FIFA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP BETTING
FIFA Basketball World Cup Betting, the Cougars are deep and skilled enough to gamble on winning the Final Four in their own backyard. The World Series is now in full swing. The NFL season is halfway over, while college football is in the last month of its regular season. And the NBA and NHL campaigns have begun. In other words, the sports betting customer has a lot of activity to go through right now.
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The 2022-23 collegiate basketball season gets off Monday, just seven months after Kansas ripped down the nets in New Orleans (including 23 games involving preseason Top 25 teams). So the journey to Houston starts, where the new champion will be crowned on April 3. Who will be that champion? Which of the more than 360 Division I teams participating this season has a genuine chance of reaching the Final Four? And which colleges are safe bets to win the conference at the FIFA Basketball World Cup Betting?
With a preseason look at FIFA Basketball World Cup Betting futures chances from FanDuel, we answer these questions and more. Here are some of our best bets and sleeper picks for the upcoming season in college basketball.
Note: Odds are current as of 2 p.m. ET on November 1.
National championship odds in FIFA World Cup Basketball Betting
- Houston (+850) is the best bet.
- UCLA (+2000) is a sleeper.
No, we didn’t put those two schools on the incorrect lines by mistake. Houston really has better chances than the Bruins going into the season. Indeed, the third-ranked Cougars are the overall co-favorite to win it all at FIFA Basketball World Cup Betting, tied with Gonzaga atop the college basketball national championship odds board.
Houston, which went 32-6 last season, is stacked with talent once again. Veteran coach Kelvin Sampson has brought in much-touted recruits Jarace Walker (power forward) and Terrance Arceneaux (guard), both of whom are projected to compete for American Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors.
These two will be joined by a slew of returning players, including third-year point guard Jamal Shead and prolific scorer Marcus Sasser. Last season, he averaged 17.7 points per game before sustaining a toe injury that interrupted his junior season after just 12 games.
Sasser returns to a team that reached the Elite Eight and Final Four the previous two seasons thanks to a top-ten offense and defense.
Unless the injury bug strikes again, the Cougars are a guarantee to reach the NCAA Tournament. From there, they’ll be a real contender to return to the Final Four and be the final team remaining.
UCLA, like Houston, returns numerous important components from a team that finished in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament last year after reaching the Final Four in 2021. Coach Mick Cronin added guard Amari Bailey and forward Adem Bona to a roster that already had All-America hopeful Jaime Jaquez Jr at FIFA Basketball World Cup Betting.
It’s been almost three decades since the Bruins (No. 8 in the preseason poll) won their 11th national championship. However, given their depth and experience, they will be difficult to beat come March. As a result, UCLA’s current national championship odds of +2000 are appealing.
Final Four chances in FIFA World Cup Basketball Betting
- Kansas (+380) is the best bet.
- Virginia (+1000) is a sleeper.
Kansas, which won its first national championship since 2008 at the FIFA Basketball World Cup Betting, must replace its starting backcourt and top two scorers, Ochai Agbaji and Christian Braun, who left for the NBA.
However, with Bill Self in charge, it’s always about reloading rather than rebuilding. Self looks to have accomplished this, as 247sports ranks his 2022 recruiting class as the fourth best in the country. In addition, the Jayhawks are ranked fifth in the preseason polls. While Agbaji and Braun have left, big man David McCormack, who shone during last year’s national championship run, has returned.
In each of Self’s 19 seasons as head coach, the Jayhawks have qualified for the NCAA Tournament and have never been seeded lower than a No. 4 seed on the FIFA Basketball World Cup Betting. So we’re sure that this squad will be able to repair its weaknesses and reach the Final Four for the third time in the past five tournaments — and for the first time in precisely two decades.
In terms of Virginia, it seems like a decade has gone since the Cavaliers’ whirlwind 365-day journey from becoming the only No. 1 seed ever to lose a first-round NCAA Tournament game to winning the entire shebang. In truth, it’s only been three years, with the previous two being underwhelming by UVA standards.
After finishing 18-7 in 2020-21 and being eliminated in the first round once again, coach Tony Bennett’s team dropped to 21-14 last season and did not even get a tournament bid at the FIFA Basketball World Cup Betting.
Why may the Cavaliers regain relevance in 2022-23? To begin with, five of their top seven scorers from last season are back. This contains three players with double-digit averages. Bennett’s 2022 recruiting class was also rated 13th overall and 2nd in the ACC (behind only Duke, which was No. 1 overall).
In the FanDuel 2022-23 FIFA Basketball World Cup Betting conference championship odds market, No. 18 Virginia (+650) is the third favorite in the ACC, after only preseason No. 1 North Carolina (+135) and No. 7 Duke (+200).