2023 NCAA Tournament Title Odds Tracker
Duke and North Carolina are favored to win the NCAA Tournament entering the 2022-23 season
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
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.
|2017||North Carolina (33-7)||+1900|