The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has released their 2016 college basketball title odds and Maryland, North Carolina and Kentucky all open as co-favorites at 7-1.
From Andy Katz and David Purdum of ESPN.com:
Maryland is one of the favorites to win the 2016 men’s basketball national championship, according to a Las Vegas sportsbook, only one year removed from joining the Big Ten from the ACC.
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Terps pegged as a 7-1 co-favorite to win the title, along with Kentucky and North Carolina. Kansas is next at 12-1, followed by Iowa State (15-1) and defending champion Duke (18-1).
The rest of the top-10 includes Gonzaga (20-1), Villanova (20-1), Virginia (20-1) and Arizona (30-1).
As Katz and Purdum note, the biggest riser in Vegas is California. After signing elite recruits Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb, the Bears have gone from 100-1 (when SuperBook opened up their odds on April 20) to now 50-1. The biggest faller is Florida, who saw Billy Donovan bolt to the NBA (as well as see some recruits decommiting). They went from opening up at 40-1 to now being 100-1 long shots under new coach Mike White.
The ACC with six teams has the most teams among the top-25 listed at SuperBook, with the Big Ten and Big 12 having five each.