College basketball season has officially begun across the country, making it the perfect time to get involved in the futures market. This season, my futures portfolio includes national title plays on Duke (12/1), Creighton (30/1), and Villanova (40/1).
While we wait until April to see how those plays pan out, I’d like to introduce a team I have high hopes for that you can invest in through the futures market in three different ways, all with the potential for a payout in less than two weeks.
If you’re seeking a quick return, consider placing a bet on Florida to win the NIT Season Tip-Off. Florida is set to take on Pitt on Nov. 22, and with a win, they will advance to the next round against the victor of Baylor-Oregon State on Black Friday. You can back Florida at +285 to become the champion of this four-team tournament.
My next play revolves around Todd Golden, who is in his second season as the Gators’ head coach. Florida is currently positioned sixth in the SEC with odds of 10/1. Considering a trip to the Final Four also, the odds look enticing at 20/1.
Why should you consider the Gators who wrapped up last season with a .500 record in conference play? The answer lies in their perfectly balanced roster and the coaching prowess of Todd Golden.
Thanks to Golden’s relentless efforts in the transfer portal, Florida boasts two formidable guards to run the offense effectively. Walter Clayton Jr. (Iona) and Zyon Pullin (UC Riverside) may not be widely recognized names, but they have both shown they can make a significant impact on the court.
Laura Davis covers the world of basketball with precision. Her articles explore NBA and college basketball, offering game analysis, player profiles, and highlights. Laura’s passion for hoops is evident in her comprehensive basketball coverage.