UCLA Seeing Action In NCAA Basketball Futures Market

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Kevin Stott

Monday, December 26, 2016 8:36 PM GMT

Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 8:36 PM GMT

Odds for the men’s division 2016/17 NCAA College Basketball Championship need an update, so let’s take a look to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook for some Christmas numbers before Conference play tips off and 2017 turns on the calendar.

UCLA, Gonzaga, Creighton, St. Mary’s, South Carolina Popular Futures Bets

The College Basketball season is heating up and although it appears as though it will be the usual suspects likely competing for the National Championship, some familiar names from west of the Mississippi River have been getting some play at the futures book here at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

One of those teams is UCLA, which opened at 80/1 and has now been bet down all the way to 7/1 as freshman Lonzo Ball has led the Bruins to a perfect 12-0 star and #2 ranking, while perennial sportsbook favorite #7 Gonzaga (11-0) has seen its odds move from 60/1 down to 20/1.

Fellow WCC school #19 St. Mary’s (20/1 from 200/1) has also attracted attention at the betting windows while #9 Creighton (40/1 to 200/1) is also popular and was my modest $5 wager last trip to the world’s largest sportsbook. And east of the Mississippi River, South Carolina (80/1 from 200/1) has also seen its odds drop dramatically as the #22 Gamecocks (9-1) have made some noise in November and December.

And whose odds have risen drastically? Schools from both larger and smaller conferences with no perceived shot now according to oddsmakers, of course. Like three Big Ten teams pretty good at basketball, Michigan State (50/1 from 12/1), Iowa (1,000 to 100/1) and Maryland (300/1 from 40/1).

And some familiar schools like Connecticut (500/1 from 40/1), Texas (300/1 from 60/1), Mississippi State (2,000/1 from 100/1), Arizona State (2,000/1 from 100/1) and local university and 1990 National Champions UNLV (9,999/1 from 300/1). Here are all of your updated odds:

 

Odds to Win 2017 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball (Dec. 21)

Duke Blue Devils +350 (+450)

Kentucky Wildcats 6/1 (6/1)

Villanova Wildcats 7/1 (8/1)

Kansas Jayhawks 7/1 (10/1)

Louisville Cardinals 25/1 (10/1)

Michigan State Spartans 50/1 (12/1)

North Carolina Tar Heels 12/1 (15/1)

Arizona Wildcats 30/1 (20/1)

Indiana Hoosiers 30/1 (20/1)

Oregon Ducks 20/1 (20/1)

Virginia Cavaliers 30/1 (20/1)

Xavier Musketeers 40/1 (20/1)

West Virginia Mountaineers 30/1 (30/1)

Wisconsin Badgers 30/1 (20/1)

Connecticut Huskies 500/1 (40/1)

Maryland Terrapins 300/1 (40/1)

Purdue Boilermakers 30/1 (40/1)

Iowa State Cyclones 200/1 (50/1)

Miami-Florida Hurricanes 200/1 (50/1)

Seton Hall Pirates 200/1 (50/1)

Gonzaga Bulldogs 20/1 (60/1)

Syracuse Orange 60/1 (60/1)

Texas Longhorns 300/1 (60/1)

Baylor Bears 40/1 (80/1)

Oklahoma Sooners 500/1 (80/1)

Texas A&M Aggies 80/1 (80/1)

UCLA Bruins 7/1 (80/1)

Utah Utes 200/1 (80/1)

Arizona State Sun Devils 2,000/1 (100/1)

Butler Bulldogs 100/1 (100/1)

Cincinnati Bearcats 200/1 (100/1)

Florida Gators 100/1 (100/1)

Iowa Hawkeyes 1,000/1 (100/1)

Michigan Wolverines 100/1 (100/1)

Mississippi State Bulldogs 2,000/1 (100/1)

SMU Mustangs 200/1 (100/1)

Wichita State Shockers 80/1 (100/1)

California Golden Bears 200/1 (200/1)

Colorado Buffaloes 300/1 (200/1)

Creighton Bluejays 40/1 (200/1)

Dayton Flyers 300/1 (200/1)

Florida State Seminoles 100/1 (200/1)

Georgetown Hoyas 200/1 (200/1)

Harvard Crimson 1,000/1 (200/1)

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 80/1 (200/1)

Ohio State Buckeyes 200/1 (200/1)

St. Mary’s Gaels 40/1 (200/1)

San Diego State Aztecs 500/1 (200/1)

South Carolina Gamecocks 80/1 (200/1)

Tennessee Volunteers 1,000/1 (200/1)

Vanderbilt Commodores 1,000/1 (200/1)

VCU Rams 300/1 (200/1)

Alabama Crimson Tide 500/1 (300/1)

Arkansas Razorbacks 300/1 (300/1)

Auburn Tigers 500/1 (300/1)

Boise State Broncos 1,000/1 (300/1)

BYU Cougars 500/1 (300/1)

Clemson Tigers 200/1 (300/1)

Colorado State Rams 9,999/1 (300/1)

Davidson Wildcats 500/1 (300/1)

Fresno State Bulldogs 5,000/1 (300/1)

Georgia Bulldogs 300/1 (300/1)

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2,000/1 (300/1)

Houston Cougars 500/1 (300/1)

Illinois Fighting Illini 500/1 (300/1)

Kansas State Wildcats 300/1 (300/1)

LSU Tigers 1,000/1 (300/1)

Marquette Warriors 500/1 (300/1)

Memphis Tigers 500/1 (300/1)

Minnesota Golden Gophers 500/1 (300/1)

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2,000/1 (300/1)

North Carolina State Wolfpack 300/1 (300/1)

Northwestern Wildcats 300/1 (300/1)

Ole Miss Rebels 2,000/1 (300/1)

Oklahoma State Cowboys 200/1 (300/1)

Oregon State Beavers 9,999/1 (300/1)

Princeton Tigers 500/1 (300/1)

Providence Friars 500/1 (300/1)

Rhode Island Rams 200/1 (300/1)

Texas Tech Red Raiders 500/1 (300/1)

Tulsa Golden Hurricane 5,000/1 (300/1)

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels 9,999/1 (300/1)

Virginia Tech Hokies 80/1 (300/1)

Wake Forest Demon Deacons 1,000/1 (300/1)

DePaul Blue Demons 9,999/1 (500/1)

Missouri Tigers 5,000/1 (500/1)

New Mexico Lobos 2,000/1 (500/1)

Oakland Golden Grizzlies 1,000/1 (500/1)

Penn State Nittany Lions 5,000/1 (500/1)

St. Bonaventure Bonnies 2,000/1 (500/1)

St. John’s Red Storm 1,000/1 (500/1)

Stanford Cardinal 500/1 (500/1)

Temple Owls 500/1 (500/1)

Akron Zips 1,000/1 (1,000/1)

Buffalo Bulls 2,000/1 (1,000/1)

Chattanooga Mocs 1,000/1 (1,000/1)

Evansville Purple Aces 5,000/1 (1,000/1)

George Washington Colonials 2,000/1 (1,000/1)

Illinois State Redbirds 1,000/1 (1,000/1)

Iona Gaels 1,000/1 (1,000/1)

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 2,000/1 (1,000/1)

Marshall Thundering Herd 5,000/1 (1,000/1)

Massachusetts Minutemen 5,000/1 (1,000/1)

Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders 500/1 (1,000/1)

Monmouth Hawks 1,000/1 (1,000/1)

North Dakota State Bison 5,000/1 (1,000/1)

Northern Iowa Panthers 2,000/1 (1,000/1)

Ohio Bobcats 1,000/1 (1,000/1)

Old Dominion Monarchs (1,000/1)

Richmond Spiders 5,000/1 (1,000/1)

South Dakota State Jackrabbits 9,999/1 (1,000/1)

St. Joseph’s Hawks 5,000/1 (1,000/1)

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 5,000/1 (1,000/1)

Toledo Rockets 9,999/1 (1,000/1)

UT-Arlington Mavericks 500/1 (1,000/1)

Utah State Aggies 2,000/1 (1,000/1)

Valparaiso Crusaders 500/1 (1,000/1)

Yale Bulldogs 2,000/1 1 (1,000/1)

Belmont Bruins 2,000/1 (2,000/1)

Boston College Eagles 9,999/1 (2,000/1)

Cal-State Bakersfield Roadrunners ,1,000 (2,000/1)

Central Michigan Chippewas 2,000/1 (2,000/1)

Charlotte 49ers 9,999/1 (2,000/1)

Florida Gulf Coast 1,000/1 (2,000/1)

Georgia State Panthers 5,000/1 (2,000/1)

Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne Mastodons 2,000/1 (2,000/1)

Kent State Golden Flashes 9,999/1 (2,000/1)

Long Beach State 49ers 5,000/1 (2,000/1)

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns 5,000/1 (2,000/1)

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 9,999/1 (2,000/1)

Morehead State Eagles 9,999/1 (2,000/1)

Montana Grizzlies 5,000/1 (2,000/1)

Nevada Wolf Pack 500/1 (2,000/1)

New Mexico State Aggies 1,000/1 (2,000/1)

Pepperdine Wave 5,000/1 (2,000/1)

UAB Blazers 2,000/1 (2,000/1)

UALR Trojans 5,000/1 (2,000/1)

UC Irvine Anteaters 9,999/1 (2,000/1)

UCSB Gauchos 9,999/1 (2,000/1)

Washington State Cougars 9,999/1 (2,000/1)

Weber State Wildcats 5,000/1 (2,000/1)

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 5,000/1 ( 2,000/1)

Wyoming Cowboys 5,000/1 (2,000/1)

Field 500/1 (500/1)

 


 

NCAA Basketball Futures Book Short-Shot Pick: Villanova 7/1NCAA Basketball Futures Book Long-Shot Picks: West Virginia 30/1, Creighton 40/1, UT-Arlington 500/1 
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