Michigan Futures: Odds to Win the College Basketball National Championship

Posted on March 16, 2023

A potential contender to win the 2022-23 College Basketball National Championship, the Michigan Wolverines (18-15) currently have +50000 odds to be the last team standing (which ranks 24th in college basketball). The next game up for them is on the road against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, March 18 at 12:00 PM ET.

Sportsbooks have the Wolverines at +1700 to win the postseason tournament in the Big Ten.

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Michigan Futures: Odds to Win the National Championship

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
+50000 24th Bet $100 to win $50000
  • The Wolverines rank 24th-best in college basketball in terms of national championship odds (+50000). However, our computer rankings are significantly less positive, ranking them 46th, a difference of 22 spots.
  • Michigan’s current national championship odds sit at +50000. Compared to its odds before the season (+3500), that’s the third-biggest change in the country.
  • With national championship odds of +50000, the Wolverines have a 0.2% chance of winning the national championship.

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Michigan NCAA Tournament Resume

  • The Wolverines’ signature win of the season came in an 81-46 victory on January 1 against the Maryland Terrapins, who rank inside the top 50 (No. 25) in our computer rankings.
  • Michigan has played four games this season versus Top 25 teams, which has resulted in a winless record of 0-4 in those contests.
  • Based on the RPI, the Wolverines have 13 losses against Quadrant 1 teams, tied for the third-most in the nation.
  • When facing Quadrant 2 opponents (based on the RPI), Michigan is 5-1 (.833%) — tied for the 29th-most wins, but also tied for the 269th-most defeats.
  • The Wolverines face the 17th-toughest schedule in college basketball, based on our predictions.
  • Glancing at Michigan’s remaining schedule in 2022-23, it has no games versus teams with records worse than its own, and one versus squads currently above .500.

Top Michigan Performers

  • Hunter Dickinson: 18.4 PTS, 9.0 REB, 1.8 BLK, 56.0 FG%, 43.6 3PT% (24-for-55)
  • Kobe Bufkin: 14.0 PTS, 1.3 STL, 48.2 FG%, 35.5 3PT% (43-for-121)
  • Jett Howard: 14.2 PTS, 41.4 FG%, 36.8 3PT% (78-for-212)
  • Dug McDaniel: 8.3 PTS, 1.2 STL, 37.7 FG%, 34.8 3PT% (31-for-89)
  • Terrance Williams II: 6.1 PTS, 38.7 FG%, 25.0 3PT% (17-for-68)

Michigan’s Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent H/A Time (ET)
Sat, Mar 18 Vanderbilt A 12:00 PM

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