The men’s college basketball world celebrates the end of March Madness and the crowning of a new champion in Kansas. The Jayhawks capped off an amazing comeback from a 15-point deficit at halftime to overtake North Carolina and first-year coach Hubert Davis.
The oddsmakers, as almost always is the case, were right on the money, as the Tar Heels covered in a 72-69 loss due to Kansas being a 4-point favorite with most sportsbooks.
It is never too early to look ahead. How about a peek at New York sports betting odds for the 2022-23 season?
Those odds already have been posted by BetRivers New York, one of the eight mobile providers you can legally bet with in New York.
Unfortunately, New Yorkers can’t bet on their collegiate teams and any collegiate event that happens in the Empire State as the state prohibits betting on college sports involving in-state teams.
Neighboring New Jersey has the same limitations as well.
Who’s No. 1?
Still, we know bettors and sports fans have interest. Here are the top 10 or so teams oddsmakers at BetRivers see as viable national champs this time next year, with a surprising team on top:
- Arkansas +900
- Duke +900
- Gonzaga +1000
- Kansas +1100
- UCLA +1400
- North Carolina +1400
- Kentucky +1400
- Baylor +1600
- Arizona +1600
- Houston +1600
- Villanova +1600
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New York, New York
And here are the odds bettors around the nation see for the top five New York university teams in 2023.
Syracuse (+10000): Certainly, Syracuse’s record (16-17 overall, 9-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) and 10th-place league finish was not satisfactory for the school, the fans, the team and for coach Jim Boeheim as well. A rebuild is in the works and a refresh is in need for Syracuse heading into next season.
St. Bonaventure (+15000): The Bonnies’ 23-10 record was solid, but it could have been better. Three consecutive road victories over Colorado, Oklahoma and Virginia led them to the NIT Final Four at Madison Square Garden, before bowing to eventual NIT champion Xavier, 84-77, in the semifinals.
St. Bonaventure started the season 8-1 and with a Top 25 ranking, but endured a disastrous two-month stretch in which it went 4-6 and left chances for three Quadrant 1 wins and 3 Q2 wins on the table. It ended the season with a 6-2 stretch with four of those wins coming in Q3 or Q4. Coach Mark Schmidt loses five seniors, but he has established a foundation where the rabid fan base will not accept anything less than a post-season tournament berth.
Iona (+25000): Under coach Rick Pitino, the preseason Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference favorite Gaels went 25-8, but ended the season with two consecutive losses, one in the MAAC Tournament (to Rider, 71-70) and the first round of the NIT at Florida (79-74). Look for Pitino to be the preseason conference favorite again, despite the Elite Eight success of conference rival Saint Peter’s.
Colgate (+50000): Finished the season with a 23-12 overall record and captured the Patriot League Tournament title at home with a 74-58 victory over Navy on March 9. Earned an automatic bid to this year’s NCAA Tournament, eventually losing in a gallant effort against Wisconsin, 67-60, in the first round.
On March 29, coach Matt Langel agreed to a contract extension at the university through 2030. Langel had been sought for other Division 1 jobs.
In other words, the program is on solid ground with a strong foundation.St. John’s (+50000): Finished the year with a lackluster 17-15 record but showed signs of improvement with a road win at Seton Hall and a heartbreaking Big East Tournament loss to eventual conference champion and Final Four entrant, Villanova, 66-65, in the quarterfinals.
Mike Anderson will lose junior Julian Champagnie, a two-time All-Big East first team honoree, as he announced last Saturday he intends to forego the remainder of his collegiate eligibility by entering the 2022 NBA Draft and hiring an agent.