Players Electing NBA Draft Shift The 2021 NCAA Tournament Odds

  • The Virginia Cavaliers & Gonzaga Bulldogs are tied with +900 odds to win the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
  • The Florida State Seminoles have +1800 odds to win the 2021 NCAA Tournament.
  • Duke Blue Devils guard Tre Jones has declared for the NBA Draft.

ATLANTA — The sports world has been turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic as the 2020 NCAA Tournament and a plethora of conference tournaments were canceled. Sports fans and bettors alike have been trying to fill the void of having no March Madness this year.

With the 2020 tournament in the past, sportsbooks have now turned to post futures odds for what team will win the 2021 NCAA Tournament. When betting on these odds keep in mind that the odds can fluctuate based on what players declare for the NBA Draft or get their eligibility extended.

2021 NCAA Tournament Betting Odds

The team with the shortest odds to win the 2021 NCAA Tournament is the Virginia Cavaliers and the Gonzaga Bulldogs with +900 odds. These two teams have the shortest odds to win the 2021 national title and aren’t expected to lose many starters to the NBA Draft while also bringing top recruits to build around.

Although the Virginia Cavaliers and Gonzaga Bulldogs have the shortest odds (+900) there are teams with longer odds that may have a better chance to cut the nets down at next year’s NCAA Tournament. Bettors should feel confident taking these odds but if a more profitable return is to be made bet on some of the teams with longer odds.

Kansas Jayhawks (+1000)

Taking third place on the odds board is the Kansas Jayhawks with +1000 odds and they’re one of the teams that cannot be overlooked. Bill Self is still the coach and is one of the best coaches in all of college basketball. The Jayhawks have a young team that won’t be losing key players to the NBA Draft which means they’ll be among the top teams in the nation yet again.

Going into the 2020 NCAA Tournament Kansas was the top-ranked team in the country which is why there +1000 odds are one of the best dice rolls on the odds board.

Duke Blue Devils (+1400)

The Duke Blue Devils have been one of the most consistent teams in the NCAA since hiring Coach Mike Krzyzewski as their head coach and have had no problems recruiting top talent to Durham, North Carolina. However, Duke will have to replace one of its best players in Tre Jones as he declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.

Jones’ departure may have caused a slight dip in the Blue Devils +1400 odds to win the 2021 NCAA Tournament. Duke’s odds are one of the best values on the odds board currently because as the season goes on next year their odds will likely become shorter. Grab these odds while they’re this long and it should net you a good return at the end of the tournament.

Florida State Seminoles (+1800)

The Florida State Seminoles are one of the teams with long-shot odds at online sportsbooks that have a good chance at winning the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The downside might be that the Seminoles will have to prepare for life without one of their best players as Devin Vassell declared for the NBA Draft after spending two years with the team.

Florida State has enjoyed some deep tournament runs their past two times in the NCAA tournament and they should be able to make another tournament run in 2021. Their +1800 odds are a good value bet especially if the Noles can get one more top recruit on their team next season.

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