North Carolina, Memphis, Kansas and UCLA will battle it out for Final Four glory and it should make for exciting Final Four betting odds.
Final 4 odds for the 2008 Final Four show that the only team that really struggled getting into the Final Four was UCLA. The Bruins had trouble in every round until they finally got things going against Xavier. Kansas did have trouble in dispatching Davidson but had little trouble before then. North Carolina and Memphis had no trouble in any game and are the two favorites in Final 4 odds. Let’s take a look at each of the teams and their chances in 2008 Final 4 odds.
North Carolina is the consensus #1 overall seed and a 3 point favorite in Final 4 odds against Kansas. It will be North Carolina head coach Roy Williams against his former team in Final 4 odds. The Tar Heels are expected to find a way to beat Kansas in Final Four betting odds. North Carolina has the All-American Tyler Hansbrough and they are a worth favorite in Final 4 odds.
The other matchup has Memphis as a small 1.5 point favorite against UCLA in Final 4 odds. The Tigers have the explosive offense while UCLA has the experience and the multi-talented Kevin Love who can impact Final Four betting odds. Memphis has turned it on of late and looks like a powerful squad in Final 4 odds while the Bruins have been fortunate to advance. With a game this close in Final 4 odds it could come down to free throw shooting and if that is the case the Tigers could be in trouble as they are one of the worst free throw shooting teams in the country.
The Bruins under head coach Ben Howland have lost in their two trips to the Final Four as they lost to Florida both times in Final Four betting odds. Memphis head coach John Calipari led Massachusetts to the Final Four in 1996. This is his first time leading Memphis this far but the Tigers are still a slight Final 4 odds favorite.