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Kentucky a 5-1 favorite to win the National Championship

The 2011 Final Four in Houston

Before the season began, Kentucky was a 7-1 favorite to win the National Championship; a little over a month later, Kentucky’s odds have improved to 5-1 to win the title.

Here are the latest odds from Bovada:

  • Kentucky: 5-1
  • Michigan State: 9-1
  • Duke: 10-1
  • North Carolina: 10-1
  • Kansas: 12-1
  • Virginia: 12-1
  • Maryland: 14-1
  • Villanova: 14-1
  • Purdue: 18-1
  • Iowa State: 25-1
  • Miami (FL): 25-1
  • Oklahoma: 25-1
  • UConn: 25-1
  • Arizona: 33-1
  • Gonzaga: 33-1
  • Indiana: 33-1
  • LSU: 33-1
  • Louisville: 33-1
  • Vanderbilt: 33-1
  • California: 40-1
  • Cincinnati: 50-1
  • Syracuse: 50-1
  • Wichita State: 50-1
  • Baylor: 66-1
  • Michigan: 66-1
  • Xavier: 66-1

Thoughts? The fact that Louisville, Indiana, LSU, and Vanderbilt all have the same odds right now amuses me, almost as much as the fact that I’d put money on Vandy to make it the farthest of the four.

[Bovada]

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7 Comments for Kentucky a 5-1 favorite to win the National Championship



  1. ClutchCargo
    3:07 pm December 1, 2015 Permalink

    I think Vandy will go farther than those other 3, but no way would I ever bet my own money on Vandy to do do anything except flame out the first weekend.



  2. Rajonrondo9
    3:47 pm December 1, 2015 Permalink

    This year, the whole NCAA is down as a whole. Not really any dominant teams. Not even Kentucky.



  3. 54Meeks
    3:52 pm December 1, 2015 Permalink

    If Skal can eventually live up to the hype and we can consistently make open 3s then we’ll get #9.



  4. kjd
    4:03 pm December 1, 2015 Permalink

    I have not seen anything on the court that would make me say they’re a stronger favorite now. Yes, plenty of potential, but much work and improvements need to occur. I hope by the end of December I’m saying we’re a stronger favorite to win #9.
    Go Big Blue!



  5. maximsm
    6:13 pm December 1, 2015 Permalink

    what was so special about rich brooks



  6. brian5811
    6:14 pm December 1, 2015 Permalink

    Surprised Kansas is 12-1 I would have guessed no lower than 9-1.