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Kentucky is 5-1 favorite after Wiggins signs with Kansas

By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer

With Andrew Wiggins heading to Kansas, Vegas adjusted its odds for winning the title. (USATSI)
With Andrew Wiggins heading to Kansas, Vegas put the school near the top of its odds for winning the title. (USATSI)

With Andrew Wiggins finally picking his school for next season, Bovada has released its national-title odds for men's basketball in 2013-14. Surprised? Well, casinos out in the desert usually wait for all the NBA defections to occur. Then, if there are a few big-time recruits still waiting in the wings -- like we saw this season -- the numbers don't get put up until May.

(It's similar to how we shift our offseason Top 25 (and one), which was tweaked this week.)

So, with that in mind, here's how you can lay your cash down in Vegas right now. The Wiggins factor doesn't vault Kansas as the favorite over Kentucky, but it squarely puts Bill Self's team at No. 2, a spot that it most definitely wouldn't have been in if Wiggins wound up at Florida State, UK or UNC. The defending national champions -- who bring plenty back -- are third, while Michigan State and Duke round out the top five. I've passed along basically the top 40 teams. It's a relatively safe bet that one of these clubs will snip the nets next season, but good luck guessing the right one.

There are two prop bets related to Wiggins posted below the team odds.

2013-14 national-title odds

Kentucky 5-1
Kansas 11-2
Louisville 17-2
Michigan State 12-1
Duke 14-1
Arizona 15-1
North Carolina 16-1
Florida 18-1
Ohio State 20-1
Syracuse 25-1
Connecticut 33-1
Indiana 33-1
Memphis 33-1
Michigan 33-1
Colorado 40-1
UCLA 40-1
Baylor 50-1
Creighton 50-1
Georgetown 50-1
Gonzaga 50-1
Iowa 50-1
Marquette 50-1
Missouri 50-1
NC State 50-1
New Mexico 50-1
Oklahoma State 50-1
Pittsburgh 50-1
Saint Louis 50-1
VCU 50-1
Wisconsin 50-1
Butler 66-1
Illinois 66-1
Minnesota 66-1
St. John's 66-1
Tennessee 66-1
UNLV 66-1
Villanova 66-1
Virginia 66-1
Wichita State 66-1

Will Wiggins be the No.1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft? Yes: -300 (1-3); No +200 (2-1)

Over/under on Wiggins' points-per-game average for 2013-14: 18

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