NCAA Basketball Future Odds for 2012 March Madness
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
by Bodog Sportsbook
A No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament this year, North Carolina Tar Heels failed to advance to the Final Four. However, they're still the oddsmakers' choice to bounce back from that disappointment and win the tourney in 2012.
On the Bodog Sportsbook NCAA basketball futures list the Tar Heels currently lead the way at 3/1 odds to navigate all the way through March Madness next spring. Right behind them on that list at 11/2 are the Kentucky Wildcats, the team that beat North Carolina in the Elite Eight this year.
Connecticut is going to have to find a way to make due without star guard Kemba Walker in the upcoming season, as he's going to be a lottery pick in this week's NBA Draft. Butler guard Shelvin Mack is also expected to go in the draft's first round.
Rounding out the top five on the futures list behind North Carolina and Kentucky are Duke (8/1), Louisville (17/2), and Ohio State (17/2).
The Blue Devils, a No. 1 seed, were upset by Arizona in the third round of this year's March Madness, and guard Kyrie Irving is expected to go first overall to the Cavaliers this week. Duke guard Nolan Smith is also headed for this week's draft.
Second-tier contenders on the NCAA basketball futures list include Syracuse at 12/1, and both Florida at Texas at 18/1.