NCAAB Futures and Season Props

Bet Typenational championship winner
GNZGGonzaga (1)0-0+600+750+700+700+700
MICHMichigan (4)0-0+1000+1100+900+1000+1200
UCLAUCLA0-0+1200+1200+1000+1000+1200
VILLVillanova (18)0-0+1200+1600+1200+1400+1200
PURPurdue (20)0-0+1600+1600+1400+1300+1400
DUKEDuke0-0+1400+1500+1500+1600+1600
UTTexas (9)0-0+1600+1800+1400+1400+1800
KANSKansas (12)0-0+1600+1800+1600+1600+1600
UKKentucky0-0+1600+2000+1800+1800+1400
MEMMemphis0-0+1500+1600+1800+1800+2000
ALAAlabama (5)0-0+1800+2000+1600+2000+2000
OSUOhio State (7)0-0+2000+2500+2100+2000+1800
BAYLBaylor (3)0-0+2000+2500+2000+2500+2000
FSUFlorida State (14)0-0+2000+2200+2000+2500+2500
ARKArkansas (10)0-0+3000+3000+2500+3000+3000
UNCNorth Carolina0-0+3000+3500+3000+3000+3000
UHHouston (6)0-0+3500+4000+2200+3000+3000
MSUMichigan State0-0+3000+4000+3000+3000+3000
WVUWest Virginia (13)0-0+3500+5000+3500+2500+4000
LOULouisville0-0+3500+4500+3500+3000+4000
VIRVirginia (15)0-0+3000+5000+3000+4000+4000
TTUTexas Tech (21)0-0+3500+3500+4000+3000+5000
MARYMaryland0-0+3500+4500+3000+4000+4000
OREGOregon0-0+3500+4500+3000+3000+5000
VTECVirginia Tech (25)0-0+3500+4500+3000+4000+4000
USCUSC (23)0-0+4000+5000+4000+4000+5000
WISCWisconsin0-0+5000+6000+3000+4000+5000
CREICreighton (19)0-0+5000+6500+4000+3500+6000
LSULSU0-0+5000+5000+5000+5000+5000
ARZArizona0-0+5000+5500+6000+4000+5000
OUOklahoma0-0+5000+6000+4000+5000+6000
AUBUAuburn0-0+5000+7000+5000+4000+6000
UCONConnecticut0-0+5000+6000+5000+5000+6000
SYRASyracuse0-0+5000+6000+4000+5000+7500
TENNTennessee0-0+6600+7000+5000+6000+6000
UFLFlorida0-0+6600+10000+5000+5000+6000
IUIndiana0-0+6600+8000+7000+6000+7500
STBOSt. Bonaventure0-0+5000+8000+7000+8000+8000
OKSTOklahoma State (11)0-0+8000+10000+6000+5000+7500
SDSUSan Diego State (16)0-0+8000+8000+6000+6000+10000
GTECGeorgia Tech0-0+8000+9000+7000+8000+10000
IOWAIowa (8)0-0+10000+9000+8000+5000+10000
CLEMClemson0-0+8000+10000+5000+5000+15000
MIZZMissouri0-0+8000+10000+8000+8000+10000
STJOSt. John's0-0+8000+7000+9000+8000+15000
GEORGeorgetown0-0+10000+10000+9000+10000+10000
SANCSanta Clara0-0+10000
WICHWichita State0-0+8000+13000+8000+8000+15000
XAVXavier0-0+10000+13000+10000+10000+10000
COLColorado (22)0-0+10000+13000+8000+12500+10000
NCSUNorth Carolina State0-0+8000+15000+12000+8000+15000
ORSTOregon State0-0+10000+13000+15000+10000
ASUArizona State0-0+15000+18000+8000+10000+10000
NDNotre Dame0-0+10000+10000+12000+10000+20000
STANStanford0-0+10000+13000+12000+12500+15000
LOYCLoyola Chicago (17)0-0+15000+13000+10000+15000+15000
SMUSMU0-0+10000+15000+10000+20000
MSSTMississippi State0-0+15000+20000+12000+10000+15000
SLUSaint Louis0-0+15000+25000+9000+10000+15000
BUTLButler0-0+15000+20000+13000+12500+15000
VCUVCU0-0+15000+20000+12000+12500+20000
MARQMarquette0-0+15000+15000+15000+15000+20000
RICHRichmond0-0+15000+20000+12000+15000+20000
BYUBYU (23)0-0+15000+25000+9000+20000+15000
PROVProvidence0-0+15000+15000+12000+12500+30000
CINCincinnati0-0+15000+20000+15000+10000+25000
COLSColorado State0-0+10000+18000+15000+25000
OLEMOle Miss0-0+25000+15000+15000+15000
MIAMiami (FL)0-0+15000+13000+20000+10000+30000
UTAHUtah0-0+15000+25000+10000+20000+25000
BELMBelmont0-0+20000+25000+10000+20000+20000
BOISBoise State0-0+15000+25000+12000+15000+30000
DAYTDayton0-0+10000+15000+12000+12500+50000
PSUPenn State0-0+20000+30000+15000+15000+20000
WBDMilwaukee0-0+20000
TXAMTexas A&M0-0+20000+20000+20000+20000+20000
PITTPittsburgh0-0+20000+20000+15000+15000+30000
ARMYArmy West Point0-0+20000
MINNMinnesota0-0+20000+30000+13000+20000+20000
DRAKDrake0-0+15000+20000+20000+30000
ILLIllinois (2)0-0+100000+1600+2200+2000+2000
NEVANevada0-0+20000+30000+15000+15000+30000
UGAGeorgia0-0+20000+20000+20000+20000+30000
IASTIowa State0-0+20000+30000+20000+20000+30000
PEPPPepperdine0-0+25000
UPENPenn0-0+30000+30000
UNLVUNLV0-0+20000+25000+15000+8000+100000
USUUtah State0-0+15000+25000+10000+20000+100000
NEBNebraska0-0+20000+30000+20000+12500+100000
SCSouth Carolina0-0+20000+25000+20000+20000+100000
DAVIDavidson0-0+15000+25000+15000+30000+100000
LIBELiberty0-0+15000+50000+50000
NWUNorthwestern0-0+15000+20000+20000+100000
KSUKansas State0-0+25000+30000+20000+20000+100000
TCUTCU0-0+25000+30000+20000+20000+100000
LATELouisiana Tech0-0+30000+50000
URIRhode Island0-0+25000+25000+20000+30000+100000
WASHWashington0-0+30000+30000+20000+30000+100000
UCFUCF0-0+10000+20000+100000
WSUWashington State0-0+10000+20000+100000
IONAIona0-0+25000+50000+20000+100000
STMRSaint Mary's0-0+20000+40000+20000+20000+150000
WKENWestern Kentucky0-0+20000+30000+100000
ECUEast Carolina0-0+50000
SDSan Diego0-0+50000
BELLBellarmine0-0+50000
LIPSLipscomb0-0+50000
EWUEastern Washington0-0+50000
MONTMontana0-0+50000
RICERice0-0+50000
VAMIVMI0-0+50000
FAUFlorida Atlantic0-0+50000
RADFRadford0-0+50000
GARDGardner-Webb0-0+50000
ARKSArkansas State0-0+50000
WAKEWake Forest0-0+15000+20000+20000+15000+200000
BUFBuffalo0-0+15000+100000
HARVHarvard0-0+100000+20000
VANDVanderbilt0-0+20000+30000+20000+30000+200000
NIOWUNI0-0+30000+25000+20000+30000+200000
UMASMassachusetts0-0+25000+60000+20000+150000
TEMPTemple0-0+20000+20000+20000+20000+250000
BCBoston College0-0+50000+50000+20000+30000+200000
DEPADePaul0-0+25000+30000+20000+30000+250000
TULSTulsa0-0+10000+13000+200000
USFSouth Florida0-0+10000+20000+200000
YALEYale0-0+20000+20000+200000
WYOMWyoming0-0+20000+25000+200000
USCBUC Santa Barbara0-0+50000+100000+100000
CALCalifornia0-0+35000+30000+200000
MARSMarshall0-0+30000+150000
UCDVUC Davis0-0+100000
SDAKSouth Dakota0-0+100000
TROYTroy0-0+100000
SFUSaint Francis U0-0+100000
VALPValparaiso0-0+100000
TOWSTowson0-0+100000
WAGWagner0-0+100000
UNCONorthern Colorado0-0+100000
UCSDCalifornia-San Diego0-0+100000
SILLSouthern Illinois0-0+100000
UMKCKansas City0-0+100000
SMHOSam Houston State0-0+100000
NEASNortheastern0-0+100000
OAKOakland0-0+100000
NTXNorth Texas0-0+50000+100000+150000
NDKSNorth Dakota State0-0+100000
TAMUTexas A&M-Corpus Christi0-0+100000
NIUNorthern Illinois0-0+100000
TXAUT Arlington0-0+100000
SELOSoutheastern Louisiana0-0+100000
TNTETennessee Tech0-0+100000
STBRStony Brook0-0+100000
UTEPUTEP0-0+100000
SJSUSan Jose State0-0+100000
WILLWestern Illinois0-0+100000
SIUESIUE0-0+100000
WCARWestern Carolina0-0+100000
QUINQuinnipiac0-0+100000
WEBSWeber State0-0+100000
NWSTNorthwestern State0-0+100000
WMICWestern Michigan0-0+100000
NFLNorth Florida0-0+100000
WMWilliam & Mary0-0+100000
NARZNorthern Arizona0-0+100000
YNGSYoungstown State0-0+100000
NKENNorthern Kentucky0-0+100000
TNSTTennessee State0-0+100000
SACRSacred Heart0-0+100000
TARLTarleton State0-0+100000
SOUTSouthern University0-0+100000
PORTPortland State0-0+100000
UTRGTexas-Rio Grande Valley0-0+100000
PORTPortland0-0+100000
SOUMSouthern Miss0-0+100000
UTAHUtah Valley0-0+100000
STETStetson0-0+100000
SALASouth Alabama0-0+100000
USCUUSC Upstate0-0+100000
TMRTUT Martin0-0+100000
SAMFSamford0-0+100000
UCRVUC Riverside0-0+100000
SEASeattle0-0+100000
RMURobert Morris0-0+100000
SCARSouth Carolina State0-0+100000
UTSAUTSA0-0+100000
NCWUNCW0-0+100000
SACSSacramento State0-0+100000
UMBCUMBC0-0+100000
PRESPresbyterian0-0+100000
NCASUNC Asheville0-0+100000
OMAHOmaha0-0+100000
PVAMPrairie View A&M0-0+100000
SEMSSoutheast Missouri State0-0+100000
BUBoston University0-0+100000
BROWBrown0-0+100000
ALCSAlcorn State0-0+100000
GASGeorgia Southern0-0+100000
EMICEastern Michigan0-0+100000
AMERAmerican University0-0+100000
GRMBGrambling State0-0+100000
CSUNCSUN0-0+100000
CSUFCal State Fullerton0-0+100000
IDAHIdaho0-0+100000
DXSTDixie State0-0+100000
ILLSIllinois State0-0+100000
GEOWGeorge Washington0-0+100000
DETDetroit0-0+100000
FORDFordham0-0+100000
DELSDelaware State0-0+100000
FLAMFlorida A&M0-0+100000
IPFWPurdue Fort Wayne0-0+100000
FLGCFGCU0-0+100000
IDSTIdaho State0-0+100000
FIUFIU0-0+100000
DELDelaware0-0+100000
GBGreen Bay0-0+100000
DENDenver0-0+100000
HAMPHampton0-0+100000
INCAIncarnate Word0-0+100000
DARTDartmouth0-0+100000
LBSTLong Beach State0-0+100000
HOUBHouston Baptist0-0+100000
FAIRFairfield0-0+100000
HAWAHawaii0-0+100000
NCCNorth Carolina Central0-0+100000
HIGHHigh Point0-0+100000
EVANEvansville0-0+100000
MONSMontana State0-0+100000
UNDNorth Dakota0-0+100000
ARPBUAPB0-0+100000
HOLYHoly Cross0-0+100000
MDESMaryland Eastern Shore0-0+100000
MORGMorgan State0-0+100000
ELONElon0-0+100000
NALNorth Alabama0-0+100000
MSVSMississippi Valley State0-0+100000
MIAOMiami (OH)0-0+100000
COLColumbia0-0+100000
HOWAHoward0-0+100000+100000
COPPCoppin State0-0+100000
CHATChattanooga0-0+100000
MTNSMiddle Tennessee0-0+100000
NORFNorfolk State0-0+100000+100000
AIRAir Force0-0+100000
MERCMercer0-0+100000
ALAAAlabama A&M0-0+100000
CHARCharlotte0-0+100000
ALBAAlbany0-0+100000
CORNCornell0-0+100000
ALASAlabama State0-0+100000
TXSTexas Southern0-0+100000+100000
CITACitadel0-0+100000
HARTHartford0-0+100000+100000
CHISChicago St.0-0+100000
EILLEastern Illinois0-0+100000
CHSOCharleston Southern0-0+100000
MERRMerrimack College0-0+100000
BINGBinghamton0-0+100000
CALPCal Poly0-0+100000
CANSCanisius0-0+100000
CABACalifornia Baptist0-0+100000
CARKCentral Arkansas0-0+100000
CAMPCampbell0-0+100000
CSUBakersfield0-0+100000
LOYMLoyola Maryland0-0+100000
CENCCentral Connecticut State0-0+100000
BALLBall State0-0+100000
LIUBLIU0-0+100000
AUSPAustin Peay0-0+100000
LAMOLouisiana-Monroe0-0+100000
MSMUMount St. Mary's0-0+100000
BRYABryant0-0+100000
MURSMurray State0-0+100000
CMICCentral Michigan0-0+100000
BUCKBucknell0-0+100000
LONGLongwood0-0+100000
LEHILehigh0-0+100000
MANHManhattan0-0+100000
MAINMaine0-0+100000
MARIMarist0-0+100000
KENEKennesaw State0-0+100000
JXSTJackson State0-0+100000
LAMALamar0-0+100000
JSUJacksonville State0-0+100000
JAXJacksonville0-0+100000
IUPUIUPUI0-0+100000
LASALa Salle0-0+100000
LAFALafayette0-0+100000
NONew Orleans0-0+100000
MCNSMcNeese State0-0+100000
MASLMassachusetts-Lowell0-0+100000
UNHNew Hampshire0-0+100000
NAVYNavy0-0+100000
NIAGNiagara0-0+100000
NICHNicholls0-0+100000
NCATNorth Carolina A&T0-0+100000
ETNSEast Tennessee State0-0+30000+30000+250000
NMXSNew Mexico State0-0+30000+30000+250000
COLGColgate0-0+10000+100000+200000
UNMNew Mexico0-0+100000+20000+200000
FURMFurman0-0+15000+200000
SFSan Francisco0-0+20000+200000
UABUAB0-0+20000+200000
ORALOral Roberts0-0+100000+100000+150000
ABCHAbilene Christian0-0+50000+100000+200000
TXSTTexas State0-0+50000+200000
DUQDuquesne0-0+50000+200000
WRIGWright State0-0+50000+200000
UVMVermont0-0+50000+200000
SDKSSouth Dakota State0-0+50000+200000
GMSNGeorge Mason0-0+50000+200000
MSRSMissouri State0-0+10000+250000
UCIUC Irvine0-0+15000+250000
LOYMLoyola Marymount0-0+50000+100000+250000
OHIOOhio0-0+100000+100000+200000
GCANGrand Canyon0-0+50000+100000+250000
NCGUNCG0-0+50000+100000+250000
WOFFWofford0-0+20000+250000
SUTASouthern Utah0-0+20000+250000
SFAUStephen F. Austin0-0+30000+250000
HOFSHofstra0-0+30000+250000
TOLEToledo0-0+30000+250000
TULATulane0-0+50000+250000
GASTGeorgia State0-0+50000+250000
PACFPacific0-0+50000+250000
WINTWinthrop0-0+100000+100000+250000
APPLAppalachian State0-0+100000+100000+250000
MHSTMorehead State0-0+100000+100000+250000
JMADJames Madison0-0+50000+250000
OLDOld Dominion0-0+100000+200000
CLVSCleveland State0-0+100000+100000+250000
AKROAkron0-0+50000+250000
DREXDrexel0-0+100000+100000+250000
BRADBradley0-0+50000+250000
KENTKent State0-0+100000+200000
FRESFresno State0-0+100000+250000
EKENEastern Kentucky0-0+100000+250000
STJOSaint Joseph's0-0+100000+250000
LOULLouisiana-Lafayette0-0+100000+250000
COASCoastal Carolina0-0+100000+250000
ARLRLittle Rock0-0+100000+250000
INDSIndiana State0-0+100000+250000
BOWLBowling Green0-0+100000+250000
CHARCharleston0-0+100000+250000
SIENSiena0-0+100000+250000
No -600
GNZGGonzaga (1)0-0+180
MICHMichigan (4)0-0+250
UCLAUCLA0-0+300
PURPurdue (20)0-0+400
VILLVillanova (18)0-0+400
DUKEDuke0-0+400
Yes +400
ILLIllinois (2)0-0+400
UTTexas (9)0-0+400
KANSKansas (12)0-0+450
ALAAlabama (5)0-0+450
MEMMemphis0-0+500
FSUFlorida State (14)0-0+500
OSUOhio State (7)0-0+500
UKKentucky0-0+500
BAYLBaylor (3)0-0+600
MSUMichigan State0-0+700
UNCNorth Carolina0-0+700
ARKArkansas (10)0-0+700
TTUTexas Tech (21)0-0+750
MARYMaryland0-0+800
OREGOregon0-0+800
UHHouston (6)0-0+825
LOULouisville0-0+850
VTECVirginia Tech (25)0-0+875
USCUSC (23)0-0+900
VIRVirginia (15)0-0+900
LSULSU0-0+1000
WVUWest Virginia (13)0-0+1000
UCONConnecticut0-0+1000
CREICreighton (19)0-0+1000
SYRASyracuse0-0+1000
WISCWisconsin0-0+1100
OUOklahoma0-0+1200
ARZArizona0-0+1300
GTECGeorgia Tech0-0+1500
IUIndiana0-0+1500
AUBUAuburn0-0+1500
TENNTennessee0-0+1500
STBOSt. Bonaventure0-0+1600
OKSTOklahoma State (11)0-0+1600
SDSUSan Diego State (16)0-0+1600
IOWAIowa (8)0-0+1600
MIZZMissouri0-0+1800
STJOSt. John's0-0+1800
NDNotre Dame0-0+2000
UFLFlorida0-0+2000
GEORGeorgetown0-0+2200
WICHWichita State0-0+2200
XAVXavier0-0+2200
DAYTDayton0-0+2500
ORSTOregon State0-0+2500
CLEMClemson0-0+2500
STANStanford0-0+3000
SMUSMU0-0+3500
NCSUNorth Carolina State0-0+3500
PROVProvidence0-0+4000
COLColorado (22)0-0+4000
DRAKDrake0-0+4000
COLSColorado State0-0+4000
ASUArizona State0-0+4000
MARQMarquette0-0+4500
VCUVCU0-0+4500
RICHRichmond0-0+5000
LOYCLoyola Chicago (17)0-0+5000
BUTLButler0-0+5000
WAKEWake Forest0-0+6000
MIAMiami (FL)0-0+6000
CINCincinnati0-0+6600
UGAGeorgia0-0+7000
UCFUCF0-0+7000
PITTPittsburgh0-0+7500
TXAMTexas A&M0-0+7500
SLUSaint Louis0-0+7500
MSSTMississippi State0-0+8000
USUUtah State0-0+8000
MINNMinnesota0-0+8000
OLEMOle Miss0-0+8000
UNLVUNLV0-0+8000
NEBNebraska0-0+8000
PSUPenn State0-0+8000
NEVANevada0-0+10000
WSUWashington State0-0+10000
BYUBYU (23)0-0+10000
TCUTCU0-0+10000
CALCalifornia0-0+10000
IASTIowa State0-0+10000
BCBoston College0-0+10000
DAVIDavidson0-0+10000
TEMPTemple0-0+10000
KSUKansas State0-0+10000
BELMBelmont0-0+10000
SCSouth Carolina0-0+10000
UTAHUtah0-0+10000
VANDVanderbilt0-0+10000
URIRhode Island0-0+10000
UMASMassachusetts0-0+10000
STMRSaint Mary's0-0+10000
DEPADePaul0-0+10000
WASHWashington0-0+10000
BOISBoise State0-0+10000

NCAA Basketball Odds To Win Championship

It’s been nearly two years since college basketball fans last bet on an NCAA Basketball Tournament game. With the March Madness hiatus in 2020, the Virginia Cavaliers remain our defending national champions, but a quick glimpse at NCAA Basketball Odds to Win the National Championship at online sportsbooks show it’s an uphill battle for Virginia sports bettors to cash UVA futures tickets in 2021. To no one’s surprise, Gonzaga (+300) sits atop NCAA Tournament futures odds, followed closely by the Baylor Bears (+450). From there, it’s a major drop-off to teams like the Michigan Wolverines (+600) and the Fighting Illini (+1000). We’ll touch on more college basketball teams and their current futures outlook ahead of the NCAA Tournament, but first here’s how to bet on NCAA Basketball Odds to Win the National Championship.

How to Bet on NCAA Basketball Odds to Win National Championship

Next to the Super Bowl, there’s no event more popular in sports betting than the NCAA Tournament. College Basketball Odds to win the National Championship are posted year-round, so if you have a hunch that a Cinderalla team can make it to the big dance, then you might find +EV (positive expected value) opportunities by betting on National Championship futures odds before the season tips off.

Of course, to partake in the madness you need to sign up at online sportsbooks like BetMGM, PointsBet, FanDuel, DraftKings, and FOX Bet as well as find out the sports betting logistics in your state. Laws and regulations vary across jurisdictions, some forbidding betting on in-state colleges — lame, we know. You can find out all of those details with our state pages for sports betting in Michigan, Colorado, Tennessee, New Jersey, New York, Indiana,West Virginia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and more!

Now that you know where and how to bet on NCAA Basketball Odds to Win National Championship, let’s take a closer look at what it means to bet on college basketball futures and how to read odds.

What Are College Basketball Futures

In gambling parlance, a futures bet is any wager on an event that will be determined in the future. College basketball futures bets include NCAA basketball odds to win National Championship, conference championships, and individual player accolades like the John R. Wooden Award.

NCAA Basketball Futures Odds Explained

Often, futures odds are listed with a plus sign (+) in front of a three to five digit number. Here are a few examples, using current odds to win the NCAA Tournament.

Gonzaga +300
Iowa State +25000

The odds above are simply shorthand for “Gonzaga is 3-to-1 and Iowa State is 250-to-1 to win the NCAA basketball national championship.”

On these bets, a $10 on Gonzaga will win bettors $30 in profit, while a $10 on Iowa State will win $2500. Simple enough.

In some cases, when a team is especially dominant or later in the NCAA Tournament when there are fewer teams remaining, the favorite will be listed with a minus-sign (-) in front. This makes them what sports bettors call the “odds-on favorite.” By wagering on the odds-on favorite, bettors will have to risk more money than they will win. Like the previous examples, these too payout like moneylines. So, if a team has -120 odds to win the national championship, bettors must risk $12 to win $10.

You can also use our Odds Calculator to see the payout of a futures bet before placing it.

2021 NCAA Basketball Odds To Win National Championship History

There has yet to be a major shakeup at the top of the NCAA basketball odds to win the national championship. When the futures market first opened for the 2020-21 college basketball season, Gonzaga and Baylor were the top two favorites, which is where both teams remain after clinching the top two overall seeds in Indianapolis. Though no teams have managed to jump ahead of them in the betting market, both teams’ odds have shortened significantly.

Duke & Kentucky Missing From The Madness

It’s the first time since 1995 that the Duke Blue Devils and head coach Mike Krzyzewski won’t be participating in college basketball’s main event. The Kentucky Wildcats and John Calipari also end an eight-year tournament streak after finishing the regular season a dismal 9-16.

Hall-of-Famer Tom Izzo also almost missed out, but Sparty ultimately received an invitation to play in one of four play-in games Thursday evening. Separated by merely a one-point spread, both teams will their work cut out for them if they want to play in the first round of 64. It’s worth noting that Michigan State has a resume of top-tier wins, including victories against Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio State. On the other hand, the Bruins barely sneaked into the Big Dance after ending the season with four consecutive losses. However, UCLA does have a dangerously efficient offense (no. 24). If they hit their stride, they could be a dangerous team to face beyond the play-in game.

As for the Kansas Jayhawks (20-8), Bill Self’s squad stretched from +1600 to +5000 at BetMGM earlier this season — as we mentioned at the time, it was a good opportunity to buy low on Bill Self’s squad. Despite their sub-par start (at least by the standards set at Allen Field House), Kansas bounced back by winning eight of their final 10 games. The Jayhawks’ odds to win the national championship have since shortened to roughly +3000.

Kansas has top-25 wins against Creighton, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State. It’s also worth mentioning that their 102-90 loss to Gonzaga in the season opener doesn’t look as bad in retrospect.

Stock Risers: Alabama, Iowa, Houston, and Texas

Opening as roughly +9000 longshots, the Alabama Crimson Tide have used the three-ball to become household names this college basketball season en route to an SEC Championship. Just as they’ve gained the respect of their peers and fans alike, bettors and oddsmakers have also given them nods of approval, and now Alabama is as short as +2000 to win the national championship at Betmgm. Their best price can be found at FanDeul sportsbook, where they carry a +2300 tag. Alabama’s aggressive, high-variance offensive style makes them legit candidates to make a run to the Final Four.

Meanwhile, the Iowa Hawkeyes (Open +4000, Current +1800) clawed their way to the top of betting menus behind the stellar play of their forward, Luka Garza. Last year, the big man fell short of winning the John R. Wood Award, the award given to the best college basketball player in the nation, as voters gave the honor to Dayton’s Obi Toppin. With Toppin playing in Madison Square Garden, Garza is considered a lock to win the award this time around. It’s safe to say online sportsbooks in Iowa took their fair share of Iowa and Garza-related bets.

Down in the Lone Star State, it’s not just Baylor and Texas Tech (+2500) making noise. The Houston Cougars (+2000) and Texas Longhorns (+2800) have both come on strong as Final Four contenders, too. Both teams travel to Indiana after winning their conference tourneys, so they’re playing some of their best basketball of the year. The success in Austin couldn’t have come at a better time for head coach Shaka Smart. Smart entered the season on the hot seat, and the 2020 tournament cancellation might have actually saved him his job. Donors undoubtedly want to see the Longhorns advance beyond the first two rounds of the tournament, but Smart has job security going forward which should aid him on the recruiting trail as he continues to bring in blue-chip recruits and NBA prospects like freshman Greg Brown.