2023 NCAA Tournament Title Odds Tracker

Duke and North Carolina are favored to win the NCAA Tournament entering the 2022-23 season

Chase Howell
Chase Howell
April 5, 2022 at 8:15am EST

2023 National Title Odds

The 2021-22 season has come and gone, but it's never too early to look ahead to 2023.

Kansas and North Carolina earned the right to play for the national title this past season, but it's Duke (+750) that has emerged as the favorite to cut down the nets in 2023.

The Jayhawks and Tar Heels find themselves right behind the Blue Devils, though, with UNC at +1000 and Kansas at +1200.

Gonzaga (+1200) and Kentucky (+1200) also find themselves in the top five in terms of shortest odds, while Arkansas and Villanova lurk behind them.

College basketball national title odds can be volatile in the offseason since impact recruits, transfers and NBA Draft departures can have such a big impact on teams.

Odds via DraftKings, updated April 5

Team Odds
Duke +750
North Carolina +1000
Kentucky +1200
Kansas +1200
Gonzaga +1200
UCLA +1600
Arkansas +1600
Villanova +1800
Houston +1800
Arizona +1800
Texas +2000
Michigan +2200
Baylor +2200
Alabama +2800
Texas Tech +3500
Tennessee +4500
Purdue +4500
Auburn +4500
Virginia +5000
Oregon +5000
Memphis +5000
USC +5500
Indiana +7000
Dayton +7000
Xavier +8000
Texas A&M +8000
San Diego State +8000
Ohio State +8000
Michigan State +8000
Saint Louis +9000
Illinois +9000
Creighton +9000
Wisconsin +10000
UConn +10000
TCU +10000
Syracuse +10000
Notre Dame +10000
Florida State +10000
Davidson +11000
Virginia Tech +12000
Oklahoma +12000
Miami (FL) +12000
Iowa +12000
Seton Hall +14000
Colorado State +14000
Saint Mary's +15000
Maryland +15000
LSU +15000
Louisville +15000
Florida +15000
Marquette +16000
Iowa State +16000
Colorado +16000
Vanderbilt +18000
Loyola Chicago +18000
West Virginia +20000
VCU +20000
St. John's +20000
Providence +20000
Oklahoma State +20000
Mississippi State +20000
Arizona State +20000
Wake Forest +25000
St. Bonaventure +25000
BYU +25000

A Look at the NCAA Tournament Favorites

Duke Blue Devils (+750)

The Coach K era has come to an end in Durham, but books have not lowered expectations for the Blue Devils. Jon Scheyer begins his first season as Duke's head coach as the favorite to cut down the nets in 2023.

The Blue Devils suffered a debilitating loss to rival North Carolina in the Final Four last season.

With many players likely departing for the NBA — including star freshman Paolo Banchero — Duke will have to reload with its new head coach, but that's never a problem in Durham. The Blue Devils have the top ranked recruiting class for 2022, per 247, which includes three of the top five prospects nationally.

North Carolina Tar Heels (+1000)

What a year it was for Hubert Davis in his debut season as the Tar Heels' head coach. The former UNC player downed Duke in the regular-season finale and ended Mike Krzyzewski's career with a Final Four victory.

After reaching the national championship as an 8-seed last season, expectations remain high. North Carolina has the second-shortest odds to win the national title in 2023.

The Heels' roster features a number of star upperclassmen, including Armando Bacot, Brady Manek and Leaky Black. It will be interesting to see what the lineup looks like in Chapel Hill when November rolls around.

Kentucky Wildcats (+1200)

John Calipari took a different approach to team building last offseason, using mainly the transfer portal over his typically heavy recruiting approach.

It didn’t work in the Wildcats’ favor in 2021-22, though. Despite being labeled as one of the favorites to win the national title, the Wildcats were shockingly bounced in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by No. 15 Saint Peter’s.

Looking ahead to 2023, the true outlook for the Wildcats is dependent on whether Player of the Year Oscar Tshiebwe returns or not.

Kansas Jayhawks (+1200)

After years of high expectations, Ochai Agbaji finally broke through this season, averaging nearly 19 points per game and guiding Kansas to a share of the Big 12 regular-season title.

That success carried over into the postseason, as the Jayhawks looked unstoppable on their way to the national title game.

Turning the page to 2023, KU will lose Agbaji and David McCormack but will likely have Christian Braun and Jalen Wilson back. Also, don’t forget about the three five-star recruits that will be welcomed in Lawrence this offseason.

Gonzaga Bulldogs (+1200)

Mark Few is still searching for his first national title after his Bulldogs were eliminated by Arkansas in the Sweet 16 this past season.

The Zags will likely lose a number of key players, including potential No. 1 NBA Draft pick Chet Holmgren, as well as seniors Andrew Nembhard and Rasir Bolton.

But with Few in charge and the potential return of big man Drew Timme, Gonzaga could be set up well come November.

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Past NCAA Tournament Winners

Here's a look at the last ten NCAA Tournament winners and their odds going into the Big Dance. As you can see, the favorites don't always come out on top.

Year Winner Title Odds
2022 Kansas (34-6) +1200
2021 Baylor (28-2) +800
2020 Canceled N/A
2019 Virginia (35-3) +1350
2018 Villanova (36-4) +2700
2017 North Carolina (33-7) +1900
2016 Villanova (35-5) +2500
2015 Duke (35-4) +900
2014 Connecticut (32-8) +6500
2013 Louisville (35-5)* +700
2012 Kentucky (38-2) +550

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