Wisconsin vs. Kentucky - 4/4/15 Final Four Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (35-3) at Kentucky Wildcats (38-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:49 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -5 -- Over/Under: 131 See the Latest Odds
The Wisconsin Badgers and Kentucky Wildcats meet Saturday night in the Final Four.
The Wisconsin Badgers have won 10 straight and are coming off a win over Arizona. On the season, Wisky is averaging 72.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting and is allowing 57.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Frank Kaminsky is averaging 18.7 points and eight rebounds while Sam Dekker is averaging 13.9 points and 5.5 rebounds. Nigel Hayes is the third double-digit scorer and Traevon Jackson is dishing 2.6 assists. The Wisconsin Badgers have five players averaging at least 8.6 points, and they’re shooting 76.4 percent from the line and 36.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Wisky is allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in four of its last five games.
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The Kentucky Wildcats remain undefeated and are coming off a win over Notre Dame. On the season, UK is averaging 74.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and is allowing 53.9 points on 35.1 percent shooting. Aaron Harrison is averaging 11 points and 1.4 assists while Devin Booker is averaging 10.1 points and two rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Harrison is dishing 3.6 assists. The Kentucky Wildcats have six players averaging at least 8.7 points, and they’re shooting 72.5 percent from the line and 34.7 percent from deep. Defensively, UK is allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five straight games.
The Wildcats are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games and 12-4-2 ATS in their last 18 neutral site games. The Badgers are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 NCAA Tournament games and 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 neutral site games.
I've been saying pretty much all year that the Wisconsin Badgers are the best team in the country. Wisky can kill you from inside and outside offensively and is experienced enough to not fold under pressure. If Kentucky is going to lose a game, it's going to be this one. I like the points with high confidence, and I also think the Badgers win this one outright.