Chalky choice Villanova ran roughshod thru the NCAA tournament and are the kings of college basketball for the second time in three years. Can the Wildcats repeat next season, or is somebody else lurking?
This is the way the world works today, one door closes and another opens. For college basketball bettors who like to like the futures market on the stock exchange, next season’s college basketball odds are out and you can wager on who next year’s champion will be. Here is the list with slightly different odds at a variety of sportsbooks.
ODDS TO WIN 2019 NCAA MEN’S TOURNAMENT
North Carolina 12/1
Michigan State 15/1
West Virginia 30/1
Duke will enter next season with the top recruiting class in the country. R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish are ranked first, second and third, respectively, in the 2018 class. If any of last season’s best class comes back for their sophomore season, that will only enhance the Blue Devils chance. One major negative, no senior leadership.