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2018 NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Odds: Kentucky opens as favorites.

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‘Nova starts in rarified air.

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The sun has set on the 2017 National Championship when the North Carolina Tar Heels claimed the crown earlier this week. The focus now shifts 12 months into the future when next year’s champion will be crowned in San Antonio.

Bovada.lv opened up their odds for the 2018 National Championship and the Kentucky Wildcats start the race at the top in Vegas’s eyes with 9/1.

UNC is posted with the second-best odds at 12/1, then Villanova joins four others- Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Louisville- at 14/1.

Elsewhere through the BIG EAST, Butler is at 28/1, Seton Hall is 50/1, Xavier is 66/1, Creighton is 65/1, Marquette is 100/1, and Georgetown and Providence are at 150/1. DePaul and St. John’s do not have posted odds.

2018 NCAA Championship Odds

School Opening 2018
School Opening 2018
Kentucky 9/1
North Carolina 12/1
Duke 14/1
Gonzaga 14/1
Kansas 14/1
Louisville 14/1
Villanova 14/1
Arizona 16/1
Michigan State 20/1
Michigan 20/1
Indiana 22/1
Florida 25/1
UCLA 25/1
Butler 28/1
West Virginia 28/1
Wichita State 28/1
Florida State 33/1
Oklahoma 33/1
Oregon 33/1
Virginia 33/1
Miami 40/1
Notre Dame 40/1
St. Mary's 40/1
BYU 50/1
Purdue 50/1
Seton Hall 50/1
USC 50/1
Alabama 66/1
Connecticut 66/1
Iowa State 66/1
Vanderbilt 66/1
Wisconsin 66/1
Xavier 66/1
Cincinnati 75/1
Creighton 75/1
Minnesota 75/1
SMU 75/1
Arkansas 100/1
Illinois 100/1
Marquette 100/1
Maryland 100/1
Northwestern 100/1
San Diego State 100/1
South Carolina 100/1
Syracuse 100/1
Texas A&M 100/1
Utah 100/1
VCU 100/1
Georgetown 150/1
Ohio State 150/1
Providence 150/1
Arizona State 250/1
Auburn 250/1
Baylor 250/1
California 250/1
Clemson 250/1
Colorado 250/1
Dayton 250/1
Georgia 250/1
Iowa 250/1
Kansas State 250/1
Mississippi 250/1
Mississippi State 250/1
Missouri 250/1
Oklahoma State 250/1
Rhode Island 250/1
TCU 250/1
Tennessee 250/1
Texas 250/1
NC State 300/1
Penn State 300/1
Pittsburgh 300/1
Stanford 300/1
Texas Tech 300/1
Virginia Tech 300/1
Wake Forest 300/1
Boise State 500/1
Boston College 500/1
Colorado 500/1
Harvard 500/1
LSU 500/1
Memphis 500/1
Northern Iowa 500/1
Oregon State 500/1
UNLV 500/1
Washington State 500/1
Washington 500/1
Mount St Mary's 1000/1
Saint Joseph's 1000/1
Temple 1000/1

Do you see any values in these odds; Who would you put your money on?