Huskies open as betting preferred to duplicate title
UConn, fresh off winning the program’s 5th males’s basketball national championship, goes into the offseason as the team to beat next season too, according to early chances posted by sportsbooks.Caesars Sportsbook installed UConn as the preferred to win next season’s NCAA competition at 12-1. Kansas is next at 15-1, followed by UCLA and Duke at 16-1 each and Kentucky at 18-1. The Huskies entered this year’s tournament as a No. 4 seed with 15-1 odds to win the championship game at Caesars. They became the biggest pre-tournament long shot to win everything given that Villanova won the 2016 champion as a 35-1 long shot.Editor’s Picks 1 Associated UConn travelled through the tournament, winning by an average of 20 points per game and dealt with San Diego State in Monday’s national championship 76-59. UConn coach Dan Hurley is expected to return several crucial factors and strengthen the lineup with a highly promoted recruiting class.A secret to UConn’s prospects in 2023-24 is the status of star center Adama Sanogo, the Final 4’s A lot of Exceptional Player, who has two seasons of eligibility remaining. Although he is not considered a leading NBA draft prospect this year, 6-foot-9 Sanogo is, according to Hurley, an”NBA player” who will “play in the league for a very long time.”Sanogo informed press reporters after Monday’s championship game that he is unsure on his status for this year’s draft and that he prepares to mull the choice with his household and coaches.Arizona is 20-1 at Caesars to win the 2024 title, followed by Houston and Purdue at 22-1. Florida Atlantic, which made a Cinderella run to the Final 4, opened at 70-1, and San Diego State is 100-1.