Virginia (5-1) Early Favorite To Win 2020 NCAA Basketball Championship

Marc Meltzer April 9, 2019
Virginia 2020 Odds

Caesars Entertainment is the first sportsbook operator to release 2020 NCAA basketball championship futures odds. Caesars Sportsbook posted the college basketball futures first in Las Vegas shortly before tipoff of the 2019 NCAA Basketball championship game.

2020 NCAA futures odds

The Virginia Cavaliers were only a 1.5-point favorite to defeat the Texas Tech Red Raiders in this year’s NCAA Championship game. However, Virginia is listed at 5-1 to cut down the nets next season. Meanwhile, Texas Tech is 30-1 to win it all next year.

The other Final Four participants are in between the two finalists to win March Madness next year. The Auburn Tigers are 20-1 and Michigan State Spartans are 12-1 to win it all in 2020.

Hoops powerhouses Kentucky and Duke are 8-1, not far behind Virginia to win the college basketball national championship in 2020. Here are the rest of the futures odds posted by Caesars Entertainment for the 2020 college basketball title (with odds of 100/1 or lower).

TeamCaesars Odds2018-19 Record
Alabama75/118-16
Arizona25/123-11
Auburn 20/130-10
Cincinnati100/114-4
Connecticut100/116-17
Duke8/132-6
Florida75/120-16
Florida State50/129-8
Gonzaga10/133-4
Houston40/133-4
Indiana100/119-16
Iowa50/123-12
Iowa State60/123-12
Kansas30/126-10
Kentucky8/130-7
Louisville15/120-14
LSU50/128-7
Marquette40/124-10
Maryland50/123-11
Michigan20/130-7
Michigan State12/132-7
Mississippi State100/123-11
NC State100/124-12
North Carolina20/129-7
Ohio State75/120-15
Oklahoma100/120-14
Oregon30/125-13
Purdue100/126-10
Seton Hall100/120-14
Syracuse60/120-14
Tennessee25/131-6
Texas40/121-16
Texas A&M100/114-18
Texas Tech30/131-6
UCLA100/117-16
USC100/116-17
VCU100/125-8
Villanova15/126-10
Virginia5/134-3
Washington100/127-9
Xavier100/119-16

Nevada is noticeably absent

The University of Nevada is noticeably absent from the college basketball futures at Caesars. There’s a couple of logical reasons for this. The Wolfpack’s coach, Eric Musselman, just took a new head coaching job with Arkansas. Additionally, Caesars Manager of Trading, Matt Lindeman, tells TheLines that they’re also “decimated by graduation.”

Nevada residents can still get in on a hometown futures bet. The UNLV Runnin Rebels with their new coach, T.J. Otzelberger, are 1000-1 to the NCAA basketball championship next year.

As usual, the odds were released in other markets Caesars operates shortly after Las Vegas. Caesars operates casinos and sportsbooks in the following states:

Betting limits on NCAA basketball futures will vary by customer. Bettors interested in placing a large 2020 NCAA basketball futures wager should reach out to their local Caesars sportsbook to see how much they’ll be able to wager.

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