Kanaan Carlyle Transfer Portal Odds; Next College Landing Spots

Kanaan Carlyle Transfer Portal Odds; Next College Landing Spots
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The NCAA Tournament is still going on for men’s and women’s basketball, but that’s not the only hoops action as we enter April.

The college transfer portal is in full swing and BetCalifornia.com, your source for updates on the push to legalize California sportsbooks, has the latest.

One example of a player looking for a new campus to call home is guard Kanaan Carlyle. The 6-foot-3 freshman was a top high school prospect out of Atlanta who came to the West Coast to play for Stanford.

Carlyle had a rough start to the 2023-24 season, but he finished his first college basketball season strong. After the Cardinal fired head coach Jerod Haase last month, Carlyle entered the transfer portal.

So we developed these odds to see where the Georgia native could end up for the 2024-25 NCAA men’s basketball season. These odds are exclusive to BetCalifornia; even if there were legal California sports betting appsyou would not find these odds there.

Kanaan Carlyle Transfer Portal Odds

School Odds Percent Chance
Indiana Hoosiers +300 25.0%
Baylor Bears +500 16.7%
Georgia Bulldogs +700 12.5%
Gonzaga Bulldogs +850 10.5%
Kansas Jayhawks +950 9.5%
Auburn Tigers +2400 4.0%
The Field/Stay With Stanford +350 22.2%

Possible Transfer Spots For Kanaan Carlyle

Several media outlets reported this week that Carlyle plans a visit to Indiana later in April. The Hoosiers went 19-14 this season, 10-10 in the Big Ten, and missed the NCAA Tournament. The news of Carlyle’s intention to visit Bloomington helps make IU the favo­rite on our odds board at +300, which translates to a 25% implied probability.

Baylor of the Big 12 is second at +500 (a 16.7% chance) followed by a possible return to his native state, with the Georgia Bulldogs at +700 (12.5%). We deem Gonzaga (+850), Kansas (+950) and Auburn (+2400) as other candidates. Carlyle could also move to a school not on our list, or he could opt to remain in Palo Alto (he would not be the first player to hit the transfer portal, then decide to stay put). We have +350 odds on either of those scenarios.

As for teams still playing in this weekend’s Men’s Final Four, Connecticut is the -190 national championship favorite with Caesars Sportsbook in neighboring Arizona, which hosts the Final Four in Glendale. The Huskies are aiming for back-to-back national titles entering Saturday’s semifinal against Alabama, which has +1800 odds to win the title. The other semi features Purdue (+200 title odds) against North Carolina State (+1500).

Carlyle’s Up-And-Down Freshman Season

Carlyle came off the bench for the Cardinal in the first six games this past season (after missing the first eight games for academic reasons) but he averaged 24 minutes a game in that span. He had a team-high 28 points and eight rebounds in a New Year’s Eve victory over eventual Pac-12 champion Arizona. Shortly thereafter, Carlyle was inserted into the starting lineup and he started every game but one after that.

Haase was fired as Stanford coach after eight seasons, with no NCAA Tournament appearances. It has been a decade since the program went to the Big Dance, when Johnny Dawkins led the Cardinal there in 2014. This season, Stanford finished 14-18, including an 8-12 mark in the Pac-12.

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Jim Tomlin has 30-plus years of experience writing and editing stories about sports, gambling and the intersection of those two industries. He has worked at the Tampa Bay Times, FanRag, Saturday Down South and Saturday Tradition and now lends his expertise to BetCalifornia.com, among other sites.

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