Final Four Pick: Kentucky vs Wisconsin


Bet at 5dimesNo. 8 Kentucky Wildcats vs. No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers

Date/Time: April 5, 2014, 8:49 p.m. EST


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The Final Four tips off on Saturday night and the late game features two very proud college basketball programs that are looking to advance to the national championship game. The Kentucky Wildcats have been here before and they have a young core of talented players that are on a serious roll. Their opponent on Saturday night is the Wisconsin Badgers. The Badgers have flown under the radar all season long and they play a tough physical type of basketball that helped them eliminate the No. 1 seeded Arizona Wildcats in a thrilling overtime game. Now they will be tested once again as they go up against the young guns of Kentucky.

Game Overview:

The latest 2014 NCAA Tournament college basketball odds for this game opened up with the Wildcats listed as (-2) point favorites. The public is jumping all in on the Wildcats bandwagon as they are the hot team heading into the Final Four. However even with that public push, the point spread has actually dropped and can now be found as low as (-1.5) at the top rated online sportsbooks that offer the latest odds on the Final Four.

The Badgers don’t get a lot of hype but they do have a star player and his name is center Frank Kaminsky. Much like his team, we didn’t enter the tournament talking about Kaminsky. But while most of the bigger names will be watching the Final Four from home, Kaminsky and his team will be playing on college basketball’s final weekend.  He’s a center who can bang down low, but also stretch the floor like a small forward: Kaminsky led Wisconsin in both 3-pointers made Saturday (three) as well as rebounds (10). And the latter may have been the most impressive part. He is a nightmare for opposing defenses and will be a big issue for the Wildcats.

The latest 2014 NCAA Tournament college basketball betting trends for this game reveal that both teams have positive wagering angles in this game. The Wildcats are 7-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 games when they go up against a team with a winning percentage above .600, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games when they take to the court against a team with a winning straight up record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games when they face a team with a winning percentage above .600, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games when they go up against a team with a winning straight up record and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.

The Badgers are a very good team that has been overlooked all season, they have been good to college basketball bettors as well as they are an impressive 10-1 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games. The Badgers type of basketball will silence the Wildcats as they pull off the mild upset and advance to the championship game.

Free Pick: Wisconsin Badgers +1.5

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Cole Ryan

Cole started off as a part time handicapper and a full time computer programmer. After developing a computer program that consistently provided winners in NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports Cole went into full time handicapping. The computer program and his knack for winners made him a rising star in the handicapping world. His complex computer program based on algorithms and analytical calculations have led to a 60% ATS rate.

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