- Gonzaga is favored to win the National Championship with +700 odds.
LAS VEGAS – The 2021-22 college basketball season tips odd on Tuesday and of the 25 ranked teams, 22 of them will be playing on opening day.
Some notable betting odds and games being played on opening day include a top-10 matchup between #9 Duke and #10 Kentucky where Duke is just a 3-point favorite.
Additionally, #1 Gonzaga plays Dixie State where they are 40-point favorites.
Odds To Win The National Championship
- National Championship Odds
- Gonzaga (#1) +700
- Michigan (#6) +1000
- UCLA (#2) +1200
- Villanova (#4) +1400
- Duke (#9) +1400
- Memphis (#12) +1600
- Texas (#5) +1400
- Kansas (#3) +1600
- Kentucky (#10) +1600
- Purdue (#7) +1600
Opening up the season, legal betting sites have Gonzaga listed as the favorites to win the National Championship. Although the Zags are coming off of a March Madness loss in the National Championship, they have bounced back with the third overall recruiting class in the nation with two top-20 commits in Chet Holmgren and Hunter Sallis.
Gonzaga also has a great mixture of upperclassmen as well such as Drew Timme, Anton Watson, and Andrew Nembhard – all who have experience playing in deep March Madness runs.
With that, their March Madness odds cannot be counted out.
The Michigan Wolverines are going into the new season with a vengeance after getting eliminated in last year’s March Madness as a #1 seed in the Elite 8.
The Wolverines have now opened up as the #6 ranked team in the country and have a real chance to make a run at the title. They have the number two ranked recruiting class in the country with two top-20 five-star commits in Caleb Houstan and Moussa Diabate.
Michigan is also returning their leading scorer from last season, Hunter Dickinson (14.1 ppg), who will have an expanded role this season with their second and third highest scorers no longer with the team.
All in all, betting on the Big Blue is never a bad idea.
No matter where their odds open up, Duke can never be overlooked to win the National Championship. Now more than ever, with this being coach Mike Krzyzewski’s last season as their head coach, it is safe to say that the Blue Devil’s will do anything that can to win the title.
Duke has a top-5 recruiting class with three five-star players in Paolo Banchero, AJ Griffin, and Trevor Keels making their debuts.
With that, Duke has always made the best of their recruits and can make a deep run with who they have.
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