Vegas oddsmakers are busy releasing their official national title odds for the 2019-20 college basketball season, and the Kentucky Wildcats sit right near the top in just about all of them.
BetOnline recently published their latest title favorites, with Kentucky coming in at No. 2 in the nation behind only Michigan State.
The Wildcats checked in with 8/1 odds, just a touch behind 2019 Big Ten Player of the Year Cassius Winston and the Spartans at 7/1 overall.
Behind the top two programs? Three of Kentucky’s biggest rivals and recent foes: Duke at 9/1, along with Kansas and Memphis at 10/1.
Outside the top five, the defending champion Virginia Cavaliers come in at 11/1, North Carolina comes in at 14/1, Louisville and Maryland both come in at 16/1, and Florida comes in at 18/1
Here is a look at the entire list:
- Michigan State +700
- Kentucky +800
- Duke +900
- Kansas +1000
- Memphis +1000
- Virginia +1100
- North Carolina +1400
- Louisville +1600
- Maryland +1600
- Florida +1800
- Gonzaga +2000
- Villanova +2000
- Michigan +2500
Caesars Palace also released their latest odds this afternoon, with the top two teams being the same. Only this time, Michigan State is a stronger favorite at 5/1 odds, and Kentucky also has slightly better odds with 7/1 overall.
Behind them? Kansas at 9/1 odds, Duke at 11/1, Memphis at 12/1, and North Carolina at 14/1.
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