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NCAA Championship Game Odds: Duke vs. Butler

Duke meets Butler in the national title game Monday night. Here are the NCAA championship game odds from RJ Bell of Pregame.com.

Seeding History:

2010 is the 25th straight year that no team worse than a #6 seed makes the Championship game.

If Butler wins, it would be the first time in 22 years that the NCAA Basketball Champion would be WORSE than a #4 seed.

Las Vegas Action:


Duke opened as a 6.5-point favorite over Butler.
60% of bets (through Sunday) have backed Duke.
Due to this heavy backing, Duke is now a 7.5-point favorite.
The expected number of combined points in the game is 128.
Vegas projects (using the spread and total) a 68 – 60 Duke victory.

Butler really is David vs. Goliath:


Through the first five games of the tournament, Butler was favored 3 times (by a combined 8 points) and underdogs in two games (by a combined 10 points). Duke has been favored in all five tournament games (by a combined 46 points).

Props:


Odds of Duke winning by 21 or more points: 6 to 1
Odds of Butler winning by 21 or more points: 55 to 1

Final Four MVP (favorites - in order likelihood):
#1) Nolan Smith
#2) Jon Scheyer
#3) Gordon Hayward
#4) Kyle Singler
#5) Shelvin Mack

Projected points for Duke’s Big 3 (Scheyer, Smith, Singler): 55 combined points.

  • Straight Outta Vegas ...

RJ Bell is the founder of Pregame.com – a two-time INC. 5000 company, as well as the largest American digital media organization covering Las Vegas news and odds. Pregame is the exclusive odds provider... Read more

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