2018 College Basketball Futures
Looking for 2018 College Basketball Futures Betting Lines and some great betting lines to get down on? The regular season is only just getting started in a week but we’re looking for teams that have a chance to cut down the nets in April. It has been a very interesting offseason for college basketball. When the season closed we had two experienced teams battling for the crown with North Carolina edging Gonzaga.
Handicapping 2018 College Basketball Futures Odds
Both of those teams are expected to be good again this season but a repeat of the championship game would be a surprise.
While we got a reprieve last season, it seems that the season could very likely be determined by which freshman truly live up to the hype as Duke and Kentucky are among short favorites with very young rosters.
Ironically, even though the frosh may be the “thing” the fact that Duke has “greybeard” Grayson Allen is the reason many see them as the favourite.
Listed below are some teams with different tiers that I like coming into the season. P.S. If you don’t see a team listed its not because I don’t they have a shot, its just a bet or a value I don’t like.
2018 College Basketball Futures Betting Lines: Michigan State +600
Miles Bridges should be playing in the NBA but he just likes college too much. He returns to lead a deep and talented group coached by one of the best coaches in the game Tom Izzo.
Bridges is one of the most versatile players in college right now and he gives this team an alpha but the surrounding cast is what make this team a great bet to go to a Final Four. They truly have everything you are looking for in a title contender and can play several styles.
2018 College Basketball Futures Betting Lines: Missouri +1600
The Tigers finished at the bottom of the SEC last season and this position is based primarily on Michael Porter Jr., a player who under other circumstances would have never found himself at Mizzou.
He could easily be the top frosh in the country and I kind of like that there is no confusion in terms of pecking order with this team, even though he is a first year player.
I could see him having a Carmelo like first season and cutting down the nets.
2018 College Basketball Futures Betting Lines: Wichita State +2000
I am calling this a sleeper pick. Not because we don’t all know and love Wichita State but because I think the Shockers are going to get off to a slow start.
Their top two players are currently hurt and I can seem them looking a little shaky in November. However, when healthy they will be a factor in their new home, the AAC, and are kind of like MSU lite in terms of checking all of the boxes.
Maybe wait and see if you can get an even better number.
2018 College Basketball Futures Betting Lines: USC +2500
There is a little bit of law stuff hanging over the program but it is hard to dampen the outlook of the Trojans.
They have made the last two tournaments and return all of their top players from a year ago when they advanced to the second round. It is not quite Dunk City but this group is quietly one of the most talented and they are not relying on newcomers in a significant way.
Even the one that will likey get the most run is a redshirt sophomore Derryck Thornton who started his career running the point at Duke. They are fun to watch too.
2018 College Basketball Futures Betting Lines: Purdue +6600
You can make an easy joke that Purdue suffered the biggest loss after last season with Caleb Swanigan leaving for the NBA.
Still around are 4 starters and the chance to build an offense and defense around an even bigger player in monster Isaac Haas. Haas is not as skilled but he makes sure that the Boilermakers are not going to get pushed around.
In fact they should be pushing Michigan State for Big Ten supremacy. This is a very experienced group that is on an upward trajectory.
Some CBB Betting Lines & Expert Handicappers Picks other of Note:
2018 College Basketball Futures Betting Lines: St. Marys +6600
All America center Jock Landale is a very nice piece and they have others around him.
2018 College Basketball Futures Betting Lines: Cincinnati +8000
The Bearcats can now score enough to balance their strong defensive mindset.
2018 College Basketball Futures Betting Lines: Texas A&M +10000
A frontcourt featuring two future pros should give the Aggies a chance against most teams.
ODDS TO WIN 2018 College Basketball Tournament: Futures Odds
- Duke 5/1
- Michigan State 13/2
- Arizona 8/1
- Kentucky 10/1
- North Carolina 12/1
- Kansas 14/1
- Missouri 16/1
- Wichita State 16/1
- Louisville 20/1
- Villanova 20/1
- Florida 25/1
- Gonzaga 25/1
- West Virginia 25/1
- USC 28/1
- Oregon 33/1
- Alabama 40/1
- Michigan 40/1
- UCLA 40/1
- Indiana 50/1
- Miami,Florida 50/1
- Purdue 50/1
- Saint Mary’s, CA 50/1
- Virginia 50/1
- Arkansas 66/1
- Baylor 66/1
- Butler 66/1
- Notre Dame 66/1
- Cincinnati 80/1
- Florida State 80/1
- Minnesota 80/1
- Oklahoma 80/1
- Seton Hall 80/1
- Xavier 80/1
- SMU 100/1
- South Carolina 100/1
- Auburn 125/1
- Memphis 500/1
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