Final Four Opening Odds
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (TheSpread) – The Final Four field is set and the two national semifinal games will take place on Saturday night. Here is an early look at the spread for these two contests.
The first national semifinal features Michigan State taking on Duke at 6:09PM ET. The second semifinal game features Kentucky taking on Wisconsin at 8:49PM ET. Both games will be held from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and the winning teams will meet in the championship on Monday.
In the first game, the latest oddsmakers have Duke as a 5-point favorite over Michigan State while the over/under total has been set at 139.5 points. Duke is 33-4 on the season and the South Region champ while Michigan State is 27-11 overall and the East Region champion. These two actually met very early in the season on Nov. 18 with Duke getting an 81-71 victory.
In the second semifinal, a pair of one seeds meet. Oddsmakers like Kentucky to win, however, as they are getting odds of -5 points against Wisconsin. The over/under total is listed at 131 points. Kentucky is a perfect 38-0 on the season and the champs of the Midwest Region while Wisconsin is 35-3 on the season and the champ out of the West Region. These two met in the Final Four last year, with Kentucky getting a 74-73 win in a classic.