NCAA Basketball Betting Title Odds worth Wagering On
Posted by: Mike Davis
The NCAA basketball betting season is still a whiles away but since August is unusually devoid of sporting events, now is the perfect time to start discerning between preseason contenders from future pretenders. Especially since, in less than a month, fans won’t have time to focus on the college basketball season, with the NFL and NCAA football kicking off as well.
But sizing up contenders is just half the fight. Fans need to find the most alluring sportsbook lines, which often means betting on a line because of the value and not because it’s the most logical wager. However, NCAA basketball betting fans should trust their gut above all else.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best betting options for an NCAA basketball title prediction.
Wichita State Shockers || Odds to Win National Title: 25/1
Speaking of great value, the Wichita State Shockers are facing some of the best odds of the lot. However, the majority of fans might be curbed away from betting on Wichita State, since 2017 will be their inaugural season into the American Athletic conference.
But the fact that they’re in a new conference should not disparage fans from capitalizing on these lucrative college basketball future odds. After leaving the small Missouri Valley conference, the Shockers have gone from facing Illinois State and Drake to having to contend against the likes of Cincinnati, SMU, and Tulsa. Sure they’re tougher opponents, but the higher competition will give the Shockers more room to shine.
UCLA Bruins || Odds to Win National Title: 40/1
Lonzo Ball may be gone, as well as leading-scorer TJ Leaf, but there’s still a glimmer of hope for the Bruins in 2017. There’s no use denying the fact that their offense has suffered a major setback, but it’s still not enough to rule them out.
This time last year, not too many fans were hyped up about Ball. A year from now, we could very well look at freshman Jaylen Hands in a similar fashion. He has the build to be exceptional, so NCAA basketball betting players should pay special heed to Hands.
Xavier Musketeers || Odds to Win National Title: 60/1
The Musketeers suffered a big stumble at the end of last year’s season, but managed to pull through in the Big East tournament, earning a ticket to the Big Dance. Once in the NCAA Tournament, the Musketeers made an impressive push, going all the way to the Elite Eight before losing to the dominant Gonzaga Bulldogs.
This upcoming season, the sportsbook lines expect Xavier to pick up right where they left off. All-American candidate Trevon Bluiett will be returning, joined by playmaker JP Macura and Quentin Goodin. Not too many fans will be jumping on the Musketeers bandwagon, but the odds make it a bet players should not shy away from.
Oklahoma Sooners || Odds to Win National Title: 80/1
Buddy Hield’s departure spelled disaster for the Sooners as the program posted an 11-20 record a year after making it all the way to the Final Four. However, that isn’t stopping Lon Kruger from getting excited about this upcoming season.
Trae Young will be the man to lead the Sooners back to national relevance – if they manage to find it. The young freshman – pun intended, is a five-star recruit who has the court vision and range that rivals that of Steph Curry. It’s definitely a long-shot of a bet, but one that will pay off extremely well.