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Kentucky vs. Connecticut Spread Action Has U Conn Around 60 Percent

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Apr/02/2011
Kentucky vs. Connecticut Spread

The Kentucky vs. Connecticut spread action had the Huskies getting just shy of 60 percent with a line of +2.5 at SBG Global.  While the earlier Final Four game will feature two Cinderella teams (albeit one, Butler, that is appearing in its second straight Final Four), Kentucky vs. U Conn features two schools that have regularly been featured among the Final Four.  U Conn is the number three seed while Kentucky comes into this game as the number four seed.

On Sunday, Kentucky beat mighty North Carolina by a score of 76-69.   Brandon Knight scored 22 points and fourth-seeded Kentucky advanced to the Final Four for the first time since their 1998 national title. 

"We got Kentucky back," senior center Josh Harrellson said. "A lot of people doubted us. A lot of people really didn't think we'd be the team we are. We really pulled it together as a team, and we're back now."

It wasn’t as easy for the Huskies, who managed to beat Arizona by a mere two points on Saturday (final score:  65-63).

Kemba Walker scored 20 points, freshman Jeremy Lamb added 19 and UConn earned its second Final Four berth in three years

"Never did I imagine a team winning nine games in tournament play in 19 days," Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said following the win.  "These brothers, these young guys, have just given me a thrill beyond compare. Our march in the past nine games, I haven't experienced anything like this."

In recent head-to-head matchups dating back to 2006, U Conn has the edge going 2-1.  We should note that the one loss was by just three points.

Here are some additional vital stats to consider in the Kentucky vs. Connecticut Final Four game prior to placing a wager:

 

The Wildcats are 7-1 Against The Spread in their last 8 non-conference games.

The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a Straight Up win.

Kentucky is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.

The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

Kentucky is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.

The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite of 0.5-6.5.

The Wildcats are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite.

The Wildcats are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 vs. Big East.

Kentucky is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 NCAA Tournament games.

The Huskies are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games as an underdog.

The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog of 0.5-6.5.

The Huskies are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games.

U Conn is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.

The Huskies are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

U Conn is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.

The Huskies are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 NCAA Tournament games.

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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