Kentucky Futures: Odds to Win the College Basketball National Championship

Posted on January 27, 2023

The Kentucky Wildcats (22-11) are in the running when it comes to winning the 2022-23 College Basketball National Championship, with +2800 odds to win it all (which ranks 15th in college basketball) as they head into a matchup against the Kansas State Wildcats on Sunday, March 19 at 2:55 PM ET.

The Wildcats are +400 to win the SEC tournament.

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Kentucky Futures: Odds to Win the National Championship

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
+2800 15th Bet $100 to win $2800
  • The Wildcats’ national championship odds (+2800) rank them 15th-best in the country, four spots better than our computer rankings, where they are 19th-best.
  • Kentucky’s national championship odds have gotten worse since the preseason, going from +900 before the season to +2800 currently. That’s the 71st-biggest change in the country.
  • With national championship odds of +2800, the Wildcats sport a 3.4% chance of winning the national championship.

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Kentucky NCAA Tournament Resume

  • On January 21, the Wildcats registered their best win of the season, a 76-67 victory over the Texas A&M Aggies, who rank No. 17 in the AP’s Top 25.
  • Kentucky has played eight games versus Top 25 teams, securing wins in three of them.
  • The Wildcats have tied for the 20th-most Quadrant 1 wins in the country according to the RPI (six), but also have tied for the 56th-most Quadrant 1 defeats (seven).
  • Against Quadrant 2 opponents (according to the RPI), Kentucky is 5-2 (.714%) — tied for the 31st-most wins.
  • Based on our predictions, the Wildcats are facing the 30th-ranked schedule in terms of toughness.
  • Glancing at UK’s remaining schedule in 2022-23, it has one game against teams currently above .500, and no games versus squads whose records are poorer than its own.

Top Kentucky Performers

  • Oscar Tshiebwe: 16.2 PTS, 13.5 REB, 1.6 STL, 55.8 FG%
  • Jacob Toppin: 12.7 PTS, 47.0 FG%, 31.6 3PT% (18-for-57)
  • Cason Wallace: 11.4 PTS, 2.0 STL, 43.2 FG%, 34.1 3PT% (43-for-126)
  • Antonio Reeves: 14.6 PTS, 42.9 FG%, 41.4 3PT% (79-for-191)
  • Chris Livingston: 6.2 PTS, 43.3 FG%, 30.9 3PT% (17-for-55)

Kentucky’s Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent H/A Time (ET)
Sun, Mar 19 Kansas State A 2:55 PM

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