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Final Four Odds: Kentucky Wildcats Favored Heavily Over Louisville Cardinals

The 2012 NCAA Tournament has been one to remember and we are down to just four teams left. Unlike last season where there were multiple Cinderella teams in the mix, all four of this year's participants feature rich basketball traditions. Who are those teams? The Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, Ohio St. Buckeyes and Kansas Jayhawks.

Who are the favorites on Saturday evening as the Final Four gets started in New Orleans? We have that for you (and more) and the jump...

According to the guys over at Odds Shark, Kentucky is favored by nine points over Louisville. The Wildcats have the most talent of any team in the country and are led by All-American big man Anthony Davis. The Cardinals have won eight straight games, including a perfect 4-0 run at the Big East Tournament, and are among the best defensive teams in the nation.

The over/under for this Kentucky showdown: 137.5 points.

The Kansas vs. Ohio State matchup may not be receiving as much hype this week, but these two teams are very talented and feature All-American post players in Jared Sullinger (OSU) and Thomas Robinson (KU) The Buckeyes are favored by 2.5 points on Saturday. The over/under for the game is 136.5

Tipoff for UK-UL is set for 3:10 PT, with the KU-OSU game following about 45 minutes after the conclusion of the previous matchup.