NCAA Basketball Final 4 Predictions and Betting Spread Breakdown

The Final 4 2012 is here. In the battle of the Bluegrass State it’s Louisville vs. Kentucky. The Wildcats are substantial favorites of (-9.5) with a total of 131.5. Ohio State vs. Kansas do battle in the nightcap. The top sports betting podcasts say that the Buckeyes are (-2.5) with a total of 136.5.

Here are the betting picks previews. All records are against the spread. 

Louisville vs. Kentucky

The Cardinals are 8-0 versus an opponent with a winning percentage of .600 or above, 8-0 in neutral games, 4-0 in the NCAA Tournament. They are 13-3 off straight up win and 21-6 off spread win.

The Wildcats are 8-2 off a spread win, 11-4 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite. However, they are in the negative column at 4-11 on Saturdays and 3-11 outside conference.

Louisville has gone under 9-1 to teams with a winning record and under 12-3 as an underdog of 7.0-12.5. Kentucky has gone under 10-2 to teams with a winning record and under 15-5 off a spread win. The series has gone under 11-2.

Ohio State vs. Kansas

Ohio State 6-2 versus an opponent with a winning percentage of .600 or above, 8-3 as favorites on neutral courts, yet 2-8 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite of 0.5-6.  Kansas is 2-11 to Big Ten, 1-6 on Saturdays.

Ohio State has gone over 10-1 overall, over 20-6 on neutral courts as favorites. Kansas has gone under 17-4 last 21 NCAA Tournament games, under 16-5 outside conference.

For more information: Top Final 4 picks from betting experts will be posted on game day. Get those winners daily on the Network.


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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