College Basketball 2021: Champions Classic Preview & Betting Odds

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College basketball returns in full swing Tuesday night when the Champions Classic returns for the first time since 2019. A lot of storylines to look forward to in these two matchups.

Including a potential final matchup between a legendary coach and two historic programs.

Here is a preview of the Champions Classic and betting odds.


#3 Kansas (-4.5) vs. Michigan St., 7:00 p.m. EST., ESPN

The first game of the Champions Classic will be between the Jayhawks and the Spartans. Kansas comes in ranked 3rd in the country as they kick things off as 4.5 pt favorites.

Michigan St. surprisingly sees themselves outside, looking in on the Top 25 to start the season.

While the preseason Top 25 in college basketball is constantly shaken up after the season starts, don’t count out Tom Izzo’s group from getting a hard-fought victory.


#10 Kentucky vs. #9 Duke (-1.5), 9:30 p.m. EST, ESPN

The main event is set! The college basketball stage doesn’t get bigger than Kentucky and Duke. The potential of this being Coach K’s last meeting with the Cats and Coach Cal has all the makings of an instant classic.

Duke heads into this one as slight favorites in a matchup many believe could be a toss-up. With both teams keeping the new tradition of fresh faces taking the floor, nobody knows what either team can do.

Buckle up for a great game and a great day of college basketball.

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