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BigVE
04-01-2008, 03:59 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/basketball/ncaa/specials/ncaa_tourney/2008/03/31/vegas.odds.ap/index.html?eref=si_latest

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Oddsmakers expect close games, but think North Carolina will beat Kansas and go on to win the first NCAA tournament with all four No. 1 seeds in the Final Four.

"North Carolina is a 3-point favorite over Kansas, and would be the favorite over either UCLA or Memphis," said Michael Seba, senior oddsmaker with Las Vegas Sports Consultants. He called the Memphis-UCLA semifinal "basically a coin flip."


Other bookmakers, including John Avello, race and sports book director at the Wynn Las Vegas resort, and Jason McCormick, of the Red Rock Casino, made the Memphis Tigers a one-point favorite over UCLA in a game in which they think at least 135 points will be scored.

Oddsmakers expect a higher-scoring game between North Carolina and the Kansas Jayhawks, with point totals ranging from 157 to 159.

Jay Kornegay, chief of the Las Vegas Hilton Race and Sports Book, picked the Tar Heels as the favorite to win the championship at 9-5, followed by UCLA at 2-1, Kansas at 5-2 and Memphis at 3-1.

For the first time since the NCAA started seeding teams in 1979, the top seeds in the East, Midwest, South and West brackets reached the semifinals.

"With four No. 1 seeds, I don't know if it will set any records," Seba said, "but the handle should be pretty heavy."

BigVE
04-01-2008, 04:06 PM
No surprise. For me the bigger surprise is that Memphis is the "long-shot". They looked like beasts the other night against a very salty Texas team. SOOOO, if KU beats UNC and Memphis beats UCLA then KU would be favored to win the big one???!!! Hmmmmm.

Amnorix
04-01-2008, 04:07 PM
If NC beats UCLA in the final, I'll win my pool. If NC beats Mephis, I'll be in 2nd almost without doubt.

If it's anything else, I'm out of the money.

L.A. Chieffan
04-01-2008, 04:10 PM
GO BRUINS BITCHES!

markk
04-01-2008, 04:15 PM
i think they have it right

Reerun_KC
04-01-2008, 04:26 PM
i think they have it right

That is where you went wrong.

L.A. Chieffan
04-01-2008, 04:27 PM
That is where you went wrong.

Word. Bruins gonna take it.

BigVE
04-01-2008, 04:36 PM
Well HECK, why do they even bother playing the games?????

acesn8s
04-01-2008, 04:36 PM
Heard yesterday that KU is least favored to win it all. If they beat NC they will be the dogs again in the final.

Stewie
04-01-2008, 04:42 PM
Vegas doesn't set the line, the suckers who bet set the line. Vegas adjusts the spread up or down depending on which team is getting the most action. They aren't stupid like the people who bet, or care about the line.

beach tribe
04-01-2008, 05:02 PM
:DThat means you can win some dough if you bet on Memphis

Skip Towne
04-01-2008, 05:07 PM
Vuck Fegas

Raiderh8ter77
04-01-2008, 05:17 PM
All I can say i.....BRUINS!!!!! BRUINS!!!!!BRUINS!!!!!

BWillie
04-01-2008, 05:20 PM
Vegas doesn't set the line, the suckers who bet set the line. Vegas adjusts the spread up or down depending on which team is getting the most action. They aren't stupid like the people who bet, or care about the line.

Yup. Vegas could care less about sports. Public perceptions (betting) sets the line. The goal of sports betting is to get the same amount of money on both sides of the line.