The 2011 NCAA basketball tournament Final Four is set, which means the odds have been released for each of the games. The Butler Bulldogs and Kentucky Wildcats have each opened as early slim favorites in their respective games against Virginia Commonwealth and Connecticut.
The Butler Bulldogs face the VCU Rams this Saturday April 2 at 3:09pm pacific time on CBS. Butler is currently a 2 1/2 point favorite against VCU. Both teams have been quite hot, and it’s hard to tell which Cinderella will continue their run. VCU has been more consistently dominant, but Butler has faced a tougher run to the Final Four, defeating a 1, 2, 4 and 9 seed. VCU has defeated 1, 3, 6, 10 and co-11 seed. Butler has had higher seeds while VCU has had an extra game. They say stick with the streak when betting, but both teams are streaking. I’d say stick with VCU, but it’s really a toss-up at this point.
The Kentucky Wildcats face the Connecticut Huskies this Saturday April 2 at 5:49pm pacific time on CBS. The Wildcats are the worse seed (4 vs. 3) but are also a 2 1/2 point favorite. Both teams are playing quite well, but UConn is as hot as anybody in the country. You’d think they would eventually run out of gas, but adrenaline and Kemba Walker has carried them quite well. I think UConn wins this won and actually I think they win the whole thing. As I mentioned at some other point, there’s a Carmelo Anthony/Syracuse vibe to this team.