Vegas Odds to win it all

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by SavageGator, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. SavageGator
    Offline

    SavageGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2007
    Messages:
    3,227
    Likes Received:
    234
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Brandon
    Ratings Received:
    +722
  2. demosthenes
    Online

    demosthenes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    7,210
    Likes Received:
    190
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Ratings Received:
    +944
    From the link:

    Kentucky 4:1

    Michigan 10:1

    Louisville 12:1
    Florida
    Arizona
    Kansas
    Duke

    North Carolina 15:1
    Ohio State
  3. ThePlayer
    Offline

    ThePlayer VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    27,630
    Likes Received:
    452
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +2,079
    So....Vegas believes Cal will build all the chemistry he needs for a Natty this quick?
  4. bogator
    Offline

    bogator Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Fort Myers
    Ratings Received:
    +1
    Interesting about UK. I actually think they might have a better chance of winning the national championship then the SEC. They have incredible talent, but have a lot of new cogs in the machine. I think they might struggle a bit early and lose some SEC games, particularly on the road. By the end of the season they might be very difficult to beat though.
  5. REM08
    Online

    REM08 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2010
    Messages:
    4,737
    Likes Received:
    184
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Ratings Received:
    +644
    I agree with a lot of what you're saying, but I think a team with this much talent will do well over the course of the SEC schedule. I might actually worry about a young team more in a one-and-done NCAA's type of situation - especially with the questions I have about this teams outside shooting ability.

    I guess I would put my money on UK next year, if I had to pick a team to win it, but I think Vegas has them as too big a favorite right now. Too many unknowns at this point. Outside shooting, leadership, chemistry/unselfishness. We can only guess so accurately as to how those areas will look.

    Unlike last year, I think there are going to be elite teams this year - and more than just one of them. I expect losses from UK early in the year. They've got 4 or 5 non conference games against ranked opponents - 2 of them (Mich St and UL) are going to be top 5 teams.
  6. Apeman
    Offline

    Apeman Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,957
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Ratings Received:
    +657
    I'll eat my words if it happens, but I really can't see this UK team winning the title. The 4:1 is a sucker bet.
  7. channingcrowderhungry
    Online

    channingcrowderhungry Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    4,938
    Likes Received:
    191
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Bottom of a pint glass
    Ratings Received:
    +826
    I agree. You never know what you're going to get when you replace most of your team every year. It's such a crapshoot, look at the UK team that lost in the NIT last year.
  8. GatorPlanet
    Offline

    GatorPlanet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    6,293
    Likes Received:
    159
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Maitland, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +626
    I thought Michigan would be an early favorite to get back to the title game. What happened, did they lose a lot of players?
  9. UFSECKINGS
    Offline

    UFSECKINGS VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    6,293
    Likes Received:
    60
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Lexington, KY
    Ratings Received:
    +95
    Lost Burke & Hardaway Jr.
  10. xenythx
    Online

    xenythx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2007
    Messages:
    7,037
    Likes Received:
    266
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +907
    This year's Kentucky team on paper might be one of the most talented I've seen in some time, even surpassing their championship team a couple of seasons ago. I think the difference is that they don't return key cogs like Darius Miller, Terrence Jones, and Doron Lamb who were instrumental in helping Kentucky win it all, especially the outside shooting of Miller and Lamb which most Calipari teams usually lack.
  11. ThePlayer
    Offline

    ThePlayer VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    27,630
    Likes Received:
    452
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +2,079
    But that monster kid at center is still hard to stop....no?
  12. ArtVandelay
    Offline

    ArtVandelay Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Messages:
    3,544
    Likes Received:
    112
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    South Florida
    Ratings Received:
    +415
    I think last year was their best chance at a title. I thought they were the best team and were going to win. They will be Top 10, but I don't see them winning it all.

Share This Page