Betting on NCAA Mens Hoops Futures?
Sure it’s only been a little over a month since the college basketball season ended, but it’s never too late to start looking ahead to next season. Especially, when considering betting on NCAA basketball futures.
CBB Betting Insight
Before you know it, March Madness will be upon us, and with that, here is a list of 10 favorites to win the 2016 college basketball title.
The Wildcats won’t look a lot different by the time the 2015-16 season rolls around. With the possible return of five-star big man Skal Labissiere, and one or two McDonald’s All-American commits, UK once again should have a good chance.
North Carolina 10/1
The Tar Heels get everyone back and with a healthy Marcus Paige added back to a frontline that includes Joel Berry and Justin Jackson, who both showed flashes of greatness at the end of last season, North Carolina should be a force.
The Terps chances at winning a title in 2016 got considerably better after Melo Trimble announced that he will be coming back. Along with the additions of Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter and top 10 recruit Diamond Stone, Maryland will have one of the better front lines in the Big Ten.
Even though the Wildcats will likely end up losing their entire starting lineup from a season ago, there is still enough talent on a roster that returns Parker Jackson-Cartwright, Elliott Pitts, Dusan Ristic and Gabe York. All, who along with newcomers Justin Simon, Ray Smith, Chance Comanche, Allonzo Trier and Ryan Anderson, should make some noise.
It’s not really all that clear how Duke will fair this season this early on. It really depends on whether they return Matt Jones, and if they can get Brandon Ingram. If they get both, they are a top 10 team, if not, they are probably closer to a Sweet 16 finish.
Michigan State 12/1
Along with potential Big Ten Player of the Year Denzel Valentine, the Spartans will get West Virginia transfer Eron Harris, who should improve MSU’s back court immensely. However, if they want to find themselves cutting down the nets in March, they will need Lourawls Nairn to step up offensively.
And while the Jayhawks will not be as dominate in 2016, as they have been in the past, they will have a better than average lineup that includes Frank Mason and Devonte’ Graham in the back court. KU also gets Wayne Selden and Svi Mykhailiuk back. Beyond that, there is Bill Self, and that’s why they will contend for a title.
Iowa State 20/1
Barring Fred Hoiberg’s departure to coach the NBA Bulls, the Cyclones could have another great season despite losing Chieck Diallo. That’s because they still have Monte’ Morris and Georges Niang, who along with Marquette transfer Deonte Burton and Jameel McKay, are looking at being a top five team.
The Bears return Ty Wallace, Jabari Bird, Jordan Mathews and Kameron Rooks. They do however, lose David Kravish. But if they pick up five-star big man Caleb Swanigan, Cal is going to make some noise come March.
And while losing Darrun Hilliard and JayVaughn Pinkston is going to hurt, the return of potential All-Big East player Josh Hart, and Jalen Brunson, makes the Wildcats a real deal.
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