Tonight, the 2014 NCAA tournament comes to an end with the Kentucky Wildcats taking on the Connecticut Huskies for the national championship. It was an unlikely run for both teams, and now we have a game with pretty even odds.
Kentucky is the slight favorite in the game, with UCONN still getting their fair share of respect.
How do the folks in Las Vegas see the game playing out?
Below is a full breakdown of the odds for tonight’s big game, via RJ Bell of Pregame.com:
Title Game Odds:
Kentucky favored by 2.5 over UConn
Kentucky: $150 wins $100 (58% chance of winning game)
UConn: $100 wins $130 (42% chance of winning game)
Odds at the START of the tournament: Kentucky 50/1; U Conn 100/1
Odds against having a perfect bracket so far (picking 62 of 62 winners): 81.8 TRILLION to 1 (based on Vegas odds for each game)
Final Four Trends:
For the first time in 26 years, the NCAA champion will NOT be a #4 seed or better!
Only ONE TEAM seeded worse than #6 has made the Finals in the prior 28 years.
This year, there are TWO TEAMS seeded worse than #6 in Finals.
62% National Champions in modern era have been #1 seeds.
Since Tournament seating began in 1979, #1 seeds have met in the Finals only 6 times.
For the 30th time in 36 years #1 seeds will NOT meet in the 2014 Finals.
Game Props (from LVH)
Largest lead in game (by either team): over/under 12.5 points
Shabazz Napier: over/under 18.5 points
Julius Randle: over/under 15.5 points
Aaron Harrison: over/under 14.5 points
James Young: over/under 13.5 points
Deandre Daniels: over/under 13 points
Ryan Boatright: over/under 11.5 points