Oddsmakers Still Confident In Cardinal Basketball

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Despite non-conference losses to North Carolina and Kentucky, oddsmakers have still made the Louisville basketball team the fifth-choice to win it all in 2014.

Here are the latest national championship odds from Bovada (current odds listed second and original odds listed first):

Arizona                         15/1                              11/2

Michigan State              12/1                              6/1

Kentucky                      5/1                                7/1

Kansas                         11/2                              15/2

Louisville                      17/2                              10/1

Oklahoma State            50/1                              10/1

Syracuse                      25/1                              10/1

Duke                            14/1                              12/1

Ohio State                    20/1                              12/1

Wisconsin                     50/1                              16/1

Florida                          18/1                              20/1

North Carolina               16/1                              25/1

Wichita State                 66/1                              28/1

Iowa                             50/1                              40/1

Pittsburgh                     50/1                              40/1

UCLA                            40/1                              40/1

Villanova                       66/1                              40/1

Colorado                      40/1                              50/1

Connecticut                   33/1                              50/1

Iowa State                     100/1                            50/1

Memphis                       33/1                              50/1

Michigan                       33/1                              50/1

Oregon                         100/1                            50/1

San Diego State            100/1                            50/1

Creighton                      50/1                              66/1

Gonzaga                       50/1                              66/1

Missouri                        50/1                              66/1

VCU                             50/1                              66/1

Baylor                           50/1                              75/1

Cincinnati                      100/1                            100/1

Georgetown                  50/1                              100/1

St. Louis                       50/1                              100/1

Virginia                         66/1                              100/1

Bovada also released its first in-season Player of the Year odds, and Russ Smith is the 8/1 fifth-choice.

Odds to win 2013-2014 Associated Press Player of the Year        

Jabari Parker (Duke)                              4/1

Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State)             7/1

Julius Randle (Kentucky)                        8/1

Doug McDermott (Creighton)                 8/1

Russ Smith (Louisville)                          8/1

Andrew Wiggins (Kansas)                      10/1

C.J. Fair (Syracuse)                               12/1

Shabazz Napier (UConn)                        12/1

Aaron Craft (Ohio State)                        15/1

Chaz Williams (UMass)                          15/1

Aaron Gordon (Arizona)                         15/1

Keith Appling (Michigan State)               20/1

Nick Johnson (Arizona)                          20/1

Cleanthony Early (Wichita State)             20/1

Gary Harris (Michigan State)                   25/1

Kyle Anderson (UCLA)                           33/1

Marcus Paige (North Carolina)                33/1

Casey Prather (Florida)                          33/1

T.J. Warren (N.C. State)                         33/1

Adreian Payne (Michigan State)              33/1

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