We’re entering the end of the non-conference season, and the college basketball world is starting to shake itself out. The Duke Blue Devils may not be undefeated, and they’re just No. 2 in the country right now, but R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and company are heavy favorites to take home the title.
Bovada has updated its college basketball futures, and Duke has by far the best odds to win the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
Duke comes in at +200, meaning that a $100 bet on the Blue Devils would yield a $200 payout. The next team on the list is the one that beat Coach K’s squad earlier this year, Gonzaga at +800.
Other notable teams include Kansas (+1000), Michigan (+1600), Kentucky (+1700), UNC (+2000), and Michigan State (+2900).
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Here is the main group of contenders that are available for wagers.
With the name brand and the star power, it is clear that Duke will be the most popular bet for the rest of the season. At just +200 though, the Blue Devils might not be worth jumping on right now.
If they run through the ACC and can dispatch teams like Virginia, UNC, and Syracuse with the ease that they’ve handled most teams, though, it will be hard not to look to throw some money on them.