TheSpread.com NCAAB News Headlines http://www.thespread.com/ Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:07:14 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) 2015 March Madness Odds To Win: Arizona Favored By Oddsmakers http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040914-2015-march-madness-odds-to-win-arizona-favored-by-oddsmakers 2015 National Championship Odds

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(The Spread) – The 2015 National Championship Game is nearly a year away, but oddsmakers are giving their take on who will come out the winner.

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According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Arizona is the favorite to win it all, as the Wildcats have 6/1 odds. Other short odds to win are Duke (7/1) while Kansas, Kentucky and Wisconsin each have 12/1 odds to win.

Arizona reached the Elite 8 this season and lost in OT to Wisconsin in its attempt to reach the Final Four. The Wildcats won the Pac-12 this season. Arizona won its lone NCAA Tournament in 1997.

Duke lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Mercer and failed to claim the ACC title. Duke has won the NCAA Tournament four times, the last time coming in 2010.

Kansas won the Big 12 title this season, but lost in the third round of the tournament to Stanford. The Jayhawks have won the NCAA Tournament three times, the last coming in 2008.

Kentucky reached the title game, but lost to Connecticut. It is unsure what the Wildcats’ roster will look like, but UK has another strong recruiting class coming in. Kentucky has won the NCAA Tournament eight times.

Wisconsin reached the Final Four, but lost to Kentucky in the national semifinal. The Badgers last won the NCAA Tournament in 1941.

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2015 March Madness Odds To Win

Arizona 6/1

Duke 7/1

Kansas 12/1

Kentucky 12/1

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:11:49 GMT http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040914-2015-march-madness-odds-to-win-arizona-favored-by-oddsmakers
2014 March Madness Championship Game Free Pick: Kentucky vs. Connecticut http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040714-2014-march-madness-championship-game-free-pick-kentucky-vs-connecticut Kentucky vs. Connecticut Pick

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ARLINGTON, TX (ATS CONSULTANTS) – Which Cinderella team will complete their miracle run in today’s NCAA Championship Game at 9:10PM ET? Kentucky or Connecticut?

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kentucky is the favorite in this game, as the Wildcats have odds of -3 points against the Huskies. The over/under total has been set at 135 points. Kentucky is 29-10 on the season, 8-3 on a neutral floor and 19-15-3 against the spread. Connecticut is 31-8 on the season, 11-1 on a neutral floor and 22-15 against the spread.

LINE MOVEMENT: Kentucky opened the game as a 2.5-point favorite against UConn. The spread dipped to two points on Sunday before being bumped all the way up to 3. The over/under total opened at 133 points and slowly climbed up to 135.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on the game, 52% of bettors favor the Connecticut Huskies. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

FINAL FOUR FREE PICK: Go with Connecticut and the points. According to the latest CBB trends, the underdog has covered the spread in the last four games between these two teams. Connecticut has covered in their last four games and in their last 6 non-conference contests. The Huskies are also strong on a neutral floor, covering in 26 of their last

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ats@thespread.com (ATSSportsline.com) Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040714-2014-march-madness-championship-game-free-pick-kentucky-vs-connecticut
March Madness National Championship Prop Odds: Kentucky vs. Connecticut http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040714-march-madness-national-championship-prop-odds-kentucky-vs-connecticut Kentucky vs. UConn Prop Odds

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ARLINGTON, TX (TheSpread) – Which player will become a legend in the NCAA Tournament when Connecticut faces Kentucky tonight? Here is a look at the prop odds available for this game.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kentucky is favored to win this game, as the Wildcats have odds of -3 points against Connecticut. The over/under total has been set at 135 points (View Matchup). Two players that can make a big impact on this game are guards James Young of Kentucky and Ryan Boatright of Connecticut.

Young has been given over/under odds of 13.5 points for tonight’s game. The freshman guard has scored 59 points over the tournament, averaging 11.8 points per game while shooting 21 of 48 from the field and 7 of 16 from 3-point land. Young has scored in double figures in three of the last four games, including 17 points in the win over Wisconsin on Saturday. Young averaged 14.2 points per game on the season while shooting 40.7 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from 3-point land. He has scored at least 14 points in 20 of Kentucky’s 39 games.

Connecticut’s Boatright has been given over/under odds of 11.5 points for the title game. The junior guard has posted 68 points over this Tournament run, averaging 13.6 points per game while shooting 20 of 48 from the floor and 8 of 19 from 3-point land.

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040714-march-madness-national-championship-prop-odds-kentucky-vs-connecticut
2014 March Madness National Championship Odds: Kentucky vs. Connecticut http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040714-2014-march-madness-national-championship-odds-kentucky-vs-connecticut Kentucky vs. UConn Odds

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ARLINGTON, TX (TheSpread) – March Madness is coming to an end tonight when Kentucky and Connecticut meet at 9:10PM ET.

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According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kentucky is favored to win this game, as the Wildcats have odds of -3 points against Connecticut. The over/under total has been set at 135 points (View Matchup). These two haven’t met since 2011, with Connecticut getting a 56-55 win over Kentucky.

Kentucky is now 29-10 on the season, 8-3 on a neutral floor and 19-15-3 against the spread. The Wildcats advanced to Monday’s title game by beating Wisconsin, 74-73, in what was Kentucky’s fourth-straight game that came down to a big 3-pointer in the final minute of play. The contest with Wisconsin back and forth for the full 40 minutes, but another late 3-pointer from Aaron Harrison got the Wildcats the win. Kentucky shot 29 of 58 from the field in the win and had just four turnovers. James Young had 17 points and five rebounds for Kentucky while Julius Randle had 16 points and five rebounds.

Connecticut is 31-8 on the season, 11-1 on a neutral floor and 22-15 against the spread. UConn advanced to the title game with a 63-53 win over Florida on Saturday night. The Huskies fell behind 16-4 in the opening half, but then dominated the game from that point on. UConn went 24 of 43 from the floor and 5

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040714-2014-march-madness-national-championship-odds-kentucky-vs-connecticut
2014 March Madness Odds: Kentucky favored over Connecticut in final http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040614-2014-march-madness-odds-kentucky-favored-over-connecticut-in-final National Championship Game Odds

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ARLINGTON, TX (TheSpread) – The 2014 NCAA Tournament is down to two teams. Here is a look at the opening odds for Monday’s championship game between Kentucky and Connecticut.

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According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kentucky is the favorite to win this game, as the Wildcats have odds of -3 points against Connecticut. The over/under total for the game has been set at 133.5 points.

Connecticut advanced to the title game with a 63-53 win over Florida on Saturday night. The Huskies fell behind 16-4 in the opening half, but then dominated the game from that point on. UConn went 24 of 43 from the floor and 5 of 12 from 3-point land in the win while holding the Gators to 19 of 49 shooting from the field and 1 of 10 shooting from 3-point land. DeAndre Daniels had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Huskies while Ryan Boatright added 13 points and six rebounds.

Kentucky advanced to Monday’s title game by beating Wisconsin, 74-73, in another classic tournament game for the Wildcats. The contest was back and forth for the full 40 minutes, but another late 3-pointer from Aaron Harrison got UK the win. Kentucky shot 29 of 58 from the field in the win and had just four turnovers. James Young had 17 points and five rebounds for Kentucky while Julius Randle had 16 points and five rebounds.

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sun, 06 Apr 2014 01:45:25 GMT http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040614-2014-march-madness-odds-kentucky-favored-over-connecticut-in-final
2014 March Madness Final Four Picks & Predictions: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040514-2014-march-madness-final-four-picks-a-predictions-kentucky-vs-wisconsin Kentucky vs. Wisconsin Free Pick

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ARLINGTON, TX (TheSpread) – Can the Kentucky Wildcats continue their run to a national title, or will the Wisconsin Badgers stop their momentum at 8:50PM ET?

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Kentucky is the slim favorite in this game, as the Wildcats have odds of -1 point against the Badgers. The over/under total has been set at 138.5 points. Kentucky is 28-10 on the season, 7-3 on a neutral floor and 19-15-2 against the spread. Wisconsin is 30-7 overall, 8-1 on a neutral floor and 21-16 against the spread.

LINE MOVEMENT: Kentucky opened the game as a 2-point favorite last Sunday and the spread climbed to a peak of 2.5 points during the week. The spread was more than a point most of the week but fell to UK -1 late and held there. The over/under total opened at 139 points and bumped up to 139.5 during the week before falling down to 138.5.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on the game, 59% of bettors favor the Kentucky Wildcats. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

FINAL FOUR FREE PICK: Go with Kentucky. According to the latest Final Four trends, the Wildcats are 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 05 Apr 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040514-2014-march-madness-final-four-picks-a-predictions-kentucky-vs-wisconsin
March Madness Final Four Prop Odds & Wagers: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040514-march-madness-final-four-prop-odds-a-wagers-kentucky-vs-wisconsin Wisconsin vs. Kentucky Props

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ARLINGTON, TX (TheSpread) – Which player will steps up when No. 2 Wisconsin faces No. 8 Kentucky on Saturday? Here is a look at the prop odds for this game.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kentucky is a narrow favorite to win, as the Wildcats have odds of -1 point against Wisconsin. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 139.5 points (View Matchup). The focal point for this game will be on the big men, which means Kentucky’s Julius Randle and Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky.

Randle has been given over/under odds of 16 points and 11 rebounds for Saturday’s game. Randle has posted averages of 15.8 points and 12 rebounds per game in the NCAA Tournament. Randle is shooting 23 of 48 from the floor during March Madness as well. The freshman forward is averaging 15.1 points and 10.7 rebounds per game during the season, shooting 49.9 percent from the field in the process. Randle has had at least 16 points in 17 of Kentucky’s 38 games. He also has at least 11 rebounds in 21 games.

Kaminsky has been given over/under odds of 17 points and 6.5 rebounds for this game. The senior forward is averaging 18.5 points and 6 rebounds per game in the NCAA Tournament. He is shooting 30 of 55 from the field in March Madness and 4 of 13 from 3-point land. On the season,

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040514-march-madness-final-four-prop-odds-a-wagers-kentucky-vs-wisconsin
2014 March Madness Final Four Odds & Total: Kentucky vs. Wisconsin http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040514-2014-march-madness-final-four-odds-a-total-kentucky-vs-wisconsin Kentucky vs. Wisconsin Odds

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ARLINGTON, TX (TheSpread) – The final piece of the National Title Game will be decided tonight at 8:49PM ET when No. 2 Wisconsin faces No. 8 Kentucky as part of the Final Four.

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According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kentucky is a narrow favorite to win, as the Wildcats have odds of -1 point against Wisconsin. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 139.5 points (View Matchup). These two programs last met in 2003, with Kentucky picking up a 63-57 victory.

Kentucky is now 28-10 on the season and 19-15-2 against the spread. The Wildcats have hit the under in 19 of 35 lined games. Kentucky had a tough time during some parts of the season, but the young team is playing like the one that was ranked No. 1 to start the year. The Wildcats reached the Final Four by winning the stacked MidWest Region, beating three Final Four teams from last season along the way. Kentucky is averaging 75.4 points per game on the season and is sixth in the nation in rebounding. On defense, Kentucky allows just 66.6 points per game. The Wildcats are led by Julius Randle, who averages 15.1 points and 10.7 rebounds per game while James Young adds 14.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Wisconsin is now 30-7 on the season and 21-16 against the spread. The Badgers have hit the over in

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040514-2014-march-madness-final-four-odds-a-total-kentucky-vs-wisconsin
2014 March Madness Final Four Picks & Predictions: Florida vs. Connecticut http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040514-2014-march-madness-final-four-picks-a-predictions-florida-vs-connecticut UConn vs. Florida Free Pick

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ARLINGTON, TX (TheSpread) – Will the Florida defense be too much for Connecticut when the two meet in the Final Four tonight at 6:09PM ET?

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida is the favorite in the game, as the Gators have odds of -6.5 points against Connecticut. The over/under total for the game has been set at 126.5 points. Florida is 36-2 on the season, 8-0 on a neutral floor and 18-15-1 against the spread. Connecticut is 30-8 overall, 10-1 on a neutral field and 21-15 against the spread.

LINE MOVEMENT: Florida opened as a 6.5-point favorite at well. The spread climbed to 7 points early in the week before falling to a low of 6 points. The spread then held at 6.5 after that. The over/under total opened at 125 points and slowly climbed to 126.5 points during the week.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on the game, 53% of bettors favor the Connecticut Huskies. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

FINAL FOUR FREE PICK: Stick with the Huskies. According to the latest Final Four trends, the Huskies are 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 NCAA Tournament games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. They have covered in all four tournament games this year and

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 05 Apr 2014 16:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040514-2014-march-madness-final-four-picks-a-predictions-florida-vs-connecticut
March Madness Final Four Prop Odds & Wagers: Connecticut vs. Florida http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040514-march-madness-final-four-prop-odds-a-wagers-connecticut-vs-florida UConn vs. Florida Prop Odds

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ARLINGTON, TX (TheSpread) – No. 1 Florida and No. 7 Connecticut have some of the top guards in the country. Which ones will step up in tonight’s Final Four contest?

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According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Florida is the favorite to win this game, as the Gators have odds of -6 points against the Huskies. The over/under total for the game has been set at 126.5 points (View Matchup). The focus of today’s game will be on guards Scottie Wilbekin from Florida and Shabazz Napier from Connecticut.

Wilbekin has been given over/under odds of 14.5 points and 2.5 3-point field goals made for this game. Wilbekin is averaging 16.8 points and 2.3 3-point field goals made per game during the NCAA Tournament. He is shooting 24 of 51 from the floor in March Madness and is 9 of 24 from 3-point land. On the season, the senior guard averaged 13.4 points and 2 3-point field goals made per game. He shot 39.6 percent from 3-point land. Wilbekin has had at least 15 points in 14 of his 33 games this season while hitting at least 3 3-pointers in 11 games. In the Dec. 2 meeting with Connecticut, Wilbekin had 15 points and 2 3-pointers while going 6 of 14 from the floor and 2 of 5 from 3-point land.

Napier has been given over/under odds of 18.5 points and 2.5 3-point field

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drew@thespread.com (Drew Sharper) Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:00:00 GMT http://www.thespread.com/ncaabb-articles/040514-march-madness-final-four-prop-odds-a-wagers-connecticut-vs-florida