The Connecticut Huskies and Butler Bulldogs hit the floor on Monday night in the 2011 NCAA Championship Game, the final college basketball game of the year. Before the game gets started later this evening, it’s time for one final look at the odds to get a better idea of which team may come out on top just a few hours from now. It’s a unique championship game, with the favorites gone and a No. 3 and No. 8 seed the lone survivors after an NCAA Tournament that’s seen plenty of wild finishes and upsets on the road to Houston.
At last check, UConn remains the favorite over Butler with just a short time to go before tip-off. The Huskies opened as four-point favorites, but the line has slid towards Butler a bit, settling with UConn still three-point favorites. Movement in the line indicates bettors have been placing money on the Bulldogs, though not enough to force a drastic shift in the line.
The over/under has moved, as well, though it’s gone different directions in the two online sports books we’ve been tracking. The over/under opened at 107, but has fallen to 104 at 5Dimes and risen to 110 at Bodog. If the line is right, we should expect a game in the 50s that comes down to the final few minutes.