Men's NCAA Hoops Final Four Betting Lines

Kevin C. Cox

From RJ Bell of Pregame.com, here are a bunch of wagering props on tonight's Men's NCAA Hoops Final Four double-header.

Current Odds to Win Championship:
Louisville: $150 wins $100 (53% chance)
Michigan: $100 wins $300 (22% chance)
Syracuse: $100 wins $400 (18% chance)
Wichita St: $100 wins $1200 (7% chance)

Louisville favored by 10.5 points vs. Wichita St
SECOND biggest Final Four favorite ever in 64-team era (since 1985)
(the biggest Final Four favorite: Duke -11 vs. Michigan St in 1999)

Bracket History:

Starting in 2005, the better seeded team has won 11 of 12 games Final Four games
(with 4 games matching up equal seeds)

116 Final Four teams in modern era (since 1985),
Wichita St is only the FOURTH to be seeded worse than #8.

The Final Four has included exactly ONE or TWO #1 seeds 23 of 29 years.

62% of Final Four teams in modern era (since 1985) have been a #1 or #2 seed.

Only ONE team worse than #6 seed has made the FINALS in last 27 years.

Since Tournament seating began in 1979, #1 seeds have met in the Finals only 6 times.
For the 29th time in 35 years #1 seeds will NOT meet in THE 2013 Finals.

17 of 28 National Champions in modern era have been #1 seeds.

For 24 straight years the champion has been a #4 seed or better!

Most Outstanding player:

Russ Smith: $120 wins $100
Trey Burke: $100 wins $400
Peyton Siva: $100 wins $700
Michael Carter-Williams: $100 wins $1000
(the best odds for a Wichita State player? Cleanthony Early: $100 wins $3,000)

Longshot:

If Wichita State wins by 16 or more, $100 wins $3,000.

Odds on Final Four Teams before season began:

Louisville: 8 to 1
Michigan: 25 to 1
Syracuse: 30 to 1
Wichita St: 200 to 1
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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: RJ Bell is one of the most professional and compelling on-air Las Vegas experts.
Email him directly at rjbell@pregame.com to book an appearance.

RJ Bell of Pregame.com is the only sports bettor on Forbes' list of Gambling Gurus and has been called "a true insider" by ESPN and a "point-spread maven" by USA Today. Mr. Bell has been featured on CBS Evening News, ABC Evening News, Nightline, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Sportscenter, Outside the Lines, Pardon the Interruption, First Take, Sports Nation, Mike & Mike, Colin Cowherd, Jim Rome, Dan Patrick, Rick Reilly, ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, Yahoo, and in the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, New York Times, LA Times, Newsweek.com, Bloomberg, Maxim, and Sports Illustrated. Pregame.com is the largest sports betting news website compliant with US Law.

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