- The Michigan State Spartans are the betting favorite to win the NCAA National Championship with +650 odds heading into the season.
- The No. 11 Virginia Cavaliers are the defending national champions.
- Every team from last year's Final Four starts the season ranked in the AP Top 25.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the NCAA basketball season tipping off Tuesday, the top four teams in the AP Top 25 poll are set to face each other in the State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden. We’ll get an early glimpse at potential NCAA Tournament matchups.
Season win totals are a good way to make a good profit on college basketball teams at the end of the season. Below are the O/U win totals and winning bet predictions for each team in the State Farm Champions Classic. Each win total includes wins for regular season and conference tournaments. Typically, these types of futures bets offer the best returns at the beginning of the season. So now is the best time to head to USA online sportsbooks and place your wagers on these win totals.
No. 1 Michigan State Spartans
- Win total: 29
- Over: -115
- Under: -115
Winner: Under (-115)
The Spartans will start the season without forward Joshua Langford, and with the No. 1 ranking comes getting every team's best effort. The Big Ten also has four other teams ranked in the AP Top 25, making it even harder for the Spartans to reach the Over in a tough conference. The Spartans are the favorites at sportsbooks to win the national championship this year with +650 odds and will make a deep tournament run once they are fully healthy.
No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats
- Win total: 29
- Over: -105
- Under: -125
Winner: Over (-105)
The Kentucky Wildcats were an Elite Eight team last year but with players like Tyler Herro, P.J. Washington, and Keldon Johnson all in the NBA, this year’s team will have a lot of production to replace. John Calipari has done a good job of reloading the Wildcats roster with the second overall ranked recruiting class coming into this season. The Wildcats will have a weak SEC conference to help them reach the Over total.
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No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks
- Win total: 29
- Over: +115
- Under: -150
Winner: Over (+115)
The Kansas Jayhawks are a fairly young but talented team as they only lost one player to the NBA Draft. The Jayhawks have dominated the Big 12 the last decade under head coach Bill Self and that should continue this season. Texas Tech will be the only team that can give Kansas problems this season. The rest of the Big 12 is weak and it wouldn’t be surprising if heading into the conference tournament the Jayhawks would’ve already eclipsed the Over. Kansas will be in the conversation for a No. 1 seed come tournament time and with all the talent that they’re bringing back, they should at least make the Final Four this season.
No. 4 Duke Blue Devils
- Win total: 28.5
- Over: +125
- Under: -165
Winner: Over (+125)
The Blue Devils have rebuilt nicely after seeing stars like Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, and Cam Reddish all go onto be Top-10 picks in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Blue Devils needed to reload to stay competitive in the tough ACC, and they did just that coming into this season with the third-ranked recruiting class. Duke should be able to make a deep enough run in the ACC tournament to reach the Over comfortably.
The State Farm Champions Classic will tip off at 7 p.m. EST for Michigan State-Kansas and 9:30 p.m. EST for Duke-Kentucky. Watch the live steam on ESPN or the ESPN App.
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