2016 CBB Championship Lines
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Villanova and North Carolina put on a show for us all in a thrilling national title game Monday night, with the Wildcats emerging victorious with the second national title in the history of the program, and the first in 31 years when the team knocked off Patrick Ewing and Georgetown.
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Jay Wright’s squad will face plenty of resistance a year from now as they look to repeat as national champions. Here are 10 teams that will give the Wildcats a run for their money, and may also be worth putting some of your money down on, based on their odds.
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Assuming Duke gets Grayson Allen back – and it most likely will – the Blue Devils will be returning four of their top five scorers. Those players will be supplemented by top recruits Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum, who are projected to be the No. 1 and 2 picks in the 2017 NBA Draft. Mike Krzyzewski’s proven he can adapt to the one-and-done era, and is the favorite to bring a sixth national title to Durham.
Duke may have a pair of potential top-5 picks coming to Durham, but the top recruiting class in the nation will once again call Lexington home.
Point guard play is always important come tournament time, and John Calipari’s squad will feature the nation’s top incoming point guard in De’Aaron Fox. We’ve seen what Calipari can do with the likes of Derrick Rose and John Wall.
The defending national champions will lose Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu, but three starters return to from the title-winning team, including Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins. That group adds five-star prospect Omari Spellman, who figures to offer a strong presence in the post and provide an immediate impact. How could you not like an early chance with their 2017 College Basketball Futures Odds?
Kansas has won the Big 12 for 12 consecutive seasons, and the likely addition of standout Josh Jackson as part of its 2016 recruiting haul figures to mean a 13th consecutive title for Bill Self and co.
Michigan State +1200
Denzel Valentine and Bryn Forbes will be gone, but Tom Izzo’s still around, and he brings in one of the best recruiting classes he’s corralled in his time in East Lansing. Izzo’s already been to seven Final Fours.
An early exit from the tournament wasn’t enough to scare away Alonzo Tier, who will return for his sophomore season, and that means a great opportunity for Sean Miller and the Wildcats to make good on what they let slip through their fingers this past season. Their 2017 College Basketball Futures Odds aren’t too shabby either.
Tom Crean has plenty of talent on the roster, and if Thomas Bryant returns, the Hoosiers will be in good position to make another run at the Big Ten title, and it’ll make them a tough out come tournament time.
Dana Altman has really built something good at Oregon, and the Ducks will be in good position to make another run at the Pac-12 title and a potential No. 1 seed in the tournament. Star Dillon Brooks is expected to return, as are running mates Chris Boucher and Tyler Dorsey. I’m a big fan of their 2017 College Basketball Futures Odds.
Virginia has been a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the tournament in each of the last three seasons, and they project to occupy one of those spots for a fourth consecutive year next season. The addition of Memphis transfer Austin Nichols will give Tony Bennett some much needed scoring punch to supplement a top-10 recruiting class.
The Musketeers are coming off a 28-win season and return the majority of their key pieces from a year ago. The addition of transfer RaShid Gaston will provide a big boost.
Steve Alford has a strong group coming in to Westwood that will have the Bruins in position to make a run at the Pac-12 title and the Final Four. The public’s perception hasn’t quite caught up making the Bruins one of the better value plays on the board for 2017 College Basketball Futures Odds.
Here are the top 25 teams’ 2017 College Basketball Futures Odds based on available lines:
- Duke +450
- Kentucky +600
- Villanova +800
- Kansas +1000
- Louisville +1000
- Michigan State +1200
- North Carolina +1500
- Arizona +2000
- Indiana +2000
- Oregon +2000
- Virginia +2000
- Xavier +2000
- West Virginia +3000
- Wisconsin +3000
- Maryland +4000
- Purdue +4000
- UConn +4000
- Iowa State +5000
- Miami +5000
- Seton Hall +5000
- Texas +6000
- Gonzaga +8000
- Syracuse +8000
- Texas A&M +8000
- UCLA +8000
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