Sportsbooks Rooting Against NC State in Final Four

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


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

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