Best futures bets for college basketball

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Best futures bets for college basketball

Football is still dominating the betting market. The CBB futures board hasn't been picked over by the public yet. The board is more interesting now that the college basketball season is over.

The conference outrights for college basketball are still months away. North Carolina, Kentucky and Crieghton are disappointing bets for bettors. Purdue, Connecticut and Tennessee are providing optimism for early betters. The Boilermakers were 66-1 to win the national championship in early November. They are the current Big Ten favorite (-130 BetRivers) and so is Edey for the Wooden Award (-110 DraftKings). Rick Barnes' Volunteers are playing some of the best defense in the country. The team has the height in Adama Sanogo and Donovan Clingan.

Purdue is a good team, but it's too late to bet on them to win the conference. There are five other Big Ten contenders who can win it. Now is the time to consider plays on UConn and Tennessee. Houston is not worth betting on for the national championship or the Final Four. Tennessee is worth a futures ticket for a national championships and one for Final 4. Houston's odds for both are too low. The Final Fours are also not appealing. It's better to get a ticket to the championship and then store away. If Tennessee gets a No.1 seed, the odds will be closer to +100.

Xavier is the favorite to win the Big East. The Musketeers are undefeated and are ahead of Providence. Virginia is a favorite for the ACC title. It's a good timing for a wager on the team. The team with the big names and expectations is UNC and Duke. They are in the 6/7-1 range. Miami is in 6-7.1. Their turn to do so is early February. There are 12-15 conference games left. UConn has three Big Eights losses. Providence has upcoming losses against Creighton, Marquette, and Butler.