Updated Betting Odds To Win 2015 March MadnessJosh Bailey
John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats are a bonafide dynasty after finishing the 2014-15 regular season with a perfect 31-0 straight up record and went 6-1 for gamblers against the spread in their last seven. The unanimous No. 1 team in the country is also the odds-on favorite to win the 2015 NCAA Tournament at 11/10. Click here to see the updated 2015 odds to win March Madness.
Is there anyone in the nation that can stop the Wildcats from becoming national champions?
The Wildcats got stronger as season went on and finished with the third-ranked defense in the nation, allowing a mere 53.4 points per game. Everyone believes Kentucky will breeze through the SEC Tournament to the top one-seed and will any program they face will need a miracle to win.
Wisconsin’s odds to win the title have climbed all the way up to 13/2. Right behind Wisconsin on the March Madness betting board are Duke (10/1), Virginia (10/1) and Arizona (11/1).
Gonzaga has the talent to make a deep run going off at 16/1 to win the NCAA Tournament. Villanova is also going off at 16/1. Other potential contenders to bet on to win the NCAA Tournament include Kansas (22/1), Utah (33/1), North Carolina (33/1), Iowa State (40/1), Louisville (40/1), and Notre Dame (40/1).
Which Men’s College Basketball Teams Have The Best Odds To Win The 2015 March Madness Tourney.
- Kentucky Wildcats -300
The offense has caught up with defense. Kentucky has started to roll over their opponents. The Wildcats have gone 5-1-1 against the spread in their last 7 games. But they won’t play any basketball for a couple of weeks and the odds are short. -300 is tough to swallow.
- Duke Blue Devils +400
Duke only plays with eight guys. No matter. Two of those guys are named Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones. Jones and Quinn Cook make up the best guard tandem in college basketball. Don’t be surprised if the Devils cut down the nets in the Final Four.
- Wisconsin Badgers +400
The Badgers might be the most complete team in college hoops. The big issue is that it was a down year for the Big Ten overall. Also, in order to win the whole thing, Wisconsin needs Traevon Jackson to come back from injury and play well. That’s asking a lot.
- Virginia Cavaliers +800
If Justin Anderson returns, Virginia can win the whole thing. If Anderson doesn’t return, the Cavaliers might not make it out to the Sweet 16. Anderson is that important to this team’s tournament chances.
- Arizona Wildcats +1200
The light switch went off after the loss to ASU. The ‘Cats are 7 and 1 against the spread and 8 and 0 straight up since the loss. Nobody except Kentucky is playing better basketball than Arizona right now.
- Villanova Wildcats +1200
Villanova is knocking on the door for the top seed in the West. ‘Nova is 11 and 1 ATS in their last 12. They’ve quietly turned into one of the top teams in the country. The odds are awfully nice for a Jay Wright coached squad to cut down the nets.
- Gonzaga Bulldogs +1500
Gonzaga has been exposed a bit. The West Coast Conference isn’t very good. The Bulldogs can get lazy once in a while. Plus, Mark Few doesn’t have a very good NCAA Tournament record. Expect way more than +1500 for these guys to win it all.
- Utah Utes +2000
Utah’s biggest issue is that its best player, Delon Wright, is a guard that doesn’t shoot the three very well. At +3000, Utah would be an underlay to win the championship.
- Kansas Jayhawks +2000
The Jayhawks just don’t seem to have that killer instinct like in past seasons. They just lost to Oklahoma, a team that they should have beaten. They also don’t have a star player. Ask for higher odds if you think they can pull it off this season.
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish +2200
In order to excel in the NCAA Tournament, you need to have a complete team. In order to win the championship, you need to have that one player like Danny Manning or Christian Laettner or Shabazz Napier. Notre Dame has that one player in Jerian Grant. This team could upset some squads in the tournament.