March is just about here, which means we should have already turned our attention to NCAA Men’s College Basketball Championship futures. The Duke Blue Devils, led by likely player of the year Zion Williamson, has separated from the pack. But, are the Blue Devils worth backing at the low odds?
Check out current 2019 college basketball championship odds along with thoughts that should help us make sense of the madness that is March!
How to Bet the 2019 March Madness Tournament
🚨 New AP Poll 🚨1. Tennessee 2. Duke 3. Gonzaga 4. Virginia 5. Kentucky 6. Michigan 7. Nevada 8. North Carolina 9. Houston 10. Marquette — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) 11 de febrero de 2019
Odds to Win the 2019 March Madness Tournament
- Duke Blue Devils +170
- Michigan Wolverines +750
- Tennessee Volunteers +750
- Virginia Cavaliers +800
- Kentucky Wildcats +900
- Gonzaga Bulldogs +1000
- Michigan State Spartans +1000
- Kansas Jayhawks +1600
- Nevada Wolf Pack +2000
- North Carolina Tar Heels +2400
- Villanova Wildcats +4000
Are the Duke Blue Devils worth backing at less than +200 odds?
Once odds adjust this week, the Blue Devils might be closer to +100, or even offer Golden State Warriors’ NBA odds than the their current +170. No team in college basketball has been as impressive as Duke because the Blue Devils have improved from game to game.
Sure, Syracuse upset them in mid-January and they lost by 2 to Gonzaga in November, but since the Orange loss, they’ve beaten every team they’ve faced, including taking down Virginia twice. Are they the team to beat, yes? They also offer fair odds, but like every team on this list, they’re only an injury away from the season going up in flames.
What under double-digit odds team has the best shot of upsetting Duke?
Duke romped all over the Kentucky Wildcats in the first game of the season. The Blue Devils dominated. But, Kentucky’s been about as good as any team in college basketball since around mid-January. The Wildcats are on a 8-0 game SU and ATS streak heading into their Tuesday night matchup with the LSU Tigers.
UK could be end up winning the SEC over Tennessee. They’ve gotten that good while we all know how Coach Cal can get his squads ready in time for March Madness.
Which team offering double-digit odds can take the title?
Gonzaga might offer less than double-digit odds once they adjust, but right now, they qualify at +1000. The Zags are storming through the West Coast Conference, dominating every overmatched squad they meet.
Mark Few’s team also had a tough early season schedule, which should set them up for the tournament. The real reason to like the Zags? They’ll get the 1-seed in the West and shouldn’t have had to work hard to do it. They should be the freshest 1-seed in the tourney.
Is there a massive odds team to keep an eye on?
LSU’s offering +9000 to +10000 odds to win the NCAA Tournament. The Tigers only have 4 losses on the season. They also might have the top point-guard in college basketball on their team in Tremont Waters. Guard play can take you awfully far in the NCAA Tournament. So, keep an eye on LSU heading into late February.