The second game of the Final Four begins on Saturday night in Texas close to 9 PM ET and it features the Kentucky Wildcats and the Wisconsin Badgers. Kentucky, an eight-seed, got here using five freshman in the lineup. Wisconsin, a two-seed, got here using veterans and grit. Kentucky is going for its ninth national title, while Wisconsin is appearing in the Final Four for the first time since 2000. Despite the lower seed, we like the upstart Wildcats in this contest.
‘One-and-done’ Wildcats headed for title game
Kentucky has been operating using the ‘one-and-done’ NBA rule of late, bringing in All-American players who spend one year at the school and then move to the pros. It has worked for head coach John Calipari, except it almost looked like it would explode earlier this season. As of March 1, the Wildcats were 21-8 and were in a ton of trouble. They turned their season around and now find themselves in the Final Four, just two wins from a national championship.
Badgers relying on veterans to get the job done
Wisconsin had to knock off number-one seed Arizona in overtime to get to the Final Four, but it was worth it. The program is making its first appearance in the Final Four since 2000. In response to questions about how Kentucky uses the ‘one-and-done’ method, Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said, “Frank Sinatra, wasn’t that the song? We did it our way?” Wisconsin surely is doing things their way right now and the Badgers are enjoying every single minute of their trip to the Final Four.
Fasten your seatbelts folks because tonight’s Final Four games will be some of the most exciting games of the tournament yet. At SportsBetting.ag, the Wildcats and Badgers have an even line from the oddsmakers. We think this will be an offensive contest, which is why we will take the Wildcats with the OVER 138.5 total points scored at -110 with 15 percent of our bankroll.