The 2019-20 College Basketball season tips off this week, and here are 7 BOLD predictions. Some will come true. Some won’t. But they are all crazy bold.
2019-20 College Basketball Bold Betting Predictions
The Baylor Bears Will Make The Final Four +1350
Don’t sleep on this team. This season’s Baylor Bears may essentially have a similar roster. However, last season, four of the team’s top five scorers missed at least five games last season due to either injury or suspension, and the team still won 20 games. This year’s Baylor’s season win total is 21½ games making the over a smart bet.
The Georgia Bulldogs Will Win The SEC +2500
Hear me out. Betting on UGA to win the SEC over UK or Florida is sounds way beyond bold. It’s downright crazy. But here is why I am bullish on the Bulldogs. Georgia has the coach it wants in place. The roster features two future NBA players in blue-chip freshman guard Anthony Edwards and forward Rayshaun Hammonds. If you still think this bet is too bold, wait a few weeks and jump on them after the proof is in the pudding.
Syracuse will win 20 games
The oddsmakers are loco. The total wins for Syracuse is 18½. If you sleep on this team in the pre-season, jump on its national title futures after a few wins. Head coach Jim Boeheim is a Hall of Fame coach with a national championship, five Final Fours and 10 Big East championships to his name. The odds of Syracuse winning the National Title are +12000, and to make the Final Four are +2500.
The Florida Gators will NOT
Florida’s season over/under win total is 23½, and with the second-hardest out-of-league schedule, that is a stretch. This is the best Gators team since 2013-14 when Florida made the Final Four, but the schedule makers did dem dirty.
Louisville will win the ACC over Duke
Louisville is the second favorite at +400 to win the ACC over Duke at +300. Duke is gonna Duke even after losing Zion and RJ Barrett to the NBA. But Louisville is going to surprise a lot of folk after being a No. 7 seed during last season’s March Madness. Six of their top seven scorers are returning. Moreover, grad transfer Lamarr Kimble, who averaged 15.6 points per game at Saint Joseph’s, is joining the team. In a world of one and done a seasoned roster is nothing to sneeze at.