March Madness gambling excitement is high for the matchup of the Kentucky Wildcats and Connecticut Huskies as they are programs that have a history of success with the March Madness odds.
Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX will host the Final Four on Saturday with the matchup of Kentucky and UConn being the nightcap of the doubleheader. UConn and Kentucky are scheduled to tipoff at 8:50 PM ET with a telecast on CBS.
Sports Gambling opened with Kentucky as a 2 point favorite with a total of 141. The money line opened with Kentucky as a -135 favorite and with UConn as a +115 dog.
Kentucky enters this March Madness betting matchup with a record of 29-8 straight up and 16-15-1 against the spread. The Wildcats have gotten the money in 5 of their last 6 games while going over the total just once in their last 9 matchups.
UConn enters this bet on March Madness matchup with a record of 30-9 straight up and 21-12 against the spread and has paid out in 8 of their last 9 games to rate as one of the hottest teams on the board.
UConn features one of the rare superstars in college basketball today with Kemba Walker, who is averaging 23.9 points per game. The Huskies began their run with 5 consecutive wins and covers in as many days in the Big East Tournament.
Kentucky has paid out in 7 of their last 8 non-conference games and has gotten the money in 8 of their last 10 matchups in the NCAA Tournament as a favorite. The Wildcats have paid out in 16 of their last 21 games against the Big East Conference.
UConn has gotten the money in 9 of their last 10 matchups in non league action and has paid out in 7 of their last 9 matchups in the NCAA Tournament. The Huskies are dangerous 23-8 against the spread as an underdog and have grabbed the cash in 19 of their last 26 neutral site games.
Kentucky has gone over the total in just 1 of their last 5 games as a NCAA Tournament favorite while UConn has gone over the March Madness gambling total in 9 of their last 13 Big Dance matchups.