2015 NCAA Tournament Futures

The 2015 NCAA Tournament tips off tonight with the first of four play-in games as Manhattan (-9) faces Hampton and BYU (-3) takes on Ole Miss. Although you might not believe it based on the media coverage, there are teams other than Kentucky playing in this tournament — some of whom have legitimate title aspirations.

Most sportsbooks are offering a Kentucky vs. The Field prop bet and, if you’ve been reading our blog, you know that we like the value on “the field.” But that raises the question: Which team is capable of knocking off the Wildcats?

Our bracket simulator gives Kentucky a 34.6% chance of winning the national championship, followed by Wisconsin (10.6%), Villanova (9.7%), Arizona (9.5%), Virginia (8.6%), Duke (7.5%) and Gonzaga (7.3%). Of course, many bettors are likely wondering how those probabilities stack up to predictions from oddsmakers.

The table below displays the current championship futures for every team at 5Dimes along with their odds to reach the Sweet 16, Final Four and the title game.

Team Champion Finals Final Four Sweet 16
Kentucky 120 -130 -290 -1320
Arizona 875 485 140 -400
Wisconsin 925 495 160 -535
Duke 975 380 173 -355
Villanova 975 280 180 -485
Virginia 1450 460 230 -228
Gonzaga 1925 500 285 -290
Iowa State 3900 1300 450 -165
Notre Dame 4700 1600 900 -116
Kansas 4700 1800 1050 102
Oklahoma 5200 1400 775 -165
North Carolina 5300 2600 800 -137
Utah 5500 1700 725 -112
Michigan State 7000 2200 1100 275
Wichita State 7500 3000 1000 148
Louisville 7500 2100 1050 112
Ohio State 10000 10500 2200 440
Baylor 10500 4600 1300 -115
Maryland 15000 11500 2800 162
Texas 15000 5300 2500 240
Northern Iowa 15500 3600 1350 152
Georgetown 21000 5000 2000 178
West Virginia 21000 19000 4000 171
SMU 25000 5500 2300 260
Arkansas 26000 9500 2000 177
Iowa 30000 7000 3300 435
Butler 30000 27500 5500 350
Xavier 32500 12000 4000 244
Providence 35000 7500 3000 270
Davidson 40000 14000 5000 595
BYU 40000 40000 5000 N/A
NC State 40000 8500 4200 580
San Diego State 45000 10000 4000 430
Georgia 50000 21500 6000 930
Purdue 50000 17000 9000 1280
UCLA 50000 15000 6000 545
VCU 50000 21500 5000 1135
Cincinnati 50000 17000 10000 1650
LSU 50000 13500 6000 915
Oregon 60000 28000 8000 720
Oklahoma State 60000 28000 9000 820
Indiana 60000 24500 10000 580
Dayton 70000 23000 8500 850
St. John's 70000 18500 7000 800
Mississippi 80000 40000 6500 415
Boise State 100000 33500 17500 1500
Stephen F Austin 100000 26000 10000 550
Buffalo 250000 75000 30000 455
Wyoming 250000 300000 25000 625
Wofford 500000 300000 75000 1205
Harvard 500000 250000 50000 1330
Eastern Washington 500000 400000 200000 1480
Valparaiso 500000 210000 50000 485
New Mexico State 500000 500000 100000 2000
Northeastern 500000 500000 100000 2500
Georgia State 500000 300000 50000 1125
UC Irvine 500000 250000 40000 1030
Manhattan 999999 999999 200000 N/A
Albany 999999 300000 100000 1500
UAB 999999 500000 200000 3300
Belmont 999999 999999 400000 8600
North Dakota State 999999 999999 300000 8800
Coastal Carolina 999999 999999 400000 10500
North Florida 999999 500000 200000 17500
Lafayette 999999 999999 500000 21000
Texas Southern 999999 999999 400000 25800
Robert Morris 999999 999999 400000 30000
Hampton 999999 999999 500000 160000

With an exciting week of basketball on tap, bettors should make sure to bookmark our free NCAAB odds page for the latest lines and public betting trends.

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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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