

This conference is a two team race between arch rivals, the North Carolina Tarheels and the defending champion Duke Blue Devils. The Heels carry the experience factor, but the Blue Devils, who don't have the elite freshman such as last year, are always a tough beat. Upsets happen, but Duke usually owns this conference.


SEC Conference
Kentucky Wildcats 4/5
LSU Tigers 7/2
Texas A&M Aggies 7/1
Vanderbilt Commodores 8/1

This conference is pretty much self-explanatory as the Wildcats are the #1 team in the nation as head coach John Calipari loads up on the most talented freshman in the nation and actually has some returnees with some experience under their belt. Any team can beat a respective team on any given day, but the Wildcats are clearly the focus of the bettors as the chalk and 4/5 doesn't seem so bad. We'll keep them in mind for our NCAA Basketball picks.


Pac-12 Conference
Arizona Wildcats 6/4
California Golden Bears 5/2
Utah Utes 3/1
Oregon Ducks 13/2

At 50/1, I don't see head coach, Bobby Hurley's Arizona State Sun Devils, but in due time, For now, you have a tight race between 3 really good teams as Arizona is ranked #19 in the Coaches Top 25 AP Poll with double-double man, Ryan Anderson leading the way. California and Tyrone Wallace have been neck and neck with Cal, but have lost their last two games and will need to recover. This will be a dogfight all season long.


Big-12 Conference
Kansas Jayhawks 4/5
Iowa State Cyclones 3/1
Oklahoma Sooners 5/1
West Virginia Mountaineers 10/1

Kansas is the class of this conference, but the Cyclones, unlike the Jayhawks, haven't lost a game yet this year. You have the #4 and #5 ranked teams in the country and Iowa State has some value, but we shall see as the season progresses. Check back with your sportsbook of choice so you don't miss a bet!


Big-10 Conference
Maryland Terrapins 1/1 (EV)
Michigan State Spartans  3/1
Indiana Hoosiers 4/1

This is clearly a 3-team race in which anyone can win. If Michigan State head coach, Tom Izzo were to see these NCAA Basketball odds, he would go crazy as he thinks his team is the best. Food for thought for a 3/1 shot and anyone can win here. Don't put your mortgage on this conference.

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