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2017-18 Virginia Basketball Season Countdown: Las Vegas says Virginia has a chance at NCAA title

Sportsbook are unsure how to bet the Cavaliers

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Second Round - Virginia v Florida Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Alright fellow gambling degenerates, here it is – your first taste of the 2017-18 Virginia men’s basketball gambling guide! We are just EIGHT days from the season kicking off, so let’s jump in.

Heading into this season, expectations are comparatively low for the Cavaliers as they open the season at 50/1 odds (per Vegas Insider) to win the National Championship on April 2nd in San Antonio, Texas.

Over the past few years, Virginia has garnered mostly love from the Las Vegas sportsbooks. In 2015-2016 the ‘Hoos opened as co-favorites to win the national championship at 10-1 (prior to Justin Anderson announcing his entry into the NBA Draft) and 25/1 this past season.

Vegas seems relatively unsure where to put the Cavalier’s odds. Around the web Virginia’s odds fluctuate anywhere from 25/1 (Oddshark) to 66/1 (Bovada) with the happy medium landing around the 50/1 mark.

The ACC is well represented in the current odds with national media and prognosticator favorite, Duke, leading the way at 5/1 odds, North Carolina at 12/1 and Louisville third at 20/1. Take a look at the chart to see how the rest of the ACC is represented (odds from Oddshark).

ACC Preseason NCAA Championship Odds

School Odds
School Odds
Duke 13/2
North Carolina 8/1
UVa 25/1
Miami 25/1
Virginia Tech 40/1
Wake Forest 80/1
Georgia Tech 80/1
Syracuse 80/1
Pittsburgh 100/1
Clemson 150/1
NC State 250/1
Boston College 1000/1

The Hoos open the season on Friday, November 10 at 7pm against UNC-Greensboro.