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NCAA Championship Game 2010 Odds

Written by:
Johnny Detroit
Published on:
Apr/05/2010
NCAA Championship Game 2010 Odds

NCAA Championship game 2010 odds had Duke a -7 ½ favorite to beat Butler at Sportsbook.com (see odds here).  The line had opened at -6 ½.  More than 70 percent of the betting public was backing Duke in this game.

The Butler Bulldogs and the Duke Blue Devils meet tonight on the grandest stage, the NCAA Championship Game. Duke is listed as a 7 point favorite, with a total of 129 points expected. CBS will air the Championship game at 9:21 EDT.

Coach Krzyzewski has Duke 1 win away from their 4th National Championship under his tenure. There is little doubt that Duke is playing their best basketball of the season right now, as only 1 opponent in the NCAA Tournament has stayed within single digits of the Blue Devils. Duke has only allowed 1 Tournament opponent to score more than 57 PTS against them. Offensively, Duke has scored at least 70 PTS in 4 of their 5 Tournament games. Duke played arguably their best game of the season in beating West Virginia by 21 PTS. The trio of Jon Scheyer, Nolan Smith, and Kyle Singler were dominant against West Virginia, scoring 63 of the Blue Devils 78 PTS. The trio have been doing this all season long, as they account for 70% of the Blue Devils scoring this year. Duke is 34-5 SU and 23-13-2 ATS overall this season. The Blue Devils are 17-5 SU and 12-9-1 ATS away from home this season, including a perfect 12-0 SU in neutral court contests. Duke is 23-14 ATS as the

listed favorite this season, including 10-6-1 ATS as a single digit favorite. Duke has had no problem handling defensive minded teams this season, going 12-5 ATS against teams that allow less than 64 PPG this season. Duke only had 6 turnovers against West Virginia, and have had less than 10 turnovers in 11 games this season.

Some important NCAA Championship Game 2010 odds that really stand out here include:

The Bulldogs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog of 7.0-12.5.

Butler is 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog.

Butler is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS win.

The Blue Devils are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 4-0 following an ATS win.

Duke is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.

The Blue Devils are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games as the listed favorite. The under is 12-5 in the Blue Devils last 17 games as the listed favorite. Duke continues to avoid any major injuries, as they have a clean injury report heading into the title game.

The Cinderella run continues, as the hometown Butler Bulldogs just keep winning. The improbable run continued with Butler overcoming a sluggish start to beat Michigan St. 52-50 to advance to the NCAA Championship game. Butler has been winning with defense, as they haven't allowed any of their opponents to score more than 59 PTS in the Tournament. Butler is 33-4 SU and 17-20 ATS overall this season. Butler has won 25 consecutive games SU as they enter their 1st ever Championship game. Butler is 18-4 SU and 11-11 ATS outside of their home gym this season, including 6-3 in neutral court scenarios. The Bulldogs are 4-3 ATS this season as the listed underdog, including 2-0 SU in this very Tournament. Butler plays well in expected defensive battles this season, going 9-5 ATS in games with an expected total between 120 and 129.5 PTS. F Gordon Hayward leads the Bulldogs with team highs of 15.6 PPG and 8.2 RPG this season. The reigning Horizon League Player of the Year will need to have a huge game for the Bulldogs to play the role of David against Duke's Goliath.

The Bulldogs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog of 7 to 12.5 points. The under is 4-0 in the Bulldogs last 4 NCAA Tournament games. Butler won the battle against Michigan St, but they might not have won the war. Both Guard Shelvin Mack and Forward Matt Howard were injured during their game with Michigan St. Mack is listed as probable, while Howard will be a game time decision.

Pregame.com projects the final score to be 64-59 in favor of the Duke Blue Devils. The under 129 is the Total of the Day!

Johnny Detroit, Gambling911.com 

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