Missouri won a combined 27 games the last three years. They'd have to top 27 wins this season alone in order to reach the 2018 Final Four and cut down the nets.
Vegas likes the Tigers' chances of doing so.
After new head coach Cuonzo Martin compiled the best recruiting class in program history — one highlighted by No. 1 player Michael Porter Jr. and three four-star signees — Mizzou's championship odds skyrocketed to 16/1, the eighth-highest in the nation, according to Vegas Insider.
Michigan State has the best odds at 6/1, followed closed by North Carolina (7/1), Duke (7/1), Arizona (8/1) and Kentucky (8/1). Kansas and Villanova are also near the top at 12/1 and 14/1, respectively, but the real shocker comes with the Tigers at 16/1. They're ahead of Florida (20/1) and Gonzaga (20/1), among others, and have the second-highest odds in the SEC behind Kentucky.
Here's a full look at the 2018 championship odds: