The 2012 NCAA Tournament once featured 68 teams, but two weeks of thrilling basketball action has narrowed the field down to just four teams. In the first game of Final Four action, the Kentucky Wildcats will take on the Louisville Cardinals in a game that comes with serious rivalry implications. In the nightcap, the Ohio St. Buckeyes will take on the Kansas Jayhawks in what appears to be a tremendous game on paper.
So which teams are favored in these games? According to Odds Shark, Kentucky is a nine-point favorite over Louisville. The Wildcats feature seven players who average upwards of 10 points a night, and their athleticism is off the charts. The Cardinals rely on strong defense to beat you, and they ranked No. 2 nationally according to Kenpom.com.
The over/under on points for the matchup is 137.5.
As for the Kansas vs. Ohio State showdown, the Buckeyes are favored by 2.5 points on Saturday evening. Both teams feature strong guard play and an All-American big man in the way of Jared Sullinger and Thomas Robinson. The over/under for the game has been set at 136.5.
Kentucky vs. Louisville is set to begin at 3:10 PT, with the Kansas vs. Ohio State game coming sometime around 5:45 PT.