Based on our GTBets.eu line on which team will win the Final Four, Kentucky (38-0) is sitting at 2-to-3 odds, meaning you must risk $3 to win $2. Below you can see a full list of the odds and teams:
Kentucky – 2-to-3 odds of winning
Duke – 3-to-1 odds of winning
Wisconsin – 4-to-1 odds of winning
Michigan State – 8-to-1 odds of winning
Okay, so it’s pretty clear that the Wildcats are still the favorites to cut down the nets in Indianapolis. But what about the individual matchups? Here’s a look at all of this info, along with game times/dates:
Michigan State (7) vs. Duke (1) — Saturday, April 4th at 6:09 p.m. EST on TBS
Michigan State (-110)
Duke – 5 (-110
Kentucky (1) vs. Wisconsin (1) — Saturday, April 4th at 8:49 p.m. EST on TBS
Kentucky -5 (-110)
As you can see, both games are expected to be somewhat close. This is interesting in Kentucky’s case when considering how dominant they have been. But Wisconsin is a great team that’ll no doubt be out for revenge. After all, the Badgers lost to Kentucky 74-73 in last year’s Final Four – thanks to an Aaron Harrison three-pointer. So this will certainly be an emotionally charged game for Wisconsin.
On the other side of the bracket, elite NBA prospect Jahlil Okafor and Duke face off against the Michigan State Spartans. The Blue Devils are seeking their fifth national title, and they’re favored to advance in this game. And it’s little surprise when considering that Michigan State is by far the lowest-seeded team involved in the Final Four. But head coach Tom Izzo has a national title of his own and another strong group again this year, so don’t count out the Spartans.
Still chasing History
Back to Kentucky, most fan interest will be dedicated to seeing if they can become the first undefeated men’s college basketball team since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers. Once again, the 2015 Final Four betting odds seem to indicate that they will.
However, with three out of four No. 1 seeds making it to the semifinals, this is one of the toughest Final Fours in recent memory. So Kentucky will certainly have their work cut out for them if they are to complete history.
The last chance to see an unbeaten team came in 1991, when Larry Johnson and the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels made it to the semifinals. But they couldn’t finish the job after losing to Duke. So the ultimate question remains, will Kentucky end up like UNLV, or will they join Bobby Knight’s ’76 Indiana Hoosiers in the record books? Find out for yourself this weekend, and be sure to place your Final Four bets at GTBets.