Early NCAAB Championship Betting Predictions

Early NCAAB Championship Betting Predictions – January 16th Edition

Written by on January 16, 2018

With the 2017-18 college basketball season starting to heat up in a big way right now as conference plays continues all over the country, now is a perfect time for some early NCAAB Championship predictions that could help you cash in on the value-packed college basketball future odds that are currently being offered in our online sportsbook. If you’re looking to find out which teams look like they’re offering some really good value as far as being legitimate championship contenders, let’s find out right now!

Early NCAAB Championship Betting Predictions

Michigan State

  • NCAAB Championship Odds: 9/2
The ninth-ranked Spartans (16-3) have lost two of three at the time of this writing, but this team has three likely NBA performers, a bunch of size and athleticism and a great head coach. I suspect Michigan State will start to look and play like a legitimate championship title contender before it’s all said and done!

Duke

  • NCAAB Championship Odds: 6/2
The fifth-ranked Blue Devils (16-2) may have the top pick in the next NBA Draft on their roster in the gifted Marvin Bagley III (22.0 ppg, 11.7 rpg) and they’re going to be a lot better later on than they are right now. Still, something about the mostly young Dookies bothers me and leads me to believe they’re not going to be a Final Four team once March Madness rolls around.

Villanova

  • NCAAB Championship Odds: 8/2
I love top-tanked Villanova’s (16-1) elite offense and the way the Wildcats share the wealth at the offensive end of the floor with a whopping five players averaging double figures in scoring and another player just off the mark at 9.9 points per game. More importantly, Villanova plays the game the right way and always makes the pass to the open guy!

Wichita State

  • NCAAB Championship Odds: 18/1
The Shockers have gone from a program that was once viewed with mostly curiosity to a perennial powerhouse and this year’s team looks quite formidable. Wichita State ranks a stellar 22nd in scoring (84.9 ppg) and solid 86th in points allowed (68.3 ppg) and they look like they’re going to be difficult to dispatch once March gets underway.

Kentucky

  • NCAAB Championship Odds: 18/1
Love him or loathe him, John Calipari has mastered the art of creating power, one-and-done based perennial powerhouses. Kentucky (14-3) is really young (again) and that could derail their championship hopes. However, this year’s team has the look and feel of a team similar to last season’s young squad that got better as the season progressed and was really good by the time the national championship tournament got underway.

West Virginia

  • NCAAB Championship Odds: 20/1
The Mountaineers (15-3) can score the ball as they rank 47th nationally (81.2 ppg) and they can defend as well as anyone as they limit the opposition to just 65.7 points per game (40th). They also have a great two-way star in Jevon Carter and a head coach that knows how to win games no matter how unlikable Bob Huggins may be. The Final Four looks like a very real possibility to me right now!

Virginia

  • NCAAB Championship Odds: 20/1
The Cavaliers (16-1) may need a little bit more offensive firepower (70.5 ppg, 276th), but they way they play defense (52.9 ppg, 1st) leads me to believe they could literally beat any team in the country! The NCAAB Championship Betting Odds are not very good for Virginia. I mean, just think about it, Virginia held high-scoring North Carolina to a mind-boggling 49 points in their Jan. 6 ACC matchup!

Texas A&M

  • NCAAB Championship Odds: 20/1
I have no idea why the Texas A&M (11-6) is a 20/1 pick to win anything, but the Aggies look pretty awful right now having lost five straight games while getting blown out by Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee.

Oklahoma

  • NCAAB Championship Odds: 25/1
Goodness gracious, you’ve got to love the value that the now sixth-ranked Sooners are offering as a 25/1 pick to win it all. The Sooners have the nation’s best player in point guard Trae Young who leads the nation in scoring and assists (30.1 ppg and 9.9 apg) and Oklahoma also leads the country in scoring. Make no mistake about it, this team is dangerous with a capital ‘D’.

Texas Tech

  • NCAAB Championship Odds: 66/1
When you play defense like the Red Raiders (15-2) do, you’re going to have a chance to beat any team in the country on any given day. Texas Tech holds the opposition to just 60.8 points per game () and they also have a star in Keenan Evans (17.5 ppg) and several other solid, if not, star-like, players.

Rest of the Field

  • Louisville: 50/1
  • Notre Dame: 50/1
  • Seton Hall: 50/1
  • USC: 50/1
  • Missouri: 50/1
  • Saint Mary’s (CA): 66/1
  • Minnesota: 66/1
  • Baylor: 66/1
  • Alabama: 66/1
  • Texas: 66/1
  • SMU: 80/1
  • Michigan: 80/1
  • Florida State: 80/1
  • TCU: 80/1
  • Creighton: 80/1
  • Oregon: 100/1
  • Arkansas: 100/1
  • Auburn: 100/1
  • Maryland: 100/1
  • UNLV: 100/1
  • Butler: 125/1
  • UCLA: 125/1
  • Indiana: 125/1
  • Virginia Tech: 125/1
  • Nevada: 125/1
  • Tennessee: 125/1
  • Texas Tech: 125/1
  • Syracuse: 125/1
  • Wisconsin: 200/1
  • Georgetown: 200/1
  • South Carolina: 250/1
  • Providence: 250/1
  • Northwestern: 250/1
  • Rhode Island: 250/1