|2012 National Championship Kansas vs. Kentucky Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Monday, 02 April 2012 15:00|
National Title Game Free Pick
ODDS: The total for this game is 137.5 and Kentucky is listed as the 6.5-point favorite over Kansas. The Wildcats enter play with a 37-2 overall record and are 16-20-2 UNDER this season, while the Jayhawks are 32-6 overall and 13-22-2 UNDER.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total opened up as a 139.5 at most sports books and moved down to 137.5, while Kentucky opened as a 6.5-point favorite and remained at 6.5 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.
FREE MARCH MADNESS PICK: Take the OVER 137.5 Kentucky/Kansas. According to the latest college basketball trends, Kentucky is 5-1-1 OVER last 7 games following an ATS loss and 4-1 OVER L5 overall. Kentucky defeated Kansas, 75-65 in the first game in Lexington on Nov. 15, 2011. That game did go under the total of 147.5 but would go over the current 137.5 total. Tyshawn Taylor led Kansas with 22 points while Kentucky had five players in double figures led by Doron Lamb, who had 17 points. They also shot 51% from the field. Kentucky is a very tough matchup for most teams because of their size and athletic ability. Kansas just doesn’t have an answer for Michael Kidd-Gilrchrist, at 6-7, 237, who is too big for Travis Releford (6-6, 207) to defend. Anthony Davis is a mega-talented player who can score inside and out and is just not just a defender. Kansas will look to the perimeter and the three-point shot to stay in this game.
MACH MADNESS FREE PICK: Go OVER 137.5 Kentucky/Kansas