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2008 NCAA March Madness: Texas vs. Memphis, Davidson vs. Kansas

2008 NCAA March Madness: Texas vs. Memphis, Davidson vs. Kansas And the 2008 NCAA March Madness Tournament is finally down to only eight college contestants with the games for the Final Four berth starting on Sunday. Much more action is expected from now own and we have the latest betting odds on the two region finals playing today. Starting with the NCAA South Regional Final, the Texas Longhorns will match up with Memphis Tigers for the chance to become the first team earning a spot in the Final Four. But Memphis, although one of the underdogs with odds 11/2 to win the 2008 NCAA Tournament at the online sportsbook BodogLife, is still the favorite to beat Texas, the Longhorns nursing odds 8/1 to win the March Madness Tournament.

 For the Sunday South Regional Final the Memphis Tigers are -160 favorite to earn the Final Four berth, while the Texas Longhorns are the underdog with odds +140 to win the game. The point spread on the Texas vs. Memphis game is currently sitting at -3.5 points chalk the Tigers with the total expected at 144 points. Betting trends on these two NCAA Tournament contenders show that Texas is 3-5-1 against the spread in its last 9 games and won 15 out of the last 17 games, while Memphis is 2-4 against the spread in its last 6 games and 5-0 in the last five games. Memphis, who has the third worst free throw percentage in the league at 59.7, may come out on the court without guard Andre Allen, who is still day-to-day after a shoulder injury, but Texas' Gary Johnson is also day-to-day with a leg issue.

 Following the first regional final game, on Sunday is the 2008 NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament final between Davidson and Kansas. Very few expected Davidson to climb up the brackets and have a shot at the Final Four, but it's a fact, although the odds makers are skeptical for Davidson's future in the March Madness Tournament. The Davidson Wildcats are naturally the ultimate March Madness underdog listed with odds 25/1 to win the Tournament at BodogLife. Meanwhile the Kansas Jayhawks hold the third best odds of 11/4 to win the 2008 NCAA Tournament and are big favorite on Sunday. If they win today, the Kansas Jayhawks will pay out on -600 odds, while Davidson is holding odds +400 to earn a berth in the Final Four. The point spread on the Davidson vs. Kansas game is posted at -10 points chalk the Jayhawks with the total at 145 points. Kansas nursing some injuries - Mario Chalmers, Sherron Collins and Rodrick Stewart are all listed as day-to-day, while Davidson has published a clean injury report for the Sunday game. Keep in mind that Davidson is 6-1 against the spread in its last 7 games, while winning 5 out of the last 5 games and Kansas is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games, also with perfect record in the last 5 games. Live betting will be available on all 2008 NCAA March Madness games at BodogLife.

 Published on 03/30/2008

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