Andrew Wiggins signing sends Kansas Jayhawks future odds tumbling

USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Wiggins was the consensus best recruit in college basketball, so it made sense that his decision would affect March Madness betting lines. But to go from longshot to second betting choice?

One sportsbook opted to not even post college basketbal future odds until Andrew Wiggins signed.

Another had Kansas as a 30-1 longshot a week ago and just 10-1 this morning.

Such is the impact the Canadian high schooler has had on college basketball and on college basketball betting.

"We were waiting on him to sign before opening these odds up," said Kevin Bradley of Bovada sportsbook. "He is the biggest impact player we have seen in a long time and he is an immediate difference maker on college basketball future odds."

Indeed, the decision by the son of former NBAer Mitchell Wiggins shot Kansas to second spot on the Bovada odds list at 11-2. That is just behind Kentucky at 5-1.

In addition to the improved odds on the Jayhawks, Wiggins was also the subject of a few college basketball props Wednesday morning. Bovada made him a -300 bet to be the first player taken in next year's NBA draft.

And his point-per-game over/under for next season was set at 18.

Wiggins, born in Toronto, has been playing high school hoops in Huntington, West Virginia. He was named the 2013 Naismith Prep Player of the Year in February and 2013 Gatorade boy's basketball National Player of the Year in March 28.

It was rumored he might choose Florida State where his dad -- and track-and-field athlete mom -- went to school. Kentucky was also in the mix.

But despite Kansas losing all five starters from last year, they are now back near the top of the college hoops betting board, ahead of defending champion Louisville and Michigan State.

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