Updated 2019-20 NCAA Basketball Championship Odds

Date | AuthorAllen Moody

Last Updated: 2019-08-26

There wasn’t a whole lot of movement in the NCAA Basketball championship odds, since we first looked at them back in June, but with the start of the NCAA football season upon us, that also means that college basketball isn’t too terribly far behind, so it’s time to start devoting a little more attention to the hardwood.

Only a couple of teams saw decent movement in the last two months, with the Memphis Tigers moving from +1500 to +1250, while the Florida Gators had the biggest move of the contenders, as UF went from +3500 to +2000 and into a tie for the No. 11 position with the Louisville Cardinals. The Baylor Bears made a decent jump, as the Bears saw their odds move from +6600 to +4000, which still leaves them as a bit of a long shot.

We’ve listed the odds on all the teams who are below 300-to-1 to win the championship and there are plenty of teams who aren’t even listed, such as my Eastern Washington Eagles. But other than being able to tell friends I stand to win $250,000 if the Eagles win the title, there’s no reason for me to plop $50 down on EWU, as they have no chance.

It goes without saying that you’re much better off sticking to one of the top teams from the better conferences. Teams may make the ‘Cinderella Run’ in the NCAA Tournament, but the clock usually strikes midnight in the Sweet 16. Even Wichita State’s memorable run in the 2012-13 tournament still saw Louisville, the second betting choice before the season began, wind up winning the title.

The following season saw UConn win the title and the Huskies were No. 14 in the odds at the start of the year, while Duke was No. 4 at the start of the year in the 2014-15 season. Villanova was tied for No. 10 in 2015-16, North Carolina was No. 8 in 2016-17 and Villanova was tied for No. 7 when the ‘Cats won the title in 2017-18. So while a nice long shot might sound enticing, history says to stick with the usual teams.

2019-20 NCAA Basketball Championship Odds

Michigan State +600
Kentucky, Virginia +750
Duke +775
North Carolina +1200
Memphis +1250
Gonzaga +1600
Kansas +1650
Villanova +1700
Michigan +1800
Louisville, Florida +2000
Oregon +2500
Auburn +2850
Arizona, Tennessee, Texas Tech +3300
Maryland +3500
Florida State, Mississippi State, Texas, Baylor +4000
Marquette +5000
Ohio State +5500
Purdue, Cincinnati +6000
Seton Hall +6500
Houston, Iowa +6600
Xavier +7000
Washington, Wisconsin, LSU, Iowa State, Creighton +8000
Harvard, Illinois, Indiana, Arizona State, Alabama, Alabama A&M, Colorado, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-CC, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, UCLA, USC +10000
VCU +12000
Georgia +12500
NC State +17500
Minnesota, St. John’s, Oklahoma, Penn State, Utah State, Wichita State, Missouri +20000
Saint Mary’s, Kansas State +25000

MyBookie Sign-Up Bonus

  • 100% Deposit Bonus up to $1000
  • $20 Risk Free First Bet

Leave a Reply