Indiana now 25-1 to win 2017 national championship

  • 10/11/2016 8:51 am in

In what will likely be its only release of odds before the 2016-2017 season tips off next month, Bovada has dropped the odds for Indiana to win the 2017 national championship.

The Hoosiers, who were 20-1 in Bovada’s last update in April, now sit at 25-1.

Michigan State, another team getting plenty of mention as a potential Big Ten favorite, also saw its odds drop from 12-1 in April to 16-1 currently.

Wisconsin, meanwhile, moved from 25-1 in April to 16-1.

Other Big Ten programs listed include Purdue and Maryland at 50-1, Michigan at 66-1, Iowa at 100-1, Ohio State at 150-1, Illinois at 300-1, Minnesota at 300-1, Nebraska at 300-1 and Penn State at 500-1.

Bovada also released odds for the 2016-2017 Associated Press national player of the year and Indiana’s Thomas Bryant is the fifth choice at 9-1.

Ahead of Bryant are Duke’s Grayson Allen at 6-1, Washington’s Markelle Fultz at 7-1, Cal’s Ivan Rabb at 8-1 and Duke’s Jayson Tatum at 8-1.

Other Big Ten players on the board for AP national player of the year include Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ at 33-1 and Maryland’s Melo Trimble, who is also at 33-1.

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  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    so they’re telling us there’s a chance!

  • TomJameson

    I’ll take those odds, with the understanding that it’s just a very long-range WAG = Wild A$$ Guess.

  • HuntinHoosier86


  • dwdkc

    That’s a lot of love for Thomas. Hope he lives up to it. I wonder if the drop is mostly Hartman-related?

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    25-1 eh? i say we are houston bound!!

  • millzy32

    After this season you can probably say “Un- Drafted, clap clap, clap”

  • John D Murphy

    That’s probably about right. I would say moving from 20-1 to 25-1 is more about the action (betting or not betting on IU more or less than expected) than CH’s injury and is a pretty small adjustment. But it is still generally correct. We are probably about a sweet 16 team. That means moving further depends upon specific performances and match-ups. We also don’t have a program or coach that has made multiple final four appearances recently so we don’t get the benefit of the doubt for that. I’m not googling from work but I would interested to see where teams general ranked around us ended up with their odds: Xavier, Arizona, etc… I find it pretty interesting that Purdue and Maryland have the same odds when Purdue has generally higher predictions right now. Also PSU seems to be a real value compared to Minnesota and Nebraska.

  • It’s getting to the point where I don’t really care how we’re being rated. It’s time to just start playing and see how things work out for themselves. If the team ends up completely healthy by the time the B1G rolls around, I think we have a good shot to make some real noise. I can certainly understand being rated lower at the moment, given that some health issues haven’t worked themselves out.

    I’ll say this, though: I think TB is going to show us that if he has anything to say, we’ll be involved in the national title hunt.

  • HuntinHoosier86

    Totes McGoats.