College Basketball Betting - Cornell vs. Kentucky Odds Preview

NCAA Basketball BettingAfter witnessing fellow top seed Kansas fall to Northern Iowa in the second round, Kentucky made sure there would be no chance that it would suffer a similar March Madness odds fate with a dominating 30-point win over Wake Forest. Now the Wildcats will tip off with ‘Cinderella’ story Cornell for a spot in the Elite Eight.

What: NCAA Basketball Betting

When: Thursday March 25, 2010

Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York

The Road To The Sweet 16: Cornell

After receiving Barack Obama’s anointment as his own personal sleeper choice for his March Madness picks, the Big Red have looked dominant in two NCAA national title tournament wins. Number 12 seeded Cornell capped fifth seed Temple 78-65 in the opening round, before blowing out fourth-seeded Wisconsin 87-69 to become the first Ivy League school to advance to the Sweet 16 in over 30 years. The Big Red have done more than just win, they have dominated winning their two games by a combined 32 points, including shooting over 60 percent from the field and over 50 percent from beyond the arc in the win over the Badgers. The tandem of guard Louis Dale and forward Ryan Wittman have reached 20-plus points in both wins, and Center Jeff Foote continues to play efficient basketball on the boards and as a down-low scoring presence.

The Road To The Sweet 16: Kentucky

On the subject of domination, Kentucky has left nothing to chance on its quest to the Sweet 16, dropping both of its opponents by a combined 59-point total. The Wildcats destroyed East Tennessee State 100-71, before breezing past Wake Forest 90-60. Arguably the nation’s best player, guard John Wall has for the most part allowed his teammates to take the spotlight while contributing with an efficient team-first attitude that led to him scoring just 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting in the win over the Demon Deacons. Fellow guard Darius Miller scored a team-high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting, while two other players, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe each reached double-digit point totals in their second game of NCAA March Madness.

Who Will Advance To The Elite Eight: Cornell vs Kentucky

The Big Red have enjoyed a magical run through the Ivy League conference and in to the NCAA March Madness tournament’s Sweet 16, but may be overmatched against the top seed in the East bracket. Arguably the nation’s best player, Kentucky guard John Wall has not needed to be at his best in a pair of blow out wins to open the tournament, which makes the Wildcats an even scarier opponent to face. Even if Wall was not in the line up Cornell would have problems finding a way to trade baskets with the likes of DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson. Look for Kentucky to cover the spread and advance to the Elite Eight where it will tip off with the winner of the price per head contest between Washington and West Virginia.

BSN Sports Pick: Kentucky


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