After the events of the Final Four on Saturday, it’s been decided on the court that the Kentucky Wildcats will face off with the UConn Huskies on Monday night in Arlington for the national championship. And right off the bat, Las Vegas has decided that the five freshmen are the opening favorite over the Huskies by 2.5 points.
Kentucky opens as 2.5 point favorite over UConn (via Wynn) @RJinVegas reports
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) April 6, 2014
This really shouldn’t come as a surprise really, seeing what this Kentucky team has accomplished to this point in the tournament. They’ve defeated three of last year’s Final Four participants, including and undefeated Wichita State team and the rival Louisville Cardinals.
But, this will be a different animal that they’ll be up against on Monday in UConn. The Huskies play the game faster than any team Kentucky has seen to this point, so they’ll need to make some critical adjustments between now and Monday.
But for now, they are the favorites.