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Ohio State basketball holds 70-to-1 odds of winning national championship

Those odds were 60-to-1 on April 3.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Ohio State vs Gonzaga Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Bovada, a popular online sportsbook, released a new batch of odds for who they think will take home the 2019 college basketball national championship. For the Ohio State Buckeyes, their odds took a slight tumble.

Right after Villanova won the title in April, early odds had the Buckeyes sitting at a respectable 60-to-1 odds of winning the title next season. Those odds, as of June 1, now sit at 70-to-1.

Believe it or not, the Scarlet and Gray are tied for the fifth best odds among Big Ten schools to bring home the whole enchilada next season. For the Big Ten, the location of next year’s Final Four falls within their territory: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Michigan and Michigan State hold the best odds as representatives of the conference, both coming in at 25-to-1. The Wolverines—reigning national runner-ups—have held at 25-to-1 since April, but the Spartans have dipped a bit; MSU was at 20-to-1 odds just a couple months ago.

Indiana is the biggest surprise among all programs. They were previously off the board in April, but now have surged to 40-to-1 odds to haul in next season’s title. A solid recruiting class, on top of a big commitment from five-star Romeo Langford, and you have a recipe for believers in the Hoosiers program. Right behind the Archie Miller coached program is another in-state team in Purdue. The Boilermakers hold 50-to-1 odds.

Maryland, like Ohio State, falls into place with 70-to-1 odds.

Below are the top 10 schools, regardless of conference, with the best odds to win the championship.

2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Odds (June 1)

Team Current Odds
Team Current Odds
Duke 11/2
Kansas 8/1
Villanova 9/1
Gonzaga 10/1
Kentucky 10/1
North Carolina 12/1
Virginia 15/1
Nevada 22/1
Michigan State 25/1
Michigan 25/1