Elite Eight College Basketball Betting Preview (Saturday)

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Sports Interaction's Al Dannity breaks down Saturday's Elite Eight College Basketball betting preview match-ups in the NCAA tournament.

Mid Major Mania will continue into the Final Four as Butler will upset the Kansas State Wildcats in Salt Lake City on Saturday. The Bulldogs are a major conference quality team playing in a league nobody watches and until Thursday night they weren't getting respect. Beating Syracuse isn't enough for Butler, most Mid-Majors will be happy with One Shining Moment but the Bulldogs want a bigger bite. They have Final Four intentions and won't let the win go to their head. They hung with the Orange for the whole game, forcing 18 turnovers and enter this game knowing that win will bring them to a Final Four in their hometown of Indianapolis.

For K-State reaching the Elite Eight is huge but the favorite's tag has weighed heavy on the Wildcats in this tournament. Kansas State looked impressive on the opening weekend of the tournament but it took double overtime to outduel the Musketeers of Xavier on Thursday in Salt Lake City. Wildcats don't have nine lives and they'll learn that the hard way on Saturday. Butler Bulldogs to win big with Sports Interaction.

Where one pack of Wildcats falls another will rise. After weeks of doubting their ability to make the Final Four I am finally on the Kentucky bandwagon after the Wildcats ripped Cornell to shreds on Thursday. John Wall is on a mission to show youth can trump experience and the worrying thing for Kentucky's opponents is that he's got plenty of help. Against a Big Red team big on experience, it was Wall who stood tall with 8 points 8 rebounds and 7 assists while DeMarcus Cousins chipped in with 16 points and Patrick Patterson had 12 rebounds. This is team that can spread the workload across the court and beat opponents in multiple ways. It doesn't matter what look they get, the Wildcats will find a way to unlock any defense. That's why I'm backing them to win big with Sports Interaction.

They won't have it easy against West Virginia who tamed the Washington Huskies in the Sweet Sixteen with a 13 point win. On Saturday however the Mountaineers will face an obstacle to great to overcome. Even with Darrell Bryant healthy this would have been a tough game for WVU, with him out of action it's hard to believe the Mountaineers can climb all the way to Indianapolis. Back the Kentucky Wildcats to win and win big with Sports Interaction.

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