NCAA BASKETBALL – 12.2.2019 – College Hoops National Title Futures to Consider (Free)


Hello Daily Play Action! Anthony Marro here, back with something a little different today. Rather than breaking down my best bets for tonight I am letting you know the futures you should bet on for the 2020 National Champion. Last year I was happy to supply over 300 picks against the spread and finish the season cashing at a rate of just about 59%. This year, betting write-ups have been posted exclusively on DPA and I have treated readers to a 50% rate through the toughest month of the season. Be sure to follow my Twitter for two free picks tonight and to see my picks every night this season!

I will now be providing my picks for who I believe has the best value to win the National Championship. I prefer to diversify my bets on champion and this article will detail how I recommend you spread an investment across five teams. However, if I had to chose one team at this point of the season to win it all it is the Oregon Ducks

Spread $1,000 as detailed below and you are guaranteed a profit of at least $3,500 when one of these teams cuts down the nets in April. Now let’s dive into these picks! All odds are the most recent offered as of December 2nd, 2019

Oregon Ducks +1400 (33% of Total Wager)

  • You may be a bit surprised to see me betting them after two losses but this team has proven they are going to be in it all season long. They have senior guard play which you absolutely love to see in college basketball as it very clearly separates the good teams from the great. I am going to be shocked if Oregon is not playing in the Elite Eight
  • This team is Top 10 in offensive efficiency and I imagine they finish the season even better than they have started. By finding more turnovers and a better defensive rhythm I think they should have no problem shutting down the more star-studded teams during the months of March and April
  • If they can find a way to beat Michigan on December 14th, I think the Oregon Ducks actually have a shot at winning every game down the stretch. They should finish with no more than five losses to their name and a can secure a PAC-12 championship which would place them firmly on the 1 or 2 seed line

Michigan Wolverines +2000 (22% of Total Wager)

  • It does not mean too much, but the fact remains the Battle 4 Atlantis Champion has hoisted the trophy in April the past two seasons. Michigan did not only win in the Bahamas, but they impressed against both North Carolina and a great Gonzaga team
  • The Big Ten schedule is horrible for just about every team in the conference and I think the Wolverines will collect quite a few losses in the regular season. I also would not guarantee they play in the conference championship but even in that scenario they should be no worse than a 4 seed on Selection Sunday
  • Talented seniors Jon Teske and Zavier Simpson have made runs in the tournament before and want to finish with a championship in their final season. Usually, I do not like coaches who lack Big Dance experience but Juwan Howard as a player learned just about everything he will need to know in order to win in March

Virginia Cavaliers +2500 (18% of Total Wager)

  • Defense wins championships and Virginia is on a historical pace with how few points they have allowed so far this year. To get the defending champions at this number seems too good to be true but it is not far-fetched to see a repeat. Florida is the latest to do so in 2006-2007 and I think the Cavaliers have a legitimate chance to this year
  • Four players on this team played for at least 25 minutes in last year’s National Championship game. That includes Mamadi Diakite who by the end of the season may very well be the Player of the Year in the ACC. If their offense improves, they will be playing deep into the tournament for the second straight year
  • Louisville will probably be the most trouble for Virginia to face in conference. Aside from that though I think the experience of Virginia will shine through in most games. They will be around the 2 seed line and there is no way this team loses in the first weekend

Maryland Terrapins +2500 (18% of Total Wager)

  • On paper I think Maryland may be the most talented team in the country. Anthony Cowan is electric at guard and Jalen Smith will be playing in the NBA next season. The Big Ten schedule will test this team, but they are improved from last year when they made the Round of 32 and nearly made it past the LSU Tigers
  • The offense is already doing everything they need to in order to win and just a small improvement on the defensive side of the ball should be enough to get Maryland over the hump. Defending better outside the arc is the main flaw that Mark Turgeon needs to focus on correcting but I think they will do fine implicating better technique by March
  • You may not like having two Big Ten teams on your bet slip but this is a testament to how good the conference really is. To see no champion emerge from here since Michigan State in 2000 is ridiculous and a streak like that is ready to end now two decades later

Baylor Bears +5000 (9% of Total Wager)

  • I think Baylor should find themselves on the 4 seed line or better which gives us incredible value at +5000 odds. The reason I would not bet much more on this pick is because of a lack of senior talent but Freddie Gillespie has all the pieces around him he will need to lead this squad to a Final Four
  • As I stated before it is important for me to diversify with my picks so here you have another conference represented, the Big 12, and incredible odds on a team that very well could knock off Texas Tech and Kansas. Their road games against each are back to back and winning just one would be huge come selection Sunday
  • The sky is the limit for Scott Drew this season. I think with two potential ranked wins coming this month and a game against Florida in the Big 12-SEC challenge will help grow this young team. Just a couple of tough games going their way and Baylor will be in a great position to make a deep run this postseason