NCAA Title Odds (04/08/15)

By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
Odds for the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.



It is way too early but our friends at Bovada.lv have released the odds to win the 2016 NCAA Championship. Duke won its fifth title this year but who will cut down the nets next season?

North Carolina is the 6/1 favorite to win the title. The Tar Heels would enjoy a sixth championship as it would give them one more than rival Duke.

Speaking of the defending champs, the Blue Devils opened at 16/1 to repeat. Duke is expected to lose Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow to the NBA. That is a significant talent drain, one exceeded by the exodus in Lexington.

Kentucky came up short on a perfect season and Coach John Calipari is anticipating his starting five to declare for the draft. But with yet another top recruiting class, the Wildcats have the second best odds (8/1) to win it all.

Look out for the ACC in 2016. In addition to UNC and Duke, four other teams from the conference have top twenty odds. Virginia, Louisville, NC State and Notre Dame are all 33/1 or better to win the championship.

Odds to win the 2016 NCAA Championship
(Note: Odds for other teams are available on Bovada.lv.)

Manager Odds
North Carolina 6/1
Kentucky 8/1
Maryland 12/1
Virginia 12/1
Duke 16/1
Kansas 16/1
Iowa State 18/1
Michigan State 20/1
Arizona 25/1
Gonzaga 25/1
Indiana 25/1
Oklahoma 25/1
Villanova 25/1
Arkansas 33/1
Louisville 33/1
NC State 33/1
Notre Dame 33/1
Wisconsin 33/1
Baylor 40/1
Butler 40/1
Miami FL 40/1
Dayton 50/1
Florida 50/1
Florida State 50/1
LSU 50/1
Michigan 50/1
Ohio State 50/1
SMU 50/1
Texas 50/1
Texas A&M 50/1
UCLA 50/1
Utah 50/1
Wichita State 50/1
Northern Iowa 66/1
Oregon 66/1
Purdue 66/1
Syracuse 66/1
VCU 66/1
West Virginia 66/1
Xavier 66/1
Cincinnati 75/1
Georgetown 75/1
Georgia 75/1
Uconn 75/1
California 100/1
Illinois 100/1
Iowa 100/1
Marquette 100/1
Missouri 100/1