We’re a few hours away from the NCAA title game and the end of the 2018-19 college basketball season. But bookmakers are already setting up the college basketball title odds for the 2019-20 year.
On Monday, Caesars Entertainment revealed the odds to win the 2020 college basketball championship, which is slated to take place in Atlanta next year. The opening line favorite to win the whole thing is the Virginia Cavaliers.
Even though the Cavaliers have yet to win an NCAA title, they look about as well-suited to win the title in 2020 as any team in the country. Virginia is currently preparing to take on Texas Tech in the national title game, and never fell below sixth in the AP Poll all season.
Virginia’s odds to win the whole thing are 5/1, while NCAA Tournament blue bloods Duke and Kentucky are tied for the second-best odds at 8/1.
— Matt Lindeman (@lindetrain) April 8, 2019
Gonzaga, a team that has been gaining a reputation for deep tournament runs, was given the fourth-best odds at 10/1.
The fifth-best odds went to the Michigan State Spartans, who lost to the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the Final Four. Tom Izzo’s team gets 12/1 odds.
Villanova, winners of two of the last three NCAA Tournament titles, was given 15/1 odds, the sixth-best.
Texas Tech, Virginia’s opponent tonight, have been given far less favorable odds at 30/1. However, that mark is still tied for the best in the Big 12 conference with Kansas.