UCONN -4 O/U 133.5
The UConn Huskies will be the National champs!
A bold statement for a college basketball game
where upsets are very common, but I really think there is no team
left in the tournament that can beat the Huskies right now with the
way they are playing.
Hasheem Thabeet is absolutely dominating the
paint, he may not be a prime time scorer or an offensive threat like
DeJuan Blair, but he a huge defensive force which can totally change
the game plan or offensive scheme for the opponent.
Not only is Thabeet a big problem for
opponents, quite literally, but AJ Price has started to come into
his own as the leader of UConn. The kid is the total package, he may
not be a Derrick Rose type player, but he is definitely a game
changer and a match up nightmare.
These two players have played huge roles in the
Huskies success during the regular season and in this tournament,
but it doesn’t stop there as UConn is as deep a team in the country.
With Price and Thabeet alone the Huskies are an
elite team, but with Jeff Adrien and Stanley Robinson in the mix as
well UConn is as good as it gets in college basketball.
The Big East conference was without a doubt the
toughest and most talented conference in college basketball this
year. A big indication of that is the fact that there are two Big
East teams in the Final Four and there were four teams in the Elite
The ACC and Big 12 were good conferences this
season, but really no match for the Big East in terms of overall
The Michigan State Spartans are coming out of a
very weak Big Ten conference. In years past the Big Ten has been
very competitive, but this year the competition wasn’t all that
impressive. Purdue may have gotten to the Sweet 16, but then were
put right back in their place as the Huskies just wiped the floor
Few teams in the NCAA tournament this year have
had a tougher schedule then the Michigan State Spartans. The first
round was no problem, but that was expected. The second round they
faced a good USC team. In the Sweet 16 they went up against John
Calipari’s defending champion Kansas Jayhawks. Once the Spartans
ended the Jayhawk repeat hopes they faced their toughest opponent
yet in the number seed Louisville Cardinals.
No one really thought that the Spartans could
pull off the upset, including me, but Tom Izzo’s boys came in and
got the job done in convincing fashion beating Pitino’s team by 12
As of right now the spread is -4 in favor of
the Huskies. There is always a good chance of an upset in this
tournament, but this time I think the Spartans will not be able to
pull it off. The four point spread is a gift for avid sports
bettors. The Huskies have covered the spread in every single game so
far and I think they will do the same here. UCONN -4