The 2019 NCAA Tournament just ended with the Virginia Cavaliers winning their first ever championship. Junior Kyle Guy was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four and will have a big decision to make on the upcoming NBA Draft. The 2019 college basketball season may have just ended, but sportsbooks at Caesars Palace have already released their odds for the 2019-20 season.
Virginia is the early favorite with 5-1 odds at the Caesars Palace Sports Book and is the co-favorite with Kentucky in the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Wildcats lost All-American forward PJ Washington to the NBA Draft, but head coach John Calipari added Bucknell grad transfer Nate Sestina. Runner-up Texas Tech currently has 30-1 odds according to Caesars Palace, but that could change with Jarrett Culver’s decision.
While the Cavaliers are the early betting favorite to cut down the nets in 2020, their chances of repeating will get tested over the next couple of weeks. ACC Defensive Player of the Year De’Andre Hunter is a lock to go in the lottery and may have played his way into the top five of the 2019 NBA Draft. Ty Jerome was seen as a first-round pick with his all-around play this season, but his play in the NCAA Tournament may have vaulted him into the top 20 of the NBA Draft.
Guy could also take the jump to the NBA after helping Virginia win the 2019 NCAA Tournament.
Duke was the early favorite to cut down the nets for the 2019 season, but the Blue Devils lost to Michigan State in the Elite Eight. Tre Jones has confirmed that he will return for his sophomore season, but Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, and Cam Reddish are most likely heading to the NBA.
At this point in time, it is hard to determine who will win the 2020 NCAA Tournament, but the Virginia Cavaliers are the early favorite to cut down the nets in Atlanta. Below are the top 10 odds for the 2020 national title.
The favorites for the 2020 national title can be seen below.
2020 National Championship Odds
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- Virginia: 5-1
- Duke: 8-1
- Kentucky: 8-1
- Gonzaga: 10-1
- Michigan State: 12-1
- Villanova: 15-1
- Louisville: 15-1
- Michigan: 20-1
- Auburn: 20-1
- North Carolina: 20-1