Looking to wager some cheddar right now on college basketball? Want to get ahead of the crowd and try to find some good value for so-called long shots to win the NCAA title in 2017? Let's take a look at where the best values are at. Here, take a look at VegasInsider.com's listing of college hoops futures on winning it all. All of those odds are favorable, relatively speaking, but you can really hit big if you put money on a team that's getting crazy odds at the moment.

Vegas Insider monitors the sportsbook at the Las Vegas SuperBook (and a few other big Las Vegas sportsbooks), so you're getting an overarching view of how the linesmakers feel about college basketball right now. Things will obviously change by the start of the season, let alone December, when much more money pours in.

Here are five of the best value bets right now in college basketball.

Xavier Musketeers

Odds to win national title: 40/1

The Musketeers were a 2 seed last year, but lost a heartbreaker in the second round to Wisconsin. Guess what? X might well be better this season. I could see it following a similar path to what Villanova did from 2014-2016. This could wind up as a top-five team in college basketball, and if that proves to be the case come early March, you won't be getting 40/1 on X winning the tournament. Edmond Sumner, Trevon Bluiett, J.P Macura are all back. That's a strong trio, and there's still plenty more. Myles Davis -- a senior who's had a troubled offseason -- can factor in again, if all goes well with his legal issues. Grad transfer RaShid Gaston is a name to know. He'll probably have a breakout year, and is pivotal to Xavier's interior. Chris Mack has only enhanced Xavier's standing in college basketball since the program joined the Big East. This should be a top-15 team on offense and defense.

Texas Longhorns

Odds to win national title: 50/1

I expect the Longhorns to linger in the 10-20 range of the AP rankings for most of the season. If you've got a team in that range coming in at 50/1, it's worth a flier. Texas is going to have an entertaining blend of vets and freshmen. The defense should be close to elite, I think. An aggressive, athletic group that should finally be jelled by the time we get to March means Texas should be a Final Four sleeper right now. And this is only Shaka Smart's second year in Austin, but you know what he did in his second year at VCU? Yep. Final Four.

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Ivan Rabb and Cal have plenty of talent and potential despite losing three key players. USATSI

California Golden Bears

Odds to win national title: 75/1

Cal's going to have Ivan Rabb back. Rabb would've likely been a lottery pick in June. Instead, he's a sophomore, and he'll probably be one of the 15 best players in college hoops. Cal also has Jabari Bird still on the roster. Yes, the losses of Jaylen Brown, Tyrone Wallace and Jordan Mathews hurt, but remember that Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee will be practicing for the Bears this year (but won't play until next season). Kam Rooks in the middle will make Cal's front line maybe the best in the Pac-12. Cal is a long shot to win it all, but that's what this is all about -- the value.

NC State Wolfpack

Odds to win national title: 125/1

So, if you've got one of the three best point guards in college basketball, you probably shouldn't be below 75/1. But NC State is that, despite having Dennis Smith, Jr., who could be a top-six pick in next June's NBA Draft. Smith is shifty, strong, athletic and a tremendous passer. This will be Mark Gottfried's most watchable team since he took over the program in 2011. Last season was the only year the Wolfpack failed to reach the Dance in his tenure, by the way. Smith will have Abdul-Malik Abu -- a top-100 player -- down low, plus BeeJay Anya, Terry Henderson and stud sophomore Maverick Rowan. Can't wait to watch this team. Has potential to be top-four in the ACC, which will be the best league in college basketball this season.

Creighton Bluejays

Odds to win national title: 150/1

Probably the best value on the board, because Creighton's likely to not only make the NCAAs, it's also going to have an All-American candidate in Mo Watson, Jr., plus the addition of Marcus Foster -- who was awesome at K-State. The Bluejays earning something as high as a No. 4 seed wouldn't surprise me at all. Not at all. Combo that with these 150/1 odds, and you've got something. Greg McDermott's going to have a good offense, real size (five guys are listed at 6-foot-8 or taller) and a great weapon in Cole Huff, who enters the season as the league's most underrated player.

Odds to win national championship

Team Odds
Duke 19/5
Kentucky 8/1
Kansas 12/1
North Carolina 16/1
Villanova 16/1
Arizona 18/1
Michigan State 18/1
Oregon 18/1
Wisconsin 20/1
Indiana 25/1
Virginia 25/1
Louisville 30/1
Syracuse 30/1
Xavier 40/1
Connecticut 45/1
Maryland 50/1
Purdue 50/1
Texas 50/1
UCLA 55/1
Gonzaga 65/1
Miami, Fl. 65/1
West Virginia 65/1
Seton Hall 70/1
California 75/1
Iowa State 80/1
Utah 85/1
Georgetown 100/1
Michigan 100/1
Texas A&M 100/1
Florida 110/1
Arizona State 125/1
Baylor 125/1
Butler 125/1
NC State 125/1
Oklahoma 125/1
SMU 125/1
Iowa 135/1
Cincinnati 150/1
Creighton 150/1
Ohio State 150/1
USC 150/1
Florida State 175/1
Dayton 200/1
Notre Dame 200/1
Rhode Island 200/1
San Diego State 200/1
South Carolina 200/1
VCU 200/1
Vanderbilt 200/1
Washington 200/1
Wichita State 200/1
Saint Mary's 225/1
Tennessee 225/1
Harvard 250/1
Kansas State 250/1
Marquette 250/1
Mississippi State 250/1
Pittsburgh 250/1
Alabama 300/1
Arkansas 300/1
Colorado 300/1
Fresno State 300/1
Houston 300/1
Illinois 300/1
Minnesota 300/1
Oklahoma State 300/1
Ole Miss 300/1
Princeton 300/1
Providence 300/1
UNLV 300/1
Wake Forest 300/1
Davidson 350/1
Georgia 350/1
Memphis 350/1
Nebraska 350/1
Northwestern 350/1
Texas Tech 350/1
Colorado State 400/1
Georgia Tech 400/1
St. Bonaventure 400/1
St. John's 400/1
Temple 400/1
Virginia Tech 400/1
Auburn 500/1
BYU 500/1
Boise State 500/1
Clemson 500/1
DePaul 500/1
LSU 500/1
Missouri 500/1
New Mexico 500/1
Oakland 500/1
Oregon State 500/1
Penn State 500/1
Stanford 500/1
Tulsa 500/1
Akron 1000/1
Buffalo 1000/1
Chattanooga 1000/1
Evansville 1000/1
George Washington 1000/1
Illinois State 1000/1
Iona 1000/1
Louisiana Tech 1000/1
Marshall 1000/1
Massachusetts 1000/1
Middle Tennessee State 1000/1
Monmouth 1000/1
North Dakota State 1000/1
Northern Iowa 1000/1
Ohio 1000/1
Old Dominion 1000/1
Richmond 1000/1
Rutgers 1000/1
South Dakota State 1000/1
St. Joseph's 1000/1
Stephen F. Austin 1000/1
TCU 1000/1
Toledo 1000/1
UT-Arlington 1000/1
Utah State 1000/1
Valparaiso 1000/1
Yale 1000/1
Arkansas-Little Rock 2000/1
Belmont 2000/1
Boston College 2000/1
CSU Bakersfield 2000/1
Central Michigan 2000/1
Charlotte 2000/1
Florida Gulf Coast 2000/1
Georgia State 2000/1
IPFW 2000/1
Kent State 2000/1
Long Beach State 2000/1
Louisiana-Lafayette 2000/1
Louisiana-Monroe 2000/1
Montana 2000/1
Morehead State 2000/1
Nevada 2000/1
New Mexico State 2000/1
Pepperdine 2000/1
UAB 2000/1
UC Irvine 2000/1
UC Santa Barbara 2000/1
UTEP 2000/1
Washington State 2000/1
Weber State 2000/1
Western Kentucky 2000/1
Wyoming 2000/1