2018 NCAA Championship Odds
The NCAA Tournament for 2017 concluded last night, so now it’s time to take a closer look at what the 2018 Tournament may produce.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, there are three teams all favored with 10/1 odds to win next season. Duke, Louisville and Kentucky all come in with 10/1 odds to open for next year’s tournament. Gonzaga, Kansas, North Carolina and Villanova are all opening with 12/1 odds.
Duke was surprisingly outed quickly in this year’s tournament, losing in the second round to South Carolina. The Blue Devils had just two seniors, but will lose some key players to the NBA Draft. Grayson Allen and Luke Kennard could be back to lead next year’s squad.
Louisville reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament as well before losing to Michigan. The Cardinals had three seniors on their roster this but both Donovan Mitchell and Deng Adel are testing the NBA waters for now and could be gone as well.
Kentucky reached the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament before falling to eventual champion, UNC, in a buzzer-beater. As usual, the Wildcats were dealing with a lot of freshmen last season and likely will next season too. De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk have already declared for the NBA, but the Cats could have some impressive returning players as well.
Gonzaga and North Carolina are coming off a great NCAA Tournament final on Monday night. Gonzaga was playing for its first championship and came up just short while UNC picked up its sixth NCAA Tournament title.