2023 National Title Odds

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The 2022 college basketball season and NCAA Tournament have come and gone, and national title odds for 2023 have settled in as we head into the summer.

Kansas and North Carolina played for the national title this past season, but it's Kentucky (+1000) favored at Caesars Sportsbook to cut down the nets in 2023. The Wildcats signed the No. 8 and No. 11 players in the 2022 recruiting class, and star big man Oscar Tshiebwe has already announced his return.

Duke actually opened as the favorite right after the Final Four at +750. But college basketball national title odds can be fickle and volatile in the offseason since even a single impact recruit, transfer, or NBA Draft departure can have such a big impact. So don't think we'll head into next season with the odds looking exactly like this.

So it's Kentucky at the top, followed by UCLA, UNC, Kansas and Arizona. Duke and Gonzaga are a little further down the board at +1600 and +1800 as they try to replace so many key pieces from last year's rosters.

One team not in the top five on the odds board at Caesars is Houston. But the Cougars are actually the favorite at DraftKings and FanDuel and the only team with single-digit odds.

Odds via Caesars, updated in real-time.

TeamOdds
North Carolina Tar Heels
+1000
Gonzaga Bulldogs
+1000
Kentucky Wildcats
+1000
Houston Cougars
+1200
UCLA Bruins
+1200
Duke Blue Devils
+1500
Arizona Wildcats
+1800
Arkansas Razorbacks
+1800
Baylor Bears
+1800
Kansas Jayhawks
+1800
Creighton Bluejays
+2500
Texas Longhorns
+3000
Tennessee Volunteers
+3000
Michigan Wolverines
+4000
Illinois Fighting Illini
+4000
Texas Tech Red Raiders
+4500
Alabama Crimson Tide
+4500
Indiana Hoosiers
+5000
Auburn Tigers
+5000
Oregon Ducks
+5000
Villanova Wildcats
+6000
Memphis Tigers
+6000
Connecticut Huskies
+6000
Michigan State Spartans
+6000
Florida Gators
+6000
Purdue Boilermakers
+6000
San Diego State Aztecs
+6000
Virginia Cavaliers
+6000
Louisville Cardinals
+7500
Ohio State Buckeyes
+7500
TCU Horned Frogs
+7500
Oklahoma Sooners
+7500
Dayton Flyers
+7500
USC Trojans
+10000
Florida State Seminoles
+10000
Texas A&M Aggies
+10000
Xavier Musketeers
+10000
Providence Friars
+10000
Iowa State Cyclones
+12500
Colorado Buffaloes
+12500
Miami (FL) Hurricanes
+12500
Wisconsin Badgers
+12500
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
+12500
Virginia Tech Hokies
+12500
Iowa Hawkeyes
+12500
Marquette Golden Eagles
+15000
Clemson Tigers
+15000
St. John's Red Storm
+20000
Missouri Tigers
+20000
Butler Bulldogs
+20000

A Look at the NCAA Tournament Favorites

1. Kentucky Wildcats (+1000)

John Calipari took a different approach to team building last offseason, using mainly the transfer portal over his typically heavy recruiting approach.

It didn’t work in the Wildcats’ favor in 2021-22, though. Despite being labeled as one of the favorites to win the national title, the Wildcats were shockingly bounced in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by No. 15 Saint Peter’s.

Looking ahead to 2023, the true outlook for the Wildcats is dependent on whether Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe returns or not.

2. North Carolina Tar Heels (+1200)

What a year it was for Hubert Davis in his debut season as the Tar Heels' head coach. The former UNC player downed Duke in the regular-season finale and ended Mike Krzyzewski's career with a Final Four victory.

After reaching the national championship as an 8-seed last season, expectations remain high. North Carolina has the second-shortest odds to win the national title in 2023.

The Heels' roster features a number of star upperclassmen, including Armando Bacot, Brady Manek and Leaky Black. It will be interesting to see what the lineup looks like in Chapel Hill when November rolls around.

3. UCLA Bruins (+1200)

UCLA made a miracle run to the Final Four in 2021, then took UNC down to the wire in the Sweet 16 in 2022. Had they gotten by the Tar Heels, the Bruins had a chance to make a real run, as their bracket had been decimated by upsets.

4. Arizona Wildcats (+1400)

Arizona rebounded from a disastrous end to the Sean Miller era quickly, as Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd took over and led the Wildcats to a 33-4 mark and No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, their first top seed since the 2014 tourney. They bowed out to an underseeded and hyper-talented Houston team in the Sweet 16.

Star freshman Bennedict Mathurin is off to the NBA Draft where he'll be a lottery pick, but Arizona has plenty of talent returning and should feel great about the direction of the program. 

5. Kansas Jayhawks (+1500)

After years of high expectations, Ochai Agbaji finally broke through this season, averaging nearly 19 points per game and guiding Kansas to a share of the Big 12 regular-season title.

That success carried over into the postseason, as the Jayhawks looked unstoppable on their way to the national title game.

Turning the page to 2023, KU will lose Agbaji and David McCormack but will likely have Christian Braun and Jalen Wilson back. Also, don’t forget about the three five-star recruits that will be welcomed in Lawrence this offseason.

FUTURESConsensusCons.
Gonzaga BulldogsGonzaga
+850
N/A
+900
+1000
+1000
+850
+850
Houston CougarsHouston
+1000
N/A
+900
+1200
N/A
+850
+1000
North Carolina Tar HeelsUNC
+1048
N/A
+1100
+1000
N/A
+1100
+1000
Kansas JayhawksKansas
+1100
N/A
+1300
+1800
N/A
+1400
+1100
Kentucky WildcatsKentucky
+1200
N/A
+1200
+1000
N/A
+1200
+1200
Duke Blue DevilsDuke
+1400
N/A
+1100
+1500
+1300
+1400
+1400
Arkansas RazorbacksArkansas
+1600
N/A
+1600
+1800
N/A
+1700
+1600
UCLA BruinsUCLA
+1600
N/A
+1400
+1200
+1600
+1500
+1600
Baylor BearsBaylor
+2000
N/A
+1800
+1800
+1500
+2000
+2000
Arizona WildcatsArizona
+2000
N/A
+1800
+1800
N/A
+2100
+2000
Creighton BluejaysCreighton
+2500
N/A
+2200
+2500
+2500
+2500
+2500
Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas Tech
+2500
N/A
+2500
+4500
+3000
+2500
+2500
Michigan WolverinesMichigan
+3000
N/A
+2800
+4000
N/A
+3500
+3000
Tennessee VolunteersTennessee
+3500
N/A
+2800
+3000
N/A
+3500
+3500
Texas LonghornsTexas
+3734
N/A
+3300
+3000
N/A
+3500
+4000
Indiana HoosiersIndiana
+4000
N/A
+5000
+5000
N/A
+4000
+4000
Alabama Crimson TideAlabama
+4000
N/A
+3300
+4500
N/A
+4000
+4000
Villanova WildcatsVillanova
+4000
N/A
+2800
+6000
+4000
+4000
+4000
Auburn TigersAuburn
+4737
N/A
+4000
+5000
N/A
+4500
+5000
Purdue BoilermakersPurdue
+5000
N/A
+5000
+6000
+4500
+5000
+5000
Oregon DucksOregon
+5000
N/A
+5000
+5000
N/A
+5000
+5000
Illinois Fighting IlliniIllinois
+5000
N/A
+5000
+4000
N/A
+4000
+5000
TCU Horned FrogsTCU
+5000
N/A
+4000
+7500
+7000
+4800
+5000
USC TrojansUSC
+6000
N/A
+6000
+10000
+7000
+7000
+6000
San Diego State AztecsSan Diego State
+6000
N/A
+6000
+6000
+6000
+6000
+6000
Virginia CavaliersVirginia
+6000
N/A
+6000
+6000
N/A
+6000
+6000
Michigan State SpartansMichigan St
+6000
N/A
+5000
+6000
+8000
+5500
+6000
Florida GatorsFlorida
+6462
N/A
+8000
+6000
N/A
+5500
+7000
Ohio State BuckeyesOhio State
+7000
N/A
+8000
+7500
+8000
+7000
+7000
Florida State SeminolesFlorida St
+7000
N/A
+8000
+10000
+8000
+7000
+7000
Miami (FL) HurricanesMiami (FL)
+7000
N/A
+10000
+12500
+12000
+6500
+7000
Dayton FlyersDayton
+8000
N/A
+6000
+7500
+8000
+8000
+8000
Connecticut HuskiesUConn
+8471
N/A
+8000
+6000
+9000
+8000
N/A
Missouri-St. Louis TritonsTritons
+9000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Wisconsin BadgersWisconsin
+9474
N/A
+10000
+12500
N/A
+10000
+9000
Seton Hall PiratesSeton Hall
+10000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Rutgers Scarlet KnightsRutgers
+10000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Texas A&M AggiesTexas A&M
+10000
N/A
+10000
+10000
+12000
+15000
+10000
Syracuse OrangeSyracuse
+10000
N/A
+10000
+30000
+10000
+12000
+10000
Memphis TigersMemphis
+10000
N/A
+8000
+6000
+10000
+12000
+10000
Xavier MusketeersXavier
+10000
N/A
+10000
+10000
N/A
+10000
+10000
Notre Dame Fighting IrishNotre Dame
+10000
N/A
+8000
+25000
+10000
+8000
+10000
Providence FriarsProvidence
+10000
N/A
+12500
+10000
+11000
+10000
+10000
Louisville CardinalsLouisville
+10000
N/A
+12500
+7500
+10000
+10000
+10000
Iowa HawkeyesIowa
+10000
N/A
+10000
+12500
+12000
+10000
+7500
Saint Louis BillikensSaint Louis
+10000
N/A
+10000
+25000
+10000
+10000
+10000
Virginia Tech HokiesVA Tech
+10910
N/A
+15000
+12500
N/A
+15000
+10000
Oklahoma SoonersOklahoma
+10910
N/A
+12500
+7500
N/A
+12000
+10000
Saint Mary's GaelsSaint Mary's
+12000
N/A
+12500
+20000
+15000
+12000
+10000
Iowa State CyclonesIowa State
+12000
N/A
+15000
+12500
+20000
+12000
+10000
Davidson WildcatsDavidson
+12500
N/A
+10000
+30000
+15000
+12000
+12500
Colorado State RamsColorado St
+14000
N/A
+10000
+30000
+14000
+15000
+9000
Loyola (IL) RamblersLoyola (IL)
+15000
N/A
+15000
+25000
+18000
+15000
+15000
Maryland TerrapinsMaryland
+15000
N/A
+15000
+25000
+15000
+15000
+15000
St. Bonaventure BonniesSt. Bonaventure
+15000
N/A
+15000
+50000
+25000
+15000
+15000
Colorado BuffaloesColorado
+15000
N/A
+20000
+12500
N/A
+20000
+15000
Kansas State WildcatsK State
+15000
N/A
+20000
+50000
N/A
+15000
+15000
Bryant University BulldogsBryant U
+15000
N/A
N/A
+250000
N/A
+20000
+15000
Ole Miss RebelsOle Miss
+15000
N/A
+30000
+30000
+40000
+15000
+12000
Penn State Nittany LionsPenn State
+15000
N/A
+50000
+75000
N/A
+20000
+15000
Marquette Golden EaglesMarquette
+15000
N/A
+15000
+15000
+16000
+15000
+12500
Oklahoma State CowboysOK State
+15000
N/A
+20000
+20000
+20000
+15000
+12000
LSU TigersLSU
+15000
N/A
+15000
+20000
+15000
+15000
+10000
Butler BulldogsButler
+15000
N/A
+10000
+20000
+20000
+12000
+15000
Wake Forest Demon DeaconsWake Forest
+15000
N/A
+20000
+12500
+25000
+15000
+10000
Boise State BroncosBoise State
+15000
N/A
+30000
+50000
+40000
+15000
+15000
Wyoming CowboysWyoming
+15000
N/A
+20000
+50000
+20000
+10000
+15000
West Virginia MountaineersWest Virginia
+15390
N/A
+20000
+30000
N/A
+20000
+12500
Arizona State Sun DevilsArizona St
+20000
N/A
+20000
+20000
+20000
+20000
+15000
Mississippi State BulldogsMississippi St
+20000
N/A
+20000
+50000
+20000
+20000
+15000
BYU CougarsBYU
+20000
N/A
+25000
+50000
+25000
+20000
+15000
Stanford CardinalStanford
+20000
N/A
+50000
+30000
+50000
+20000
+20000
Wichita State ShockersWichita State
+20000
N/A
+25000
+75000
+30000
+20000
+20000
Minnesota Golden GophersMinnesota
+20000
N/A
+50000
+20000
+50000
+20000
+20000
North Carolina State WolfpackNC State
+20000
N/A
+30000
+30000
+35000
+20000
+20000
Northwestern WildcatsNorthwestern
+20000
N/A
+50000
+100000
N/A
+20000
+20000
Utah State AggiesUtah State
+20000
N/A
+30000
+100000
+30000
+20000
+15000
Belmont BruinsBelmont
+20000
N/A
+25000
+100000
+30000
+20000
+15000
Virginia Commonwealth RamsVCU
+20000
N/A
+20000
+30000
+20000
+20000
+20000
San Francisco DonsSan Francisco
+20000
N/A
+50000
+50000
N/A
+20000
+20000
Clemson TigersClemson
+20000
N/A
+30000
+15000
+40000
+20000
+12000
Cincinnati BearcatsCincinnati
+20000
N/A
+30000
+30000
+40000
+20000
+15000
Massachusetts MinutemenUMASS
+20000
N/A
N/A
+75000
N/A
N/A
+20000
South Carolina GamecocksS. Carolina
+22223
N/A
+30000
+75000
N/A
+25000
+20000
Washington HuskiesWashington
+22223
N/A
+30000
+30000
N/A
+25000
+20000
UC Santa Barbara GauchosUCSB
+25000
N/A
N/A
+500000
N/A
N/A
+25000
Iona GaelsIona
+25000
N/A
N/A
+30000
N/A
+15000
+25000
UAB BlazersUAB
+25000
N/A
N/A
+75000
N/A
+20000
+25000
Akron ZipsAkron
+25000
N/A
N/A
+100000
N/A
+25000
+25000
North Texas Mean GreenNorth Texas
+25000
N/A
N/A
+75000
N/A
+25000
+25000
South Dakota State JackrabbitsSD State
+25000
N/A
N/A
+100000
N/A
+25000
+25000
Vermont CatamountsVermont
+25000
N/A
N/A
+100000
N/A
+25000
+25000
Ohio BobcatsOhio
+25000
N/A
N/A
+100000
N/A
+25000
+25000
Rhode Island RamsRhode Island
+25000
N/A
N/A
+50000
N/A
+25000
+25000
Nevada Wolf PackNevada
+25000
N/A
N/A
+150000
N/A
+25000
+25000
DePaul Blue DemonsDePaul
+25000
N/A
N/A
+100000
N/A
+25000
+25000
Oral Roberts Golden EaglesOral Roberts
+25000
N/A
N/A
+200000
N/A
+25000
+25000
Liberty FlamesLiberty
+25000
N/A
N/A
+150000
N/A
+25000
+25000
Richmond SpidersRichmond
+25000
N/A
+50000
+20000
+50000
+20000
+25000
Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsGA Tech
+25000
N/A
+50000
+30000
+50000
+20000
+25000
Georgia BulldogsGeorgia
+25000
N/A
+50000
+50000
N/A
+20000
+25000
Murray State RacersMurray State
+25000
N/A
+50000
+50000
+60000
+20000
+25000
Southern Methodist MustangsSMU
+25000
N/A
+30000
+30000
+40000
+20000
+25000
Pittsburgh PanthersPittsburgh
+25000
N/A
+50000
+50000
+60000
+25000
+25000
Vanderbilt CommodoresVanderbilt
+25000
N/A
+20000
+25000
+30000
+25000
+25000
Missouri TigersMissouri
+25000
N/A
+50000
+20000
N/A
+25000
+25000
Nebraska CornhuskersNebraska
+25000
N/A
+50000
+50000
+60000
+25000
+25000
Buffalo BullsBuffalo
+25000
N/A
N/A
+75000
N/A
+25000
N/A
Tulsa Golden HurricaneTulsa
+25000
N/A
N/A
+150000
N/A
+25000
N/A
UCF KnightsUCF
+25000
N/A
N/A
+50000
N/A
+25000
N/A
Drake BulldogsDrake
+25000
N/A
+25000
+50000
+25000
+25000
+25000
Washington State CougarsWashington St
+25000
N/A
+30000
+50000
+30000
+25000
+20000
Utah UtesUtah
+25000
N/A
+50000
+25000
+50000
+25000
+20000
Oregon State BeaversOregon St
+25000
N/A
+50000
+75000
+60000
+25000
+20000
Boston College EaglesBoston Col
+25000
N/A
+50000
+30000
+60000
+25000
+20000
California BearsCalifornia
+33344
N/A
+50000
+30000
N/A
+25000
N/A
St. John's Red StormSt. John's
+40000
N/A
+25000
+20000
+40000
+25000
+40000
Eastern Washington EaglesEastern Wash
+50000
N/A
N/A
+500000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Cleveland State VikingsCleveland St
+50000
N/A
N/A
+200000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Grand Canyon AntelopesGrand Canyon
+50000
N/A
N/A
+250000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Georgia State PanthersGeorgia State
+50000
N/A
N/A
+250000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Cal State Fullerton TitansCS Fullerton
+50000
N/A
N/A
+200000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Jacksonville State GamecocksJax State
+50000
N/A
N/A
+250000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Chattanooga MocsChattanooga
+50000
N/A
N/A
+100000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Georgetown HoyasGeorgetown
+50000
N/A
+50000
+50000
+50000
+20000
+50000
New Mexico State AggiesN. Mexico St
+50000
N/A
+50000
+100000
+60000
N/A
+50000
South Florida BullsS. Florida
+50000
N/A
N/A
+250000
N/A
+25000
+50000
Temple OwlsTemple
+50000
N/A
N/A
+100000
N/A
+25000
+50000
Northern Iowa PanthersN. Iowa
+50000
N/A
N/A
+75000
N/A
+25000
+50000
UNLV RebelsUNLV
+50000
N/A
N/A
+150000
N/A
+25000
+50000
Drexel DragonsDrexel
+50000
N/A
N/A
+250000
N/A
+25000
+50000
Delaware Fightin Blue HensDelaware
+50000
N/A
N/A
+200000
N/A
+25000
+50000
Colgate RaidersColgate
+50000
N/A
N/A
+150000
N/A
+20000
+50000
Wright State RaidersWright State
+50000
N/A
N/A
+250000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Winthrop EaglesWinthrop
+50000
N/A
N/A
+500000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Fresno State BulldogsFresno State
+50000
N/A
+50000
+100000
+60000
+25000
N/A
Western Kentucky HilltoppersW. Kentucky
+50000
N/A
N/A
+200000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Princeton TigersPrinceton
+50000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Missouri State BearsMissouri St
+50000
N/A
N/A
+150000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Harvard CrimsonHarvard
+50000
N/A
N/A
+250000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Longwood LancersLongwood
+50000
N/A
N/A
+250000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Eastern Michigan EaglesE. Michigan
+50000
N/A
N/A
+200000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Montana State BobcatsMontana St
+50000
N/A
N/A
+500000
N/A
N/A
+50000
UNC Greensboro SpartansUNC Greensboro
+50000
N/A
N/A
+500000
N/A
N/A
+50000
East Tennessee State BuccaneersEast Tenn
+50000
N/A
N/A
+500000
N/A
N/A
+50000
St. Peter's PeacocksSt. Peter's
+50000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Texas Southern TigersTexas Southern
+50000
N/A
N/A
+500000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Pennsylvania QuakersPenn
+50000
N/A
N/A
+500000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Norfolk State SpartansNorfolk State
+50000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+50000
Howard BisonHoward
+50000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+50000
Abilene Christian WildcatsAb Christian
+50000
N/A
N/A
+500000
N/A
N/A
+50000
New Mexico LobosNew Mexico
+50000
N/A
N/A
+150000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Morehead State EaglesMorehead St
+50000
N/A
N/A
+250000
N/A
N/A
+50000
Appalachian State MountaineersApp State
+50000
N/A
N/A
+250000
N/A
N/A
+50000

Past NCAA Tournament Winners

Here's a look at the last 10 NCAA Tournament winners and their odds going into the Big Dance. As you can see, the favorites don't always come out on top.

Year Winner Title Odds
2022 Kansas (34-6) +1200
2021 Baylor (28-2) +800
2020 Canceled N/A
2019 Virginia (35-3) +1350
2018 Villanova (36-4) +2700
2017 North Carolina (33-7) +1900
2016 Villanova (35-5) +2500
2015 Duke (35-4) +900
2014 Connecticut (32-8) +6500
2013 Louisville (35-5)* +700
2012 Kentucky (38-2) +550
NCAA Tournament Betting FAQ
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