March Madness betting fans will have the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown in the national title game with two outstanding March Madness bet commodities.
From Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX the NCAA Men’s basketball national championship will be on the line as the Connecticut Huskies will take on the Butler Bulldogs with a starting time of 9:25 PM ET and a telecast on CBS. Sports Gambling opened with Connecticut as a 3.5 point favorite with a total of 129 and with a money line of UConn -175 and Butler +155.
While Butler may be a bet March Madness surprise with their second consecutive trip to the NCAA Championship Game they are a proven commodity that will be looking to finish off what they just missed last year in the final seconds.
Butler is 28-9 straight up and 20-13-2 against the spread and has paid out in 7 consecutive games. The Bulldogs are coming off a 70-62 win over Virginia Commonwealth as 3.5 point favorites.
UConn has been on a phenomenal March Madness gambling run as they ripped off 5 consecutive wins in 5 days to win the Big East Tournament and then got the money in 4 of their 5 NCAA Tournament games.
The Huskies are coming off a win over Kentucky in the semifinals 56-55 as 2 point dogs. Kemba Walker is the best player on the court for this matchup and he leads UConn with 23.7 points per game.
Butler has paid out in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog and has gotten the money in 23 of their last 29 games as a neutral site dog. The Bulldogs are 41-16 against the spread in non conference action. UConn has paid out in 11 of their last 12 non-conference games and in 8 of their last 10 games in the NCAA Tournament.
The Huskies have gotten the money in 6 of their last 8 games as a favorite in the Big Dance. Butler has gone under the total in 5 of their last 7 NCAA Tournament games as a dog while UConn has gone under the March Madness betting total in 4 of their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.