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College Basketball National Title Odds: Where does Tennessee stand?

The preseason polls are one thing, but the gambling markets are another.

Syndication: The Knoxville News-Sentinel Caitie McMekin/News Sentinel / USA TODAY NETWORK

Another college basketball season is upon us, and Rick Barnes is set to lead another competitive Tennessee team into battle. It’s a brand new roster for Barnes this year, led by five-star freshman point guard Kennedy Chandler, along with veterans like John Fulkerson and Josiah-Jordan James.

Barnes is hoping Chandler solves his lead guard issue, something that’s been lingering around really since Jordan Bone moved on to the NBA. He’s also hoping a guy like Justin Powell can bring enough shooting to balance out the offense.

Tennessee has been picked to finish fourth in the SEC by the media this season, trailing Kentucky, Alabama and Arkansas. They begin the year ranked No. 18 in the AP Poll, but what about the gambling markets?

The Volunteers are 60-1 to win the National Championship, per DraftKings SportsBook. Their +6000 odds rank 28th best in the field and 5th best in the SEC. Tennessee is +1200 to make an appearance in the Final Four.

Barnes has one Final Four appearance in his career, coming back in 2003-04 with Texas. His best finish at Tennessee in a Sweet 16 appearance in 2018-19. He’s assembled another interesting blend of veterans and young talent this season. This group has upside — how will it turn out this time around?

College Basketball National Title Odds (2021-22)

1. Gonzaga: +650

2. Michigan: +1200

3. UCLA: +1400

3. Villanova: +1400

5. Duke: +1500

5. Memphis: +1500

5. Texas: +1500

8. Purdue: +1600

8. Kansas: +1600

8. Kentucky: +1600

Other notables...

11. Alabama: +2000

16. Arkansas: +3000

27. LSU +5500

28. Tennessee +6000

34. Auburn +6500

37. Florida +7000

49. Missouri +13000

49. Mississippi State +13000

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