Basketball Pick: Kentucky vs Louisville
- Updated: March 28, 2014
Date/Time: March 28, 2014, 9:45 p.m. EST
College Basketball Betting Odds from Bookmaker
The 2014 NCAA tournament always has great games featuring some of the best teams in the country. These games get even better when the teams start to get eliminated, but college basketball fans won’t have to wait for a big game as this weekend, the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats will do battle with the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals in the biggest game of them all. This game has everything to include future NBA stars, Hall of Fame coaches and a good old fashioned rivalry.
The second biggest point spread in the Sweet Sixteen brackets for this weekend belongs to this game. The latest 2014 NCAA Tournament college basketball odds for this game opened up with the Cardinals listed as (-5) point favorites. Surprisingly the Wildcats are the team getting all of the action in this game. The public betting consensus numbers show that the Wildcats are attracting 64 percent of the betting action in this game. That amount of action, is not enough to move the action and in fact the college basketball betting line has actually moved in favor of Louisville as it can now be found at (-5.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Wildcats took down a number one seed when they took down the Wichita State Shockers. They now enter the game against their rivals with the utmost confidence.
The latest 2014 NCAA Tournament college basketball betting trends for this game reveal that the both of these teams have positive wagering angels in their favor for this game. The Wildcats are 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games when they play against a team with a winning percentage above .600, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing against a team with a winning straight up record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games. The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing against a team with a winning percentage above .600, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing a team with a winning straight up record and 22-7 ATS in their last 29 neutral site games.
The Cardinals have more positive angles than the ones noted above. They are also 53-25 ATS in their last 78 games following a straight up win and 18-8 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games. The Wildcats are a very good team, but still very young. The experienced Cardinals are on a mission and they will blowout the Wildcats in this tournament game.
Free Pick: Louisville Cardinals -5