Final Four 2012 Odds: Any of the the experts will tell you, the Kentucky Wildcats’ men’s basketball team is loaded with the most – NBA ready - roster of players of this 2012 Men’s NCAA Tournament Final-Four championship group. So no wonder the Wildcats sit atop 2012 NCAA Basketball Tournament futures boards at all off shore and Las Vegas sports shops at -200 ($200 wager to win $100). However, having the best players along with the best College Basketball Odds doesn’t guarantee the Cats will be cutting down nets on April 2. No, they must play like the best college team before that can happen.
Any of the Final-Four going to New Orleans (March 31-April 2) have the talent and coaching to win the Big Dance. Odds makers at TopBet.com list Ohio State as the top challenger lined at +250 College Basketball Odds. The Buckeyes and Wildcats seems like a likely championship game too. What a blast it will be to watch Jared Sullinger battle Kentucky’s Anthony Davis. These two are without a doubt the most NBA ready players in the tournament. Don’t expect either of these guys to be around next year in the 2013 tournament. They will more than likely be the No.’s 1 and 2 players taken in June’s 2012 NBA draft.
Bill Self has his Kansas Wildcats, whose backers are getting +400 to win it all, back in the Final-Four. KU is healthy and loaded with talent; enough to turn over the apple cart. And no coach has more Final Four experience than Louisville’s Rick Pitino. The Cardinals are installed getting +600 odds. That’s probably because their first opponent in New Orleans is against their most hated rivals – the Kentucky Wildcats. With a rivalry like this, almost anything can happen. If the Birds top the Cats this Saturday (March 31) then the championship is up in the air.
2012 Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship Odds @ TopBet.com
Kentucky -200 ($200 wager to win $100)
Ohio State +250 ($100 wager to win $250)
Kansas +400 ($100 wager to win $400)
Louisville +600 ($100 wager to win $600)
For Friday’s semifinals, Kentucky is lined at most shops as 9-chalk favorites over the Cardinals with a combined point total of 138 1/2 (over/under). Ohio State is listed as 2 1/2-chalk favorites against Kansas with a 136 1/2 total. CBS will televise both games starting with Louisville vs. Kentucky at 6:05 p.m. Eastern and concluding with Kansas vs. Ohio State at 8:45 p.m.
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