Final Four Odds 2012 Louisville vs. Kentucky and Ohio State vs. Kansas Lines Set

It’s Louisville vs. Kentucky and Ohio State vs. Kansas in the 2012 Final Four. Sports betting experts have set the odds for the Big Dance NCAA Tournament semi-final games.

The Wildcats are prohibitive (-9) point chalks over their in-state rivals the Cardinals. Both Vegas oddsmakers and offshore linesmakers have the total at 138.5. The Buckeyes are actually the rock chalk in the game against the Jayhawks. OSU is (-2.5) with a betting total of 136. 

Kentucky defeated Baylor 82-70 in Elite 8 scores to get to New Orleans. Kansas crushed North Carolina 80-67 as professional sports bettors continued a strong NCAA Tournament.

In both cases the favorite covered and the game soared over the total. Sportsbooks are expected to initially post player proposition odds Monday, with more in-depth ones by Friday afternoon.

Moneylines have also been posted, with Kentucky a whopping (-500) to win outright, with Ohio State a modest (-147) in the other contest. Bob Warner of said he expects the public to bet both totals up by a minimum of 1.5 points as games have gotten very high scoring as the tournament has gone on.

However as Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy, CEO of has pointed out, three of the top four teams in the nation based on defensive efficiency made the Final Four: Louisville at No. 1 and Ohio State at No. 2 lead the way. Kansas is fourth in the nation, while Kentucky is 12th.


About the Author

Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy got his start in the sports handicapping industry with the Dial Sports (Communications Team) audiotext network. It was owned by sportswriter, broadcaster and handicapping pioneer Mickey Charles. Dial Sports was the sister company of the popular Sports Network Wire Service. Upon graduating California University of PA, where he was a play-by-play announcer on student radio station WVCS (now WCAL) and cable channel 29 (now CUTV), he became a full-time sports announcer and handicapper for the Sportsline scorephone network. He learned from NFL legends coach Hank Stram and broadcasting icon Ray Scott the ins and outs of the sports betting world. His Amazing Cadillac Club became the most successful 900-number in sports betting history. He left to become the first General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network broadcast all over North America. His articles have appeared on several dozen websites and hard copy publications. He is now CEO of, the top sports betting site in the world. Email:

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