Sportsbooks Rooting Against NC State in Final Four

Written by:
Press Release
Published on:
Apr/02/2024

Unlike most of the country that wants to see Cinderella continue to dance, oddsmakers will definitely be rooting against NC State on Saturday.

BOL_CK_MM_250x2501.gif

Our shop is reporting that an NC State championship would cost the house a loss 10x that of the next-closest team (UConn).

The Wolfpack's pre-tournament title odds were 150/1, which equated to an implied probability of less than 1 percent (.07% to be exact).

Here are the pre-tourney and current NCAAM Championship odds ahead of the Final Four:

    UConn: 4/1 to 1/2
    Purdue: 7/1 to 2/1
    Alabama: 40/1 to 15/1
    NC State: 150/1 to 16/1

We don't know who will meet for all the marbles on Monday, April 8, but we do have early spreads for all four of the potential matchups:

    Alabama vs Purdue (-5)
    NC State vs Alabama (-5.5)
    NC State vs UConn (-14)
    Purdue vs UConn (-5.5)

Going back to the Wolfpack, heading into the Sweet 16 there wasn't a single NC State player on the odds board for MOP. Now, there are two, and both are named DJ.

 

NCAAM Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Zach Edey (Purdue)                   2/1

Donovan Clingan (UConn)          2/1

Tristen Newton (UConn)            5/1

Cam Spencer (UConn)               6/1

Stephon Castle (UConn)            18/1

DJ Burns (NC State)                   22/1

Mark Sears (Alabama)               22/1

Braden Smith (Purdue)              25/1

DJ Horne (NC State)                   40/1

Alex Karaban (UConn)               50/1

Aaron Estrada (Alabama)           100/1

Grant Nelson (Alabama)            100/1

Lance Jones (Purdue)                100/1

 

Finally, here are some fantastic Final Four props, including NBA Draft spots for a few of the players:

 

Will UConn win both men's and women's national championship?

Yes       12/1

 

Will NC State win both men's and women's national championship?

Yes       250/1

 

Longest unanswered point run by any team

Over/Under      11.5 points

 

Will UConn win Final Four and championship game by double digits?

Yes       +170

No        -250

 

Will UConn trail at half in Final Four or championship game?

Yes       +150

No        -200

 

Who will be drafted first?

Donovan Clingan           -500

Zach Edey                     +300

 

Donovan Clingan Draft Position

Over/Under      12.5

 

Zach Edey Draft Position

Over/Under      25.5

 

Will Zach Edey score 30+ points?

Yes       +145

No        -175

 

How many free throws will Zach Edey attempt?

Over/Under      10.5

 

Will Zach Edey block a DJ Burns shot?

Yes       -110

No        -130

 

Will DJ Burns get NFL tryout?

Yes       +300

No        -500

Basketball Odds News

Klay Thompson Next Team Odds

Tuesday night was likely Klay Thompson's last game as a Golden State Warrior.  Next stop?  Orlando, assuming the oddsmakers are correct.

Syndicate