Andrew Wiggins Signs With Kansas-Scrambles NCAA Odds
The odds to win the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament next April have just undergone a major shake-up after the Kansas Jayhawks landed highly sought after recruit Andrew Wiggins who some are saying is the best high school player since LeBron James.
It was quite a coop and the Jayhawk’s odds to win the NCAA Basketball Tournament climbed way up to number two on the list… right behind Kentucky… and displacing the reigning champion Louisville Cardinals.
The 2014 NCAA Basketball Finals will be held in Cowboy Stadium and are expected to be the most widely attended… and widely viewed “Final Four’ in the history of the event.
Even though the Wildcats missed ‘the Dance’ last year, Kentucky head coach John Calipari had a terrific year recruiting new talent and he looks to be loaded for bear for next season. Despite the shake up to the remainder of the field, the Wildcats remain the favorites to win it all… still showing 4-to-1 odds.
The addition of Andrew Wiggins to the Jayhawks is seen in Las Vegas as such a major move that the oddsmakers have moved Kansas from 9th place to 2nd from 18-to-1 down to 10-to-1 that’s a big move in less than the 60 days since the odds first came out back in mid-April.
Wiggins hails from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was named the Naismith Prep Player of the Year for 2013 in addition to being on the McDonalds All-American squad. He will add one more strong weapon in Coach Bill Self’s already loaded arsenal.
ODDS TO WIN 2014 MEN’S NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – FROM MID-APRIL
North Carolina 12/1
Ohio State 14/1
Michigan State 15/1
North Carolina State 35/1
Kansas State 40/1
Oklahoma State 40/1
West Virginia 45/1
Notre Dame 50/1
On June 21, after initially being adjusted to 15-to-1 upon Wiggins’ announcement, the Kansas Wildcats have been lowered even further, to 10-to-1, according to Jeff Sherman of the LVH SuperBook.
MICHIGAN ST 12-1
OHIO ST 15-1
NORTH CAROLINA 15-1
OKLAHOMA ST 40-1
ST LOUIS 50-1