|2012 Final Four Kansas vs. Ohio State Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Saturday, 31 March 2012 14:30|
Kansas vs. Ohio State Free Pick
ODDS: The total for this game is 136.5 and Ohio State is listed as the 2.5-point favorite over Kansas. The Buckeyes enter play with a 31-7 overall record and are 20-11-2 OVER/UNDER this season, while the Jayhawks are 31-6 overall and 13-21-2 UNDER.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total opened up as a 136.5 at most sports books and remained at 136.5, while Ohio State opened as a 2-point favorite and jumped to 2.5 at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 54% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Buckeyes. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
FINAL FOUR FREE PICK: Take the OVER. According to the latest college basketball trends, Ohio State is 4-0 Over last 4 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite, 4-0 OVER L4 NCAA Tournament games, 10-1 OVER L11 overall and is 20-6-1 OVER L27 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite of 0.5 to 6.5. These teams played in December as Kansas won, 78-67, going over the 137. However, Ohio State did not have star forward Jared Sullinger who was out due to a back injury. The Buckeyes are playing the best basketball outside of Kentucky, while Kansas did have a break when they played North Carolina without Kendall Marshall. Yet the Jayhawks put up 80 points on a North Carolina team with a dominant frontcourt. Deshaun Thomas has been taking pressure off of Sullinger with his three-point shooting, while Tyshawn Taylor is a big-game type of player. Kansas wants to run all day while Ohio State has the athletes to run and will try and play halfcourt. Sullinger and Thomas Robinson will look to put up big numbers in this game to show NBA scouts who the better power forward is.
FINAL FOUR FREE PICK: OHIO STATE/KANSAS OVER 136.5