Final Four Betting Props: Ohio State Buckeyes and Kansas Jayhawks
Friday, March 30, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
The Ohio State Buckeyes are pegged as the three-point favorites on the March Madness betting lines for their Final Four matchup against the Kansas Jayhawks on Saturday night, but along with the basic spread there are also plenty of prop wagers available for the contest this weekend.
Ohio State is listed as the -125 favorite to score the first points in the game, and they're also at -130 to score the first 10 points, and at -140 to score the first 20 points. As well, the Buckeyes are favored at -130 to score the first 3-pointer in the contest.
You can then get the Jayhawks as underdogs on each of those props – they're at -115 to score the first points, -110 to score the first 10 points, EVEN to score the first 20 points, and -110 to score the first 3-pointer on the night.
Totals bettors who want to focus on just one of the schools can wager on the OVER/UNDER for either Ohio State or Kansas on Saturday. For the Buckeyes, their OVER/UNDER for points is listed at 69.5 at Bovada Sportsbook; they've scored 78, 73, 81, and 77 points over their first four games of the NCAA Tournament.
Kansas' points OVER/UNDER for Saturday sits at 67.5 points, and they haven't been as prolific as Ohio State so far during March Madness – they've scored 65, 63, 60, and 80 points en route to the Final Four.
Buckeyes supporters can get 8/1 odds that their team will win by 1-2 points on Saturday, with 17/4 odds on 3-6 points and 7/1 odds on both 7-9 points and 10-13 points. The Jayhawks are at 8/1 to win by 1-2 points and at 5/1 to win by 3-6 points in the contest.
Finally, Ohio State star Jared Sullinger enters the Final Four at 6/1 odds to win the tournament's Most Outstanding Player award, with teammate DeShaun Thomas at 9/1. The highest Kansas player on that list is Thomas Robinson, who is pegged at 8/1 odds.