We have months before the tip-off of the 2017-18 college basketball season, but after draft declarations and some late recruit commitments, we have a new national champion favorite already: Michigan State.
The Spartans return superstar wing Miles Bridges, who is turning down the potential to be a lottery pick for a sophomore year in East Lansing, as well as a number of other strong young players. They also add two blue-chip forward recruits: five-star Jaren Jackson and four-star Xavier Tillman. It’s as stacked a roster as Tom Izzo has had in some time.
The Spartans won’t fly under the radar heading into the season. After opening at 20/1 odds to win next spring’s NCAA Tournament, Michigan State is now the favorite to take it home, per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Bettors now get 7/1 odds for the Spartans. Previous favorite Kentucky remains where it started, at 10/1, but is now joined by rival Louisville and Duke.
Here are the full top ten odds at the SuperBook, via CBS Sports:
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