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Kentucky’s 2013-14 Championship odds slightly better than last year’s

Now that Andrew Wiggins has made his college choice (you're not really expecting me to put a link on that, are you?) the Vegas sports books have begun releasing their odds for the 2013-14 college basketball national title. Bovada and Vegas Insider both dropped today, and they both have Kentucky as the favorite with 5/1 odds (bet $1 to win $5).

This is better than last year's favorite -  Indiana – which had 7/1 odds. Right behind Indiana was Kentucky, with 15/2 odds. And pretty much every expert in the nation had Kentucky in their top 3 to start the season. Of course, they ended in the NIT, while the Hoosiers fell in the Sweet 16. The champion last season (Louisville) began with 8/1 odds, while the runner up (Michigan) was at 20/1.

Eight teams begin this season with odds as good as Michigan's were or better.

Here is this year's complete list:

Kentucky
5/1
 
Kansas
 
Louisville
 
Michigan State
 
Duke
 
Arizona
 
North Carolina
 
Florida
 
Ohio State
 
Syracuse
 
Connecticut
 
Indiana
 
Memphis
 
Michigan
 
Colorado
 
UCLA
 
Baylor
 
Creighton
 
Georgetown
 
Gonzaga
 
Iowa
 
Marquette
 
Missouri
 
NC State
 
New Mexico
 
Oklahoma State
 
Pittsburgh
 
St. Louis
 
VCU
 
Wisconsin
 
Butler
 
Illinois
 
Minnesota
 
St. John's
 
Tennessee
 
UNLV
 
Villanova
 
Virginia
 
Wichita State
 
Florida State
 
Notre Dame
 
Alabama
 
Arizona State
 
BYU
 
California
 
Cincinnati
 
Iowa State
 
Kansas State
 
Miami Florida
 
Ole Miss
 
Oregon
 
Purdue
 
San Diego State
 
Stanford
 
Texas
 
Vanderbilt
 
West Virginia
 
Arkansas
 
Boise State
 
Colorado State
 
Dayton
 
LSU
 
St. Mary's
 
Temple
 
USC
 
Georgia
 
Georgia Tech
 
Harvard
 
Maryland
 
Oklahoma
 
Texas A&M
 
Washington
 
Washington State
 
Xavier
 
Clemson
 
Davidson
 
South Carolina
 
St. Joe's
 
Virginia Tech
 
Wake Forest
 
Boston College
 
Mississippi State
 
Northwestern

 

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