3 Dark Horse Teams in the College Basketball National Championship Odds

BYU could be a sneaky dark horse team in March.
BYU could be a sneaky dark horse team in March. / James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

With the NFL season winding down, sports bettors attention is going to start to be directed towards college basketball.

The contenders are rising to the top as we get into the meat of the conference schedules, but there's still plenty of dark horse teams out there that you should target moving forward. Both on an individual game basis, and when it comes to the odds to win the National Championship.

Here are three dark horse teams you should keep an eye on to win March Madness. All odds listed are via WynnBET.

Arkansas +7500

Arkansas has underperformed compared to preseason expectations. The Razorbacks are 14-5 overall and 4-3 in conference play, but this is a team that has everything in place for a big run. Now might be the time to invest in them.

They're 29th in rebounding and 46th in defensive efficiency, but 100th in field goal percentage. If they can figure out their shooting, they're going to be a tough team to face in March. It helps that they're led by one of the best coaches in college basketball in Eric Musselman.

BYU +10000

BYU is quietly have a strong year in the WCC. The Cougars are 17-4 on the year, and have impressive wins over the likes of Saint Mary's, Oregon, Utah, and San Diego State. They're one of the top rebounding teams in the country, ranking 14th in rebounding rate.

It's a well-rounded squad that has no glaring weaknesses or holes to exploit. You can all but guarantee they'll have a spot in the March Madness tournament, and they have the pieces to go on a run.

Colorado State +10000

If you want to back a dark horse that can shoot the lights out, you're going to want to bet on Colorado State. They've only suffered one loss all season, and they rank sixth in the country in effective field goal percentage and 27th in points per game.

They aren't the strongest team on defense, ranking 98th in defensive efficiency, but they can beat any team in the country in a shootout on any given night. They beat the likes of Creighton, Saint Mary's, and Mississippi State in their out of conference schedule.