West Virginia Futures: Odds to Win the College Basketball National Championship

Posted on March 14, 2023

The West Virginia Mountaineers (19-14) are in the running when it comes to winning the 2022-23 College Basketball National Championship, with +8000 odds to win it all (which ranks 25th in college basketball) as they ready for a matchup against the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday, March 16 at 12:15 PM ET.

The Mountaineers’ odds to win the Big 12 tournament are +1200.

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West Virginia Futures: Odds to Win the National Championship

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
+8000 25th Bet $100 to win $8000
  • In terms of winning the national championship, the Mountaineers (+8000) rank lower according to bookmakers (25th-best in the country) than they do in our computer rankings (23rd-best).
  • West Virginia’s national championship odds have gotten better since the preseason, going from +20000 before the season to +8000 currently. That’s the 41st-biggest change in the country.
  • The Mountaineers have a 1.2% chance of winning the national championship, based on their most recent odds (+8000).

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West Virginia NCAA Tournament Resume

  • In their signature win of the season, the Mountaineers defeated the No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats, 89-81, on March 4.
  • Against teams ranked in the AP’s Top 25, West Virginia has been victorious in two of 13 games (15.4% win percentage) this season.
  • Based on the RPI, the Mountaineers have four Quadrant 1 wins, tied for the 34th-most in the nation. But they also have 13 Quadrant 1 losses, the most in the nation.
  • West Virginia has tied for the fourth-most Quadrant 2 wins in the nation based on the RPI (eight).
  • When facing Quadrant 3 teams (according to the RPI), the Mountaineers are 1-1 (.500%) — tied for the 272nd-most victories.
  • Based on our predictions, the Mountaineers have the fourth-hardest schedule in the country.
  • WVU has one game left against teams with above .500 records, and no games versus squads with a worse record than its own.

Top West Virginia Performers

  • Erik Stevenson: 15.5 PTS, 43.8 FG%, 38.1 3PT% (77-for-202)
  • Tre Mitchell: 11.6 PTS, 47.1 FG%, 37.9 3PT% (36-for-95)
  • Kedrian Johnson: 11.2 PTS, 1.8 STL, 40.2 FG%, 29.2 3PT% (26-for-89)
  • Joe Toussaint: 9.5 PTS, 37.2 FG%, 31.3 3PT% (31-for-99)
  • Emmitt Matthews Jr.: 10.4 PTS, 47.8 FG%, 31.7 3PT% (26-for-82)

West Virginia’s Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent H/A Time (ET)
Thu, Mar 16 Maryland A 12:15 PM

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