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If you love college basketball and the fun-filled betting opportunities that come with collegiate hoops and the wildly popular NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament, then this upcoming season could very well be one for the ages as this coming season represents what many believe to be one of the deepest talent pools in college hoops history.

You see, not only will NCAA basketball bettors get their usual fill of season-long betting action, but they’ll also get to see numerous freshmen, including consensus No.1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins, that will all go one-and-done before making their collective way to the NBA.

This expert look at the upcoming 2013-14 NCAA college basketball season will give NCAAB bettors the heads up they’ll need in order to pull off a successful wagering season that lands them in the black.

2013-14 NCAA College Basketball Championship Odds

  • Arizona +1800
  • Butler +7000
  • Connecticut +5000
  • Creighton +5000
  • Duke +1000
  • Florida +1800
  • Georgetown +5000
  • Gonzaga +5000
  • Illinois +7500
  • Indiana +4000
  • Kansas +400
  • Kentucky +320
  • Louisville +1200
  • Marquette +5000
  • Memphis +1200
  • Michigan +2500
  • Michigan State +1000
  • Missouri +6600
  • North Carolina +1800
  • North Carolina State +6600
  • Ohio State +1800
  • Oklahoma State +2500
  • San Diego State +10000
  • Southern Cal +15000
  • St Louis +5000
  • Syracuse +2800
  • UCLA +6600
  • UNLV +7500
  • VA Commonwealth +5000
  • Vanderbilt +10000
  • Villanova +7500
  • Wake Forest +25000
  • West Virginia +15000
  • Wichita State +6600
  • Wisconsin +5000
  • Xavier +20000
  • Florida Gulf Coast +12500
  • Texas +10000
  • Temple +10000
  • The Field +1500

Analysis: Every team in the preseason Top 25 is represented in the above 2013-14 college basketball odds to win the national championship, but the fact of the matter is that any team that gets really hot heading into the NCAA Tournament has a realistic chance of winning it all this coming season.

Of course, teams with boatloads of talent, generally have much better odds of bringing home the bacon than, say, smaller conference teams that may have only a handful of legit D-I players as opposed to team a roster full of high school All-Americans. Like Kentucky or one of the other elite hoops programs in the nation.

Here’s the scoop on a handful of legitimate title contenders.

Kentucky Wildcats
The Wildcats are loaded just one season after losing in the first round of the NIT Tournament and they could very well win another title for head coach John Calipari this coming season. The Wildcats already have NBA-caliber talents in big men Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress. Now the ‘Cats will add likely one-and-done high school All-American in sibling guards, Andrew and Aaron Harrison and gifted power Julius Randle.

Not only that, but the Wildcats are also getting outstanding freshmen in center Dakari Johnson, small forward James Young and power forward Marcus Lee, giving the Wildcats an unprecedented six McDonald’s All-Americans and five-star prospects.

Kansas Jayhawks
Super athletic shooting guard Andrew Wiggins, the consensus No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, will join a Jayhawks team that also landed elite high school All-Americans in shooting guard Wayne Selden and center Joel Embiid. Three more elite high school performers will join the aforementioned trio in shooters Conner Frankamp and Brannen Greene and point guard Frank Mason.

Duke Blue Devils
Incoming freshman Jabari Parker is an absolutely ridiculous talent that will go one-and-done before becoming an NBA lottery pick. The 6-8 forward will join a Blue Devils cast that already features excellent players in 6-8 sophomore forward Rodney Hood, 6-4 shooting guard Rasheed Sulaimon and 6-0 point guard Quinn Cook.

Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans have a trio of excellent players that could all play at the next level in point guard Keith Appling, shooting guard Gary Harris and power forward Adreian Payne. Whether they’ll have enough talent to overtake the Kentucky’s of the world is another story altogether.

Memphis Wildcats
Memphis is one of the top favorites to win it all this coming season, mostly because they landed gifted high school players that all come from their area. Austin Nichols, Nick King and Markel Crawford were all ranked in the top 60 high school players in the nation and they’ll give the Wildcats a chance to go deep in the NCAA Tournament if they all come together.

Louisville Cardinals
The defending national champs still have gifted combo guard Russ Smith, but they don’t have a lot of height and will likely start 6-8 Montrezl Harrell in the middle this coming season. I never say never against Rick Pitino, but the college hoops legend is going to have his work cut out this season.

If you like longer shots that offer a higher payout should they manage to cash in, look at expected contenders, Wichita State, VCU, Temple and an Arizona team that could be downright scary at some point.