Three teams with odds 100/1 and higher that we think could be legit next year.
It may seem to early to bet College Basketball for next March but this is sometimes the best time to strike.
Last year we picked off Auburn at 125/1 around this time and while that didn't come through we'll take a juicy number like that on a 2 seed every year. We have a 3 pack of teams for next season that we think could be on track for a similar rise like Auburn last year.
Indiana 100/1 (Westgate)
The Hoosiers have lost several bench players but so far, none of the top players from this past season. That includes star forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, who isn’t a projected first-round draft pick, and starting point guard Xavier Johnson, who could move on but still has a year of eligibility. They made some noise last year in the Big 10 and made the Big Dance, if they can improve on the backcourt, something top-50 commit Jalen Hood-Schifino can provide, they they may be able to get the Hoosiers back to being a force in the college basketball landscape.
Texas A&M 150/1 (Boyd)
Buzz Williams nearly got his squad into the tournament next year and many people thought they should have been in. Texas A&M won 11 of its last 13 games, losing only the SEC and NIT finals. Williams is excellent at attracting attention and running a great offense, and the former will follow the latter next season. This is great chance for A&M to be relevant again and the end to last season may be just what they needed to jumpstart the future. Henry Coleman III and Tyrece Radford should again be mainstays in College Station and one would think they could attract some transfers or new recruits with their momentum from last year.
Oregon 100/1 (Westgate)
The Ducks had a rough 2021–22, but an elite incoming class gives the Ducks a great chance to bounce back quickly. Freshmen Dior Johnson and Kel’el Ware provide the necessary talent injection for a quick turnaround, and the cupboard wasn’t bare with the return of De’Vion Harmon, Quincy Guerrier and N’Faly Dante. Altman’s teams often take some time to jell, but the upside is immense if they do get things to click.