2017 Elite 8 Round – NCAA Championship Futures
Looking for 2017 NCAA Basketball Futures Odds and some great betting lines to get down on? It’s the Elite 8 in the 2017 March Madness tourney, and we’ve got your back. The Elite 8 kicks off on Saturday and every team that has advanced this far feels like they have a chance to be cutting down the nets in April. But some teams have a much harder road to make that dream a reality than the others.
Handicapping 2017 NCAA Basketball Futures Odds
Here are the CBB futures from our last post on this subject. (Sweet 16) I can’t go through all the remaining teams, but lets take a look some of the teams that Vegas says has the best odds, and some of the most intriguing teams to bet on.
NCAA Basketball Futures Odds: Kansas Jayhawks +300
Just like in the Sweet 16 futures the Kansas Jayhawks are the favorites to win the NCAA Tournament, and it should really come as no surprise.
The Jayhawks led by Frank Mason, De’vonte Graham, and Josh Jackson have destroyed their competition so far this tournament. In the first three games they won each game by 20 points, and scored over 90 points.
Their Elite 8 match up is against the Oregon Ducks. If they were to win that game they would play the winner between UNC/Kentucky.
NCAA Basketball Futures Odds: Gonzaga Bulldogs+350
The Gonzaga Bulldogs have jumped the North Carolina Tar Heels for the second best odds to be cutting down the nets in April. It really isn’t a surpise that they have those odds because their side of the bracket is so wide open.
They have the easiest route to get to the National Championship game by far.
They play the suddenly surging Xavier Musketeers in the Elite 8. If they were to win that game they would play the winner of Florida/South Carolina.
For Gonzaga to win they need Przemek Karnowski to continue to play well. He is a force inside and will be the x-factor for the Bulldogs.
NCAA Basketball Futures Odds: North Carolina Tar Heels +375
The North Carolina Tar Heels might arguably have the best team as in individuals players but they also have the hardest road to make the NCAA Finals.
If they beat the Kentucky Wildcats which is going to be a very tough game to say the least, they will move on to play the winner between the Kansas/Oregon game.
Even though the Tar Heels have a great team, the value isn’t there I don’t think. I would stay away from them at these odds.
NCAA Basketball Futures Odds: Kentucky Wildcats +650
Even though the Wildcats are underdogs against the North Carolina Tar Heels, there is a lot more value in this pick.
They are +275 more then the Tar Heels, and they looked really good against the UCLA Bruins. They look like a team that is really playing their best basketball at the right time.
NCAA Basketball Futures Odds: Florida Gators +700
The Florida Gators needed a buzzer beater to even make it to this point, and a berth in the Elite 8 but now that they are there they have a lot of value.
They play the South Carolina Gamecocks who they split the season series with, but if they win that game they would face off against the Xavier/Gonzaga winner.
They actually match up well with Gonzaga and would have a decent chance to pull that upset.
NCAA Basketball Futures Odds: Oregon Ducks +1600
I am surprised to see the Oregon Ducks not having the worst odds to win the NCAA Tournament. They have by far the toughest path to get to the NCAA Finals.
If they were to beat the Kansas Jayhawks in the Elite 8, they would face off against the Kentucky/ North Carolina winner.
NCAA Basketball Futures Odds: Rest of the teams:
- Xavier Musketeers +2000
- South Carolina Gamecocks +2000
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