Bovada, one of the leading online sportsbooks, released a new set of odds for who they think will win the 2019 men’s basketball National Championship. For the Ohio State Buckeyes, their odds continue to slip—now resting as an 80-to-1 long shot.
On April 3, the day after Villanova toppled Michigan for the basketball crown in San Antonio, Bovada listed the Buckeyes at 60-to-1 odds of winning the title next season in Minneapolis. However, as coaching changes, recruiting commitments and other factors took shape, the odds inevitably changed.
Kentucky, who had the third best odds in April, are now the leaders in the clubhouse at 6-to-1 odds of getting back on top of the college basketball mountain. Right behind them are the Duke Blue Devils at 13-to-2; and the Kansas Jayhawks, who were a Final Four participant last season, sit with the third best odds at 8-to-1.
In the Big Ten, Michigan and Michigan State are tied for the best odds at 33-to-1. The last Big Ten team to win the men’s basketball national title was MSU—all the way back in 2000.
Indiana isn’t too far back from the Michigan duo, sitting at 38-to-1 odds. The Archie Miller program has improved their odds dramatically since April 3. Originally off-the-board, the Hoosiers catapulted to 40-to-1 odds in May, before getting to their current state.
Below is the current list of teams with the top 10 odds of winning the whole enchilada next season.
2019 Men’s Basketball National Championship Odds (June 26)