College Basketball Conference Odds

The College Basketball season tips off on Friday, November 14th with a full slate of action including 23 of the 25 teams currently ranked in the Associated Press (AP) Top 25 poll. Although no lines are currently available, bettors will be interested to view our new and improved free NCAAB odds page featuring the latest odds, public betting trends, injuries and futures.

Speaking of futures, earlier this offseason we posted an article which compared the National Championship odds at a number of offshore sportsbooks with two different rankings — the USA Today Coaches Poll and Ken Pomeroy’s power ratings. Until recently, those futures were essentially the only College Basketball related betting opportunity. Most sportsbooks will not post win totals for College Basketball, while prop bets like “Player of the Year” typically aren’t released until much later in the season.

That changed recently when the well-respected sportsbook, the Greek, posted futures for all six major conferences: the ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC.

Over the past few years, many of these conferences have undergone transformations of Bruce Jenner-eqsue proportions leaving them unrecognizable shells of their former selves. Former Big East power houses Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Louisville now reside in new-look ACC. The Big 12 now has just ten teams while the Big Ten now has 14 members. In the immortal words of Lionel Hutz, “This is the most blatant case of false advertising since my suit against the movie The Neverending Story.”

The tables below display the current NCAA regular season conference odds at The Greek for each of the six major conferences:

ACC Odds

School The Greek (11/7)
Duke -125
North Carolina +250
Louisville +250
Virginia +800
Pittsburgh +1000
Syracuse +1000
Miami +1200
Florida State +1500
NC State +1500
Clemson +1500
Notre Dame +1800
Georgia Tech +5000
Wake Forest +6000
Virginia Tech +10000
Boston College +12500

Big 12 Odds

School The Greek (11/7)
Kansas -250
Texas +250
Iowa State +500
Oklahoma +650
Kansas State +1000
Oklahoma State +1000
Baylor +1200
West Virginia +2000
TCU +2500
Texas Tech +5000

Big East Odds

School The Greek (11/7)
Villanova +175
Georgetown +200
Xavier +350
Providence +500
Butler +800
St. Johns +800
Marquette +1200
Creighton +2000
Seton Hall +2000
DePaul +5000

Big Ten Odds

School The Greek (11/7)
Wisconsin +175
Ohio State +200
Michigan State +200
Nebraska +800
Michigan +800
Maryland +1200
Indiana +1200
Iowa +1200
Illinois +1500
Minnesota +2000
Penn State +5000
Northwestern +10000
Purdue +10000
Rutgers +12500

Pac-12 Odds

School The Greek (11/7)
Arizona -250
UCLA +250
Utah +300
Colorado +500
Stanford +800
California +1200
Washington +1200
Oregon +1500
Arizona State +1500
Washington State +3000
USC +5000
Oregon State +6000

SEC Odds

School The Greek (11/7)
Kentucky -300
Florida +250
Arkansas +500
Georgia +800
LSU +800
Missouri +1000
Vanderbilt +1200
South Carolina +1500
Ole Miss +1800
Alabama +2000
Texas A&M +3000
Auburn +5000
Tennessee +5000
Mississippi State +5000

There are a number of interesting discrepencies between these conferences futures and the championship futures, but one of the most obvious concerns North Carolina and Louisville. Although both teams are listed at +250 to win the ACC, UNC’s odds of winning the national title (+1000) are significantly better than Louisville’s (+2500). Part of this is due to the popularity of North Carolina among square bettors.

It’s also noteworthy that Providence and Xavier are both listed at +25,000 to win the National Championship but Xavier (+350) has a better chance to win the Big East than Providence (+500). This is made all the more intriguing when you consider that KenPom ranks the Friars (53) ahead of the Musketeers.

Do you agree with these odds? Will you be taking any conference futures? Are Duke, Kansas, Arizona and Kentucky really locks to win their respective conferences? Please leave your thoughts 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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