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Updated College Basketball Championship Odds – December 20th

Written by on December 20, 2017

While the 2017-18 college basketball season is still in its first trimester, teams across the country are starting to reveal who they are with conference play quickly approaching for everyone. If you’re looking to maximize your chances of cashing in with a winning wager on the latest College Basketball Championship Odds, then consider your ticket punched. Thanks to the expert college hoops betting analysis that I’m about to drop, you’re going to have a great chance to maximize your chances of cashing in on the value-packed surrounding several of this season’s top title contenders.

Updated College Basketball Championship Odds – December 20th

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Top Contenders

No. 1 Villanova

  • Current Record: 11-0
  • College Basketball Championship Odds: 14/1
The nation’s No. 1 team looks even better than they did when they won it all two seasons ago. Jay Wright’s team has a steady floor general that can score the ball with ease in Jalen Brunson (18.5 ppg, 62.9% FG) a blossoming athletic small forward that is suddenly one of the best wing players in the nation in Mikal Bridges (17.1 ppg), another pair of sweet-shooters in Donte DiVincenzo and Phil Booth and a five-star high school All-American in Omari Spellman that is literally just scratching the surface of what he can do. The Wildcats are putting up a stellar 85.7 points per game (25th) while shutting down the opposition by limiting them to just 63.6 points per contest defensively (32nd).

No. 2 Michigan State

  • Current Record: 11-1
  • College Basketball Championship Odds: 5/1
The Spartans have a pair of sure-fire first-round NBA Draft picks in All-American Miles Bridges (16.7 ppg) and blossoming big man Jaren Jackson (10.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 3.2 bpg) not to mention a slew of long athletic players that just give their opponents fits when they’re on the defense. Michigan State is averaging 82.9 points per contest (46th) and limiting the opposition to just 62.3 points per game defensively (21st). Oh, did I forget to mention that have one of the best coaches in all of the college hoops in the venerable Tom Izzo?

No. 3 Arizona State

  • Current Record: 10-0
  • College Basketball Championship Odds: 33/1
Sure, the Sun Devils weren’t on many people’s preseason map of legitimate national title contenders, but they are sure are now and for good reason. Arizona State ranks a stupendous seventh in scoring (90.2 ppg) while limiting the opposition to a respectable 73.4 points per game defensively (208th). More importantly, the Sun Devils have plenty of offensive firepowers starting with their star backcourt of Tra Holder (21.9 ppg) and Shannon Evans II (18.6 ppg). Two more players average at least 13.4 points per game and at least eight players are averaging double digits in minutes played per game. Arizona State has won at Kansas and beat Xavier by 16 on a neutral court.

No. 4 Duke

  • Current Record: 11-1
  • College Basketball Championship Odds: 9/2
The Blue Devils are putting a whopping 93.3 points per game on the board to rank second nationally in scoring. Duke has arguably the top player in next year’s NBA Draft leading them this season in big man Marvin Bagley III (21.3 ppg, 11.2 rpg), one of the country’s best perimeter shooters in Grayson Allen (17.2 ppg), an elite point guard in Trevon Duval and two other players that average double digits in scoring in Gary Trent Jr. and Wendell Carter Jr. As usual, the College Basketball Championship Odds for Duke look good.

No. 5 North Carolina

  • Current Record: 10-1
  • College Basketball Championship Odds: 20/1
The Tar Heels are exceeding expectations because they have a sweet-shooting forward in Luke Maye (19.5 ppg, 10.3 rpg) and athletic high-flyer in Theo Pinson and one of the smartest point guards in the nation in Joel Berry II (16.5 ppg). Carolina is averaging a fantastic 87.2 points per game (19th) while limiting the opposition to 71.3 points per game defensively (169th).

No. 7 Kentucky

  • Current Record: 9-1
  • College Basketball Championship Odds: 12/1
The Wildcats are averaging 81.3 points per game (71st) while limiting the opposition to 69.2 points per contest defensively (118th). John Calipari has mastered the art of the one-and-done elite high school superstar and he’s got another group of talented McDonald’s high school All-Americans this year, most notably, forward Kevin Knox (15.8 ppg) and shooting guard Hamidou Diallo (15.2 ppg). Kentucky looks good right now, but they could be great by the time March Madness rolls around.

No. 17 Oklahoma

  • Current Record: 8-1
  • College Basketball Championship Odds: 33/1
Last but not least, I’m completely in love with Oklahoma and more importantly, stupendous point guard Trae Young (28.8 ppg, 8.9 apg, 2.1 spg). The Sooners are averaging a stellar 93.0 points per game to rank third nationally while allowing 80.4 points per contest defensively (320th). Young has been deadly efficient too by shooting 47.0 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 87.5 percent from the free throw line while scoring 28 points or more in seven straight games. Young is having a Steph Curry-like campaign so far for the Sooners and they could continue to surprise a lot of people if he continues his torrid pace.

The Rest of the Field

  • Virginia: 40/1
  • West Virginia: 50/1
  • Minnesota: 50/1
  • Alabama: 50/1
  • Texas: 50/1
  • Oregon: 66/1
  • Saint Mary’s (CA): 66/1
  • UCLA: 66/1
  • Baylor: 66/1
  • Indiana: 66/1
  • Arkansas: 66/1
  • Creighton: 66/1
  • Michigan:80/1
  • Seton Hall: 80/1
  • TCU: 80/1
  • Maryland: 80/1
  • UNLV: 80/1
  • Georgetown: 80/1
  • Wisconsin: 100/1
  • Nevada: 100/1
  • Syracuse: 100/1
  • Butler: 125/1
  • SMU: 125/1
  • Florida State: 125/1
  • Auburn: 125/1
  • Northwestern: 125/1
  • Virginia Tech: 125/1
  • Tennessee: 125/1
  • Texas Tech: 125/1
  • Providence: 200/1
  • Georgia: 200/1
  • South Carolina: 250/1
  • Memphis: 250/1
  • Rhode Island: 250/1
  • Dayton: 250/1
  • UCF: 250/1
  • Georgia Tech: 250/1
  • NC State: 250/1
  • Mississippi State: 250/1
  • Boise State: 250/1
  • Middle Tennessee: 500/1
  • Ball State: 500/1
  • Oakland: 500/1
  • Harvard: 500/1
  • Loyola-Chicago: 500/1
  • Houston: 500/1