Butler has the March Madness Betting Edge in Indianapolis

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

March Madness betting in the Final Four 2010 normally does not have a home court advantage for any of the four teams.

It will this time though as the Butler Bulldogs will be playing in front of their home fans in Indianapolis.  The Bulldogs are the hottest team in March Madness odds as they have won 24 games in a row.

March Madness betting odds to win the NCAA Championship are really close between the four teams and the edge may go to Butler because of their home advantage. The Final Four 2010 will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and there is no question the Bulldogs are going to have the home court advantage.

Gordon Hayward scored 22 points and added 9 rebounds in the March Madness betting win over Kansas State in the Elite Eight.  Matt Howard got into foul trouble but reserve Andrew Smith played superbly in relief even though he had not played more than 11 minutes in a game all season. “Obviously, it was very nerve-racking when I went in,” Smith said. “But once I stepped in and got into the game, it was like any other game.”

Butler is really a lot better team than their #5 seed would indicate and they are favored in March Madness odds.  “It’s O.K. to call us a mid-major, by the way, Cinderella, whatever you want to call us,” head coach Brad Stevens said. “We still get to play.” Butler is being compared to the basketball team in the movie “Hoosiers” but this Bulldog team is no fluke. “I can’t really tell you how many times I’ve watched that movie,” Hayward said. “I think everyone growing up in Indiana watches that movie. I’ve lost count. It’s always on TV, so whenever it’s on, I love basketball and I love watching that movie.”

Butler is capable of winning in the Final Four 2010 vs. the March Madness betting odds and they can win the National Championship.  They have won 24 games in a row and in this year’s NCAA Tournament they have proven they can play with anyone.  They will not be intimidated in the Final Four 2010 and they have the extra edge of the fans cheering for them in Indianapolis.  A home court edge in basketball is normally worth a few points and that edge may be all Butler needs in March Madness betting to win it all.