2015-16 College Basketball National Championship Odds

Shortly after Duke beat Wisconsin to win last year’s NCAA title, a number of Las Vegas sportsbooks including the LV Superbook and William Hill posted way-too-early futures for the 2015-16 season. This was particularly intriguing since it was still unknown which players will be declaring early for the NBA Draft and which will be returning to school next season.

The table below displays the opening 2015-16 College Basketball title odds at Bovada as well as updated odds from 5Dimes.

Team Jan 8, 2016 (5Dimes) Nov 6 (5Dimes) April 6, 2015 (Bovada)
Kansas +700 +1400 +1600
North Carolina +700 +900 +600
Michigan State +900 +2000 +2000
Kentucky +1000 +900 +800
Oklahoma +1000 +3750 +2500
Duke +1200 +1100 +1600
Virginia +1400 +1800 +1200
Maryland +1500 +1200 +1200
Purdue +1500 +7500 +6600
Villanova +1600 +2500 +2500
Xavier +1600 +25000 +6600
Louisville +2000 +5000 +3300
Iowa State +2800 +2800 +1800
California +3000 +2700 +10000
Arizona +3300 +2500 +2500
Miami FL +4000 +11000 +4000
LSU +5000 +7500 +5000
UConn +5000 +4500 +7500
Gonzaga +5000 +2800 +2500
Indiana +6600 +3250 +2500
Providence +6600 +15000 +10000
SMU +6600 +8500 +5000
Butler +8000 +7500 +4000
Wichita State +8000 +3300 +5000
Iowa +10000 +17500 +10000
Texas +10000 +5500 +5000
Vanderbilt +10000 +15000 +10000
Texas A&M +10000 +11000 +5000
Michigan +10000 +4500 +5000
West Virginia +11000 +12500 +6600
Cincinnati +11000 +11500 +7500
Utah +12000 +9000 +5000
Baylor +12000 +9500 +4000
South Carolina +12000 +30000 +30000
Oregon +12500 +12500 +6600
UCLA +12500 +12500 +5000
Florida +13000 +11000 +5000
Pittsburgh +13000 +27500 +10000
Dayton +17500 +12500 +5000
Florida State +20000 +10000 +5000
Notre Dame +20000 +8500 +3300
Ohio State +20000 +11000 +5000
Georgetown +20000 +8500 +7500
Syracuse +25000 +8500 +6600
Valparaiso +25000 N/A N/A
UNLV +30000 +25000 +20000
St. Mary's +30000 +100000 N/A
Saint Louis +35000 +35000 +20000
Boston College +35000 +35000 +30000
St. Joseph's +40000 +40000 +30000
Marquette +40000 +35000 +10000
George Washington +50000 +55000 +20000
Arizona State +50000 +30000 +20000
Wisconsin +50000 +7500 +3300
Ole Miss +50000 +30000 +10000
Boise +50000 N/A N/A
Tulsa +50000 +25000 N/A
Georgia Tech +50000 +25000 +20000
Illinois +50000 +22500 +10000
San Diego State +50000 +15000 +10000
BYU +50000 +35000 +20000
Georgia +50000 +15000 +7500
NC State +50000 +9000 +3300
New Mexico +50000 +50000 +20000
Northern Iowa +50000 +50000 +6600
Harvard +50000 +50000 +20000
Virginia Tech +50000 +50000 +30000
UMass +50000 +80000 +30000
Washington +50000 +60000 +20000
Tennessee +50000 +50000 +15000
Seton Hall +50000 +50000 +20000
VCU +50000 +30000 +6600
Murray State +50000 +50000 +30000
Colorado +50000 +50000 +15000
Creighton +50000 +30000 +20000
USC +75000 +100000 +30000
Oregon St +75000 N/A N/A
Stanford +100000 +50000 +15000
Davidson +100000 N/A N/A
Belmont +100000 +50000 N/A
Stephen F. Austin +100000 +50000 N/A
UAB +100000 N/A N/A
Kansas State +100000 +50000 +15000
Oklahoma State +100000 +55000 +20000
Alabama +100000 +50000 +20000
Richmond +100000 +70000 +30000
Arkansas +100000 +50000 +3300
DePaul +100000 +100000 +30000
Clemson +100000 +50000 +20000
Wake Forest +100000 +100000 +30000
Penn State +100000 +100000 +30000
Northwestern +100000 N/A N/A
Mississippi St +100000 N/A N/A
Missouri +100000 +50000 +10000
New Mexico State +100000 +150000 N/A
Louisiana Tech +100000 N/A N/A
Central Michigan +100000 N/A N/A
UC Irvine +100000 N/A N/A
Old Dominion +100000 +40000 N/A
Memphis +100000 +30000 +20000
Auburn +100000 +30000 +30000
Buffalo +100000 N/A N/A
LaSalle +150000 +150000 +30000
Illinois St +500000 +50000 N/A
UTEP +500000 +150000 N/A
Nebraska +500000 +10000 +20000
Temple +500000 +100000 +20000
St. John's +500000 +50000 +10000
Minnesota +500000 +50000 +10000
TCU +500000 N/A N/A
Rhode Island +500000 N/A N/A
Texas Tech N/A N/A +30000
Colorado State N/A N/A +15000

Although Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina opened as co-favorites (+1,000) in Vegas, the Tar Heels were the clear-cut favorite offshore (+600). In fact, three of the five best odds belong to ACC teams with North Carolina, Virginia and Duke all available at +1600 or shorter.

Who do you think will win the National Championship? Will Duke be able to repeat? Is there a sleeper that oddsmakers are overlooking? Make sure to leave your thoughts and questions in the comment section below.

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David Solar

David Solar has been the Content Manager at Sports Insights for over four years. He specializes in sports betting analytics and has created several popular data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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