Friday's March Madness Odds
(TheSpread) – The 2012 NCAA Tournament will have its final four teams advance to the regional championship on Friday. Here is a look at the odds for the four games on the night.
The featured game of the night is in the South Region with No. 1 Kentucky taking on No 4 Indiana at 9:45PM ET (View Matchup) from Atlanta. Oddsmakers have the Wildcats as the favorite in this one, with a point spread of -9 against the Hoosiers, while the over/under total has been set at 144 points. Kentucky is 34-2 on the season and 7-1 on a neutral floor while Indiana is 27-8 overall and 4-1 on a neutral court. Indiana is 18-11 against the spread this season while Kentucky is 13-21-1 ATS. Indiana beat Kentucky earlier this season, 73-72, but the Wildcats won and covered the spread in the three meetings prior to that.
One game with interest due to the David vs. Goliath build-up comes in the Midwest Region with No. 1 North Carolina facing off with No. 13 Ohio at 7:47PM ET (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers, the Tar Heels are a 10.5-point favorite against the Bobcats. The over/under total for the game has been set at 143 points. UNC is 31-5 on the season and 6-2 on a neutral floor while Ohio is 29-7 overall and 5-0 in a neutral setting. The Tar Heels are 20-15 against the spread this season while Ohio is 15-13 ATS. These two last met in 2002 with Ohio winning 86-76.
For odds and point totals for each March Madness game on Friday, see below.
2012 March Madness Odds for Friday, March 23
875 No. 10 Xavier +6 (142.5)
876 No. 3 Baylor -6
877 No. 13 Ohio +10.5 (143)
878 No. 1 North Carolina -10.5
873 No. 4 Indiana +9 (144)
874 No. 1 Kentucky -9
879 No. 11 N.C. State +8.5 (143)
880 No. 2 Kansas +8.5