Colorado Futures: Odds to Win the College Basketball National Championship

Posted on March 16, 2023

Oddsmakers list the Colorado Buffaloes (18-16) as a potential contender to claim the 2022-23 College Basketball National Championship (+50000 odds, 24th-best in college basketball). They next play at home against the Utah Valley Wolverines on Sunday, March 19 at 9:30 PM ET.

Sportsbooks have the Buffaloes at +4000 to win the postseason tournament in the Pac-12.

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Colorado Futures: Odds to Win the National Championship

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
+50000 24th Bet $100 to win $50000
  • The Buffaloes, based on their national championship odds (+50000), rank much higher (24th-best in the country) than they do in our computer ranking (57th).
  • Colorado’s national championship odds have worsened since the preseason, going from +20000 before the season to +50000 currently. That’s the 21st-biggest change in the country.
  • Looking at their current odds (+50000), the Buffaloes have a 0.2% chance of winning the national championship.

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Colorado NCAA Tournament Resume

  • The Buffaloes beat the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies in a 103-75 win on November 18, which was their signature victory of the season.
  • Colorado has played six games against Top 25 teams, winning two of them.
  • Against Quadrant 1 opponents (based on the RPI), the Buffaloes are 4-8 (.333%) — tied for the 37th-most victories, but also tied for the 44th-most losses.
  • The Buffaloes have tied for the 49th-most Quadrant 3 victories in the country based on the RPI (seven).
  • The Buffs face the 17th-hardest schedule in the country, based on our predictions.
  • Colorado has no games remaining versus teams with worse records, and one game versus teams with above .500 records.

Top Colorado Performers

  • Tristan Da Silva: 16.0 PTS, 1.2 STL, 49.9 FG%, 41.0 3PT% (55-for-134)
  • KJ Simpson: 15.9 PTS, 1.5 STL, 39.6 FG%, 27.6 3PT% (37-for-134)
  • Luke O’Brien: 6.1 PTS, 42.4 FG%, 30.3 3PT% (23-for-76)
  • Dominique Clifford: 5.9 PTS, 37.3 FG%, 27.8 3PT% (20-for-72)
  • Julian Hammond: 6.9 PTS, 40.0 FG%, 34.2 3PT% (26-for-76)

Colorado’s Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent H/A Time (ET)
Sun, Mar 19 Utah Valley H 9:30 PM

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