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Final Four Odds: Betting odds on 2009 Final Four games

 After two weeks filled with nothing but Madness, we are now a few days away from the Final Four games, the perfect time to look at the betting odds on the NCAA Basketball Tournament semi-finals. Will Michigan State be able to bring joy to employment-battered Michigan or will Villanova repeat their amazing upset from years ago? Well, let's look at the odds posted on the Final Four games and see where the semi-finals are going, according to the odds makers.

 Let's start with the left side of the brackets, where the Midwest champion the Michigan State Spartans will face off the West winner Connecticut Huskies in the first Final Four game. For the latest and the best betting odds on the Final Four games we visited the popular sports betting website Bookmaker (official website), which still offers 25% bonus to bet on the Final Four match-ups. At the online sportsbook the Connecticut Huskies are currently the favorite to win the first Final Four game, listed with odds -195 to win the game, while Michigan State is a small underdog with odds to beat UConn at +165. The point spread on the NCAA Tournament semi-final Michigan State vs. Connecticut is at -4 points chalk the Huskies with the total expected in the game at 133.5 points. If betting the odds on the Final Four, keep in mind that Michigan State leads the league in rebounds allowed at 25.2, while Connecticut is second best in the league in field goal percentage against allowing 37.6. Also, Michigan State is 6-1 against the spread in its last 7 games and Connecticut is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games.

 Now let's look at the Final Four odds on the next game, the match-up between Villanova and North Carolina, which is scheduled to start three hours later at Ford Field. Villanova, winning the East, will have a hard time overcoming the South winner and top seed North Carolina, when they meet the Tar Heels on Saturday and the Final Four odds are the perfect example of the underdog status the Wildcats are unfortunate to enjoy in this phase of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The North Carolina Tar Heels are the ultimate favorite of the Final Four games, sitting on -335 odds to reach the final, while Villanova is big underdog with betting odds +285 to beat North Carolina this weekend. The Villanova vs. North Carolina point spread is currently at -7 points chalk the Tar Heels and the total expected by the odds makers is posted at 159 points. If you are going to bet these Final Four odds, note that North Carolina is the second highest scoring team in the league at 90.0 points per game, as well as second in rebounds in the league at 39.0. Villanova is 14-7 against the spread in its last 21 games, while North Carolina is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games.

 And here you have them - the Final Four odds on this weekend's games. Don't forget that if you are going to bet on the Final Four odds, the best place online is the sportsbook Bookmaker, where you can get the best betting odds on all NCAA Tournament games, as well as big bonuses.

 Published on 03/31/2009

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