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2020 NCAA basketball national title odds: Movement in the top five

Dayton made a massive jump from the beginning of the season, while Duke continue to fall down the odds list.

NCAA Basketball: West Coast Conference Tournament-Gonzaga vs San Francisco Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

We are just days away from being able to fill out our March Madness brackets and depending on your scoring system, the national title winner is the most important pick of all. Some of the best teams in the sport played musical chairs around the No. 1 ranking in the country especially early in the season, which should make for a fun tournament.

National title odds fluctuated throughout the college basketball season with plenty of movement at the top. Let’s take a look where things have fallen in the latest update from DraftKings College Basketball Sportsbook.

Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks are the favorite to win the national title right now, but had to work to get to this point. On opening night KU had +1200 odds to win it all, which has since been cut in half to +600 as of right now. The number continues to drop, so if you went after Kansas prior to the start of the season, you’ve maximized your value.

Gonzaga

The Gonzaga Bulldogs currently sit with the second best odds at +800 to cut down the nets. They’ll be more well-rested heading into the NCAA Tournament than most teams because their conference tournament finishes up tonight against the St. Mary’s Gaels. Gonzaga came into the season at +1800 odds, and they more than doubled to this point of the season.

Baylor

The Baylor Bears appeared to be in good position to receive the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, but they’ve struggled a bit down the stretch. Baylor finished the regular season winning two of its last five games and one of the victories came in overtime against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Baylor is still coming in with the third best odds for a national title, and a few losses could make the Bears are more valuable pick. They went from +900 last week to their current slot of +1150. Baylor began the season at +6000 odds.

Dayton

If you put any dollar amount on the Dayton Flyers to win a national championship before this season started, please contact me and tell me your secrets. Dayton started out the season at +50000 odds to win the title, and it currently stands at +1100 for the fourth best odds in the country. The number continues to drop fairly rapidly as it was at +1500 last week.

Duke

If you’re looking to buy low on the Duke Blue Devils, maybe now is the time. They come in at No. 11 in odds to win a national championship at +2000. Duke lost three of its last four games in February, and the Blue Devils’ odds continue to decline. Before the season started, Duke was listed as +700 to win, up to +1200 last week and now the +2000 mark. In a wide open NCAA Tournament, you could do worse than betting on the best coach in college basketball history.

The following is a list of the most current odds to win the 2020 NCAA men’s basketball national championship from DraftKings Sportsbook:

2020 NCAA Tournament Champion Odds

Team Odds 3/10 Odds 3/4 Odds 2/19
Team Odds 3/10 Odds 3/4 Odds 2/19
Kansas +600 +600 +900
Gonzaga +800 +800 +800
Dayton +1100 +1000 +1500
Baylor +1150 +1100 +1100
Michigan State +1500 +1500 +2000
San Diego State +1500 +1500 +2200
Maryland +1600 +1600 +1500
Duke +2000 +2000 +1100
Louisville +2000 +2000 +1500
Florida State +1500 +2000 +2000
Kentucky +1500 +2000 +2000
Villanova +1700 +2200 +2200
Creighton +2000 +2500 +6000
Oregon +3000 +3000 +2000
Auburn +3000 +3000 +2800
Penn State +3000 +3000 +3000
Michigan +3000 +3000 +4000
Arizona +4000 +4000 +3000
West Virginia +4000 +4000 +3000
Ohio State +4000 +4000 +4000
Colorado +4000 +4000 +6000
Butler +4000 +4500 +4000
Texas Tech +4500 +4500 +4500
LSU +5000 +5000 +4000
Houston +5000 +5000
Iowa +5000 +5000 +6000
Marquette +5000 +5000 +6000
Illinois +6000 +6000 +4000
BYU +3000 +6000 +8000
Providence +6000 +6000 +12500
Virginia +4000 +6600 +6000
Wichita State +15000 +7000 +6000
Purdue +8000 +8000 +6000
Indiana +8000 +8000 +8000
Saint Mary's +6000 +8000 +8000
Florida +6000 +8000 +8500
Memphis +20000 +10000 +6000
Arkansas +10000 +10000 +10000
Cincinnati +10000 +10000 +10000
Harvard +10000 +10000 +10000
NC State +10000 +10000 +10000
Oklahoma +7000 +10000 +10000
Penn +10000 +10000 +10000
Rhode Island +10000 +10000 +10000
Utah State +3000 +10000 +10000
VCU +20000 +10000 +10000
Wisconsin +5000 +10000 +10000
Xavier +10000 +10000 +10000
Liberty +10000 +10000 +10000
Northern Iowa +10000 +10000 +10000
Texas +10000 +10000 +20000
East Tennessee State +10000 +10000 +20000
UCLA +7000 +10000 +25000
Tennessee +12000 +12000 +8000
Yale +15000 +15000 +12500
Alabama +15000 +15000 +15000
Davidson +15000 +15000 +15000
Minnesota +15000 +15000 +15000
Stanford +10000 +15000 +15000
USC +7000 +15000 +20000
New Mexico State +15000 +15000 +30000
North Carolina +20000 +20000 +8000
Mississippi State +20000 +20000 +10000
Syracuse +20000 +20000 +12500
Georgetown +20000 +20000 +20000
Loyola Chicago +20000 +20000 +20000
Clemson +25000 +25000 +20000
Arizona State +10000 +25000 +25000
Belmont +10000 +25000 +25000
UConn +30000 +30000 +12500
Georgia +30000 +30000 +25000
South Carolina +10000 +30000 +25000
SMU +30000 +30000 +25000
Notre Dame +40000 +40000 +20000
Washington +50000 +50000 +12500
DePaul +50000 +50000 +12500
St. John's +50000 +50000 +15000
Iowa State +50000 +50000 +20000
Missouri +50000 +50000 +20000
Oklahoma State +50000 +50000 +20000
Temple +50000 +50000 +20000
Texas A&M +50000 +50000 +20000
Utah +50000 +50000 +20000
Boise State +50000 +50000 +22500
Boston College +50000 +50000 +25000
Kansas State +50000 +50000 +25000
Miami (FL) +50000 +50000 +25000
New Mexico +50000 +50000 +25000
Ole Miss +50000 +50000 +25000
Oregon State +50000 +50000 +25000
South Florida +50000 +50000 +25000
UNLV +50000 +50000 +25000
Virginia Tech +50000 +50000 +25000
Wake Forest +50000 +50000 +25000
Missouri State +50000 +50000 +30000
Nevada +50000 +50000 +30000
Saint Louis +50000 +50000 +30000
TCU +50000 +50000 +30000
Nebraska +50000 +50000 +50000
Vanderbilt +50000 +50000 +50000
Drake OFF OFF +15000
Pittsburgh OFF OFF +20000

Updated: The 2021 March Madness odds on who will win NCAA men’s basketball national championship is available.

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