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Free NCAA Tournament Bracket Contest List

March 12th, 2017 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist) | Posted in NCAA Basketball   39 Comments »
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Printable NIT Tournament Bracket for 2015

March 17th, 2015 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist) | Posted in NCAA Basketball   Comments Off on Printable NIT Tournament Bracket for 2015
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Did your favorite college hoops team get snubbed from the NCAA tournament?  Or, are you just a total fanatic when it comes to all college basketball?  Whatever the reason you may be looking to follow the 2015 NIT Tournament, you are likely to need access to an printable bracket that is updated often.  If you are a handicapper or betting enthusiast of college basketball, you may want to see the current odds to win the NIT tournament for 2015.  If you are just looking for a printable NIT bracket for the 2015 National Invitational Tournament, use the link to the left (click on the image of the mini-bracket) for direct access to a regularly-updated, ad-free, N.I.T. tournament bracket that is ready for easy printing.  Also, below you will find the current odds to win the 2015 NIT prior to the first round games, which we will update as often as possible (at least before each round).  These 2015 NIT Tournament odds are from 5 Dimes Sportsbook, which is an online book that we at Bankroll Sports feel offers the very best in future odds options, as we all the very best odds for betting future odds in all sports.
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2014 Sweet 16 Odds (Friday) – NCAA Tournament Lines Friday, 3/28/2014

March 28th, 2014 by Lou Palumbo (Head Columnist) | Posted in General Handicapping, NCAA Basketball   Comments Off on 2014 Sweet 16 Odds (Friday) – NCAA Tournament Lines Friday, 3/28/2014
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Midwest Sweet 16 Games, Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)

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(11) Tennessee Volunteers
vs
(2) Michigan Wolverines

Midwest Sweet 16 Line: Michigan -2.5
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 132
Midwest Sweet 16 Game Tip Off: 7:15pm (EST)
TV Network: TBS
The Tennessee Volunteers have made most of their opportunity, winning over 8 Kentucky Wildcats vs. 4 Louisville Cardinals (-4.5, 139) 9:45 PM EST Iowa in the first round play-in game. Now they’re in the sweet 16, and will face an experienced Michigan squad that is trying to get to the final four for the second straight year. The Volunteers are playing some great defense, but will be tested by the great shooting of the Wolverines.

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(7) Connecticut Huskies
   vs.
(3) Iowa State Cyclones

Midwest Sweet 16 Game Spread: Iowa State -2
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 146
Midwest Sweet 16 Gametime: 7:25 PM EST
TV Network: CBS
The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats lock horns in Indianapolis, renewing their in-state rivalry. Kentucky defeated Louisville back in late December, yet there’s no doubt these teams are playing at a higher level now. Kentucky knocked off the undefeated Wichita State Shockers in what many feel was the most exciting game thus far in the tournament, while Louisville dispatched of St. Louis in rather convincing fashion.

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East Region Sweet 16 Games, Madison Square Garden (New York, NY)

(7) Connecticut Huskies
vs.
(3) Iowa State Cyclones 

East Sweet 16 Line: Iowa State -2
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 146
Midwest Sweet 16 Game Tip Off: 7
:25pm (EST)

TV Network: CBS
Two former teammates will be opposing coaches on Friday evening. Fred Hoiberg and Kevin Ollie were teammates in Chicago back in 2001, now they will try to get their respective teams to the elite 8. Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier and Iowa State guard DeAndre Kane should be one of the more entertaining one on one matchups to watch.

(4) Michigan State Spartans
vs.
(1) Virginia Cavaliers 

East Sweet 16 Line: Virginia -1 @ JustBet
Midwest Sweet 16 Total (Over/Under): 126
Midwest Sweet 16 Game Tip Off: 
9:55pm (EST)

TV Network: TBS
The Michigan State Spartans take on the Virginia Cavaliers in what could be one of the better matchups on Friday. The Spartans have been on a mission since getting all of their starters healthy, and face a Virginia defense that is allowing just 55.5 ppg, tops in the nation. It should be a great matchup of Adreian Payne, Gary Harris and the scoring threats of the Spartans against Virginia’s pack-line defense.

2013 Week 11 College Football Lines & Odds Breakdown

November 6th, 2013 by Chad A. Dawkins | Posted in NCAA Basketball   Comments Off on 2013 Week 11 College Football Lines & Odds Breakdown
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Complete List of Week 11 College Football Lines & Odds Can Be Found Below

Below you will find the complete list of week 11 lines.  We also have provided a little info on all the marquee matchups for week 11 of the 2013 college football season. Sports fans and bettors are in for a great weekend as there are 2 matchups of teams in the top 10, as well as the #1 team in the nation in action against a ranked SEC rival. One thing is for sure, the jockeying for BCS title contention is sure to make this weekend one of the more memorable ones of the 2013 season.

Week 11 NCAA Game Lines For Thursday, November 7, 2013

#3 Oregon (-10.5) at #5 Stanford 9:00 pm EST

The #3 ranked Oregon Ducks will head to Palo Alto, California to take on the Stanford Cardinal in what some will call the game of the year in the PAC-12. These two met up last year in Eugene, and Stanford ruined Oregon’s BCS title hopes with a 17-14 overtime victory. This game is sure to get a lot of attention from the betting public. Oregon is currently getting about 75% of the action.

#10 Oklahoma at #5 Baylor (-15) 7:30 pm EST

The undefeated #5 Baylor Bears will host #10 Oklahoma in what will be Baylor’s stiffest completion thus far in 2013. The Sooners will look to limit Baylor’s offense, which is tops in the country in most offensive categories. The Bears are one of 5 unbeaten teams, and will look to win big to get style points in a crowded BCS race.

Week 11 NCAA Game Lines For Saturday, November 9, 2013

#2 Florida State (-35) at Wake Forest 12:00 pm EST

The #2 ranked Florida State Seminoles will try to keep the momentum going when they travel to Winston Salem, North Carolina to face the upset-minded Demon Deacons of Wake Forest. The Seminoles have reeled off 4 impressive victories in a row and won those contests by an average margin of 39 points. Wake Forest has had a couple of upset wins this year over N.C. State and Maryland.

Kansas St at #25 Texas Tech (-2.5) 3:30 pm EST

The Texas Tech Red Raiders will try to rebound from an 18 point home loss last week, as they host the Kansas St Wildcats. This is a tough spot for the Red Raiders, as they will need to stay focused with a game at Baylor last week. Kansas St won this matchup last year 55-24, but most know that this is not the same Wildcat squad from a year ago.

#9 Auburn (-7.5) at Tennessee 12:00 pm EST

The Auburn Tigers will try to keep their SEC championship hopes alive as they face the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville. Since losing at LSU, Auburn has won 5 straight, including an impressive victory at Texas A&M. Tennessee has played extremely well at home this season, losing by 3 to Georgia in overtime, and upsetting South Carolina 23-21.

Nebraska at Michigan (-7) 3:30 pm EST

Two 6-2 teams in the Big 10 clash in Ann Arbor, as the Nebraska Cornhuskers face the Michigan Wolverines. Nebraska got back in the win column last week, with the help of a hail mary touchdown pass at the end of regulation to beat Northwestern. Michigan on the other hand, had a rough time with Michigan St, losing 29-6. Michigan head coach Brady Hoke is still undefeated at Ann Arbor. This will only be the third road game for the Cornhuskers this year. They are 1-1 away from Lincoln, winning at Purdue 44-7, and losing at Minnesota 34-23.

Houston at #21 Central Florida (-10.5) 7:00 pm EST

The Houston Cougars and Central Florida Golden Knights meet in Orlando on Saturday night in an American Athletic Conference showdown. These teams are no strangers to each other, as they were both in Conference USA prior to joining the AAC. Central Florida’s only loss came at the hands of South Carolina 28-25. Houston’s only loss was against BYU, losing by 1 in a 47-46 shootout. If this game is anything like the prior meetings between these two, it should be quite entertaining.

#13 LSU at #1 Alabama (-12.5) 8:00 pm EST

The game on Saturday that will have the majority of sports fans and bettors attention is none other than the battle in Tuscaloosa between LSU and Alabama. In the past few seasons, no other regular season matchup has received as much attention as this one. The last meeting between these two SEC rivals lived up to the hype, as Alabama scored with 51 seconds left to seal a 21-17 victory. This might be one of the best offenses LSU has had in quite some time, yet the defense has not been as stellar as in years past. As for Alabama, their defense is playing at an extremely high level. Since giving up 42 points to Texas A&M in their second game, Alabama has not allowed more than 10 points in a game; while winning by an average of 36 points per game.

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Week 11 NCAA Football Game Lines For Wednesday, 9/8/2013
# Teams Spread Total Odds
8:00 PM        
105 CENTRAL MICHIGAN  +20½-110  o56-110  +850
106 BALL STATE  -20½-110  u56-110  -1400
         
Week 11 College Football Game Lines For Thursday, 9/7/2013
# Teams Spread Total Odds
7:30 PM        
109 OKLAHOMA  +15-110  o73½-110  
110 BAYLOR  -15-110  u73½-110  
7:30 PM        
111 TROY  +14-110  o66½-110  +430
112 UL LAFAYETTE  -14-110  u66½-110  -560
9:00 PM        
113 OREGON  -10½-110  o61-110  -370
114 STANFORD  +10½-110  u61-110  +300
         
Week 11 College Football Game Odds For Friday, 9/8/2013
# Teams Spread Total Odds
8:30 PM        
115 LOUISVILLE  -27½-110  o49-110  -6000
116 CONNECTICUT  +27½-110  u49-110  +1800
9:00 PM        
117 AIR FORCE  +3-120  o59-110  
118 NEW MEXICO  -3EV  u59-110  
         
All the Saturday Week 11 College Football Game Lines, 9/9/2013
# Teams Spread Total Odds
12:00 PM        
119 IOWA  -15-110  o45½-110  -700
120 PURDUE  +15-110  u45½-110  +510
12:00 PM        
121 WESTERN KENTUCKY  -6½-110  o57½-110  -230
122 ARMY  +6½-110  u57½-110  +192
12:00 PM        
123 SMU  +8½-110  o63½-110  +265
124 CINCINNATI U  -8½-110  u63½-110  -320
4:00 PM        
125 NC STATE  +9½-110  o56½-110  +295
126 DUKE  -9½-110  u56½-110  -360
3:45 PM        
127 TULSA  +17½-110  o52½-110  +720
128 EAST CAROLINA  -17½-110  u52½-110  -1100
3:30 PM        
129 ILLINOIS  +10-110  o76-110  +315
130 INDIANA  -10-110  u76-110  -390
12:00 PM        
131 TCU  -7-110  o47-110  -270
132 IOWA STATE  +7-110  u47-110  +225
12:00 PM        
133 FLORIDA STATE  -35-110  o54-110  -15000
134 WAKE FOREST  +35-110  u54-110  +14980
12:00 PM        
135 UAB  +23-110  o67-110  +1100
136 MARSHALL  -23-110  u67-110  -2000
12:00 PM        
137 VIRGINIA TECH  +6½-110  o44-110  +200
138 MIAMI FLORIDA  -6½-110  u44-110  -240
12:00 PM        
139 PENN STATE  +2½-110  o47½-110  +115
140 MINNESOTA U  -2½-110  u47½-110  -135
3:30 PM        
141 SYRACUSE  +6-110  o53-110  +192
142 MARYLAND  -6-110  u53-110  -230
12:00 PM        
143 MISSOURI  -14-110  o56-110  -550
144 KENTUCKY  +14-110  u56-110  +425
12:30 PM        
145 VIRGINIA  +13½-110  o51½-110  +400
146 NORTH CAROLINA  -13½-110  u51½-110  -520
12:00 PM        
147 VANDERBILT  +10-110  o43-110  +310
148 FLORIDA  -10-110  u43-110  -380
1:00 PM        
149 WESTERN MICHIGAN  -2½-110  o58½-110  -135
150 EASTERN MICHIGAN  +2½-110  u58½-110  +115
2:00 PM        
151 TULANE  +8-110  o51-110  +255
152 TEX SAN ANTONIO  -8-110  u51-110  -310
10:15 PM        
153 FRESNO STATE  -9-110  o79-110  -320
154 WYOMING  +9-110  u79-110  +265
12:00 PM        
155 KANSAS STATE  +3-110  o59½-110  +130
156 TEXAS TECH  -3-110  u59½-110  -150
3:30 PM        
157 BYU  +7½-110  o55½-110  +255
158 WISCONSIN  -7½-110  u55½-110  -310
12:20 PM        
159 ARKANSAS  +16-110  o53½-110  +480
160 MISSISSIPPI  -16-110  u53½-110  -640
3:30 PM        
161 NEVADA  +9-110  o64½-110  +270
162 COLORADO STATE  -9-110  u64½-110  -330
8:00 PM        
163 COLORADO  +28-110  o61-110  +1700
164 WASHINGTON U  -28-110  u61-110  -5000
7:00 PM        
165 TEXAS  -6½-110  o56-110  -245
166 WEST VIRGINIA  +6½-110  u56-110  +205
4:00 PM        
167 ARIZONA STATE  -6½-110  o64½-110  -250
168 UTAH  +6½-110  u64½-110  +210
3:30 PM        
169 NEBRASKA  +7-110  o57½-110  +220
170 MICHIGAN  -7-110  u57½-110  -265
3:30 PM        
171 HAWAII  +16½-110  o53-110  +540
172 NAVY  -16½-110  u53-110  -750
3:30 PM        
173 UTEP  +25-110  o57-110  +1500
174 NORTH TEXAS  -25-110  u57-110  -3000
4:00 PM        
175 KANSAS  +31-110  o53½-110  +1800
176 OKLAHOMA STATE  -31-110  u53½-110  -6000
3:00 PM        
177 USC  -16-110  o55½-110  -650
178 CALIFORNIA  +16-110  u55½-110  +485
3:30 PM        
179 NOTRE DAME  -4-110  o51-110  -180
180 PITTSBURGH U  +4-110  u51-110  +155
3:30 PM        
181 MISSISSIPPI ST  +19-110  o66½-110  +720
182 TEXAS A&M  -19-110  u66½-110  -1100
3:30 PM        
183 BOSTON COLLEGE  -24½-110  o60½-110  -3000
184 NEW MEXICO STATE  +24½-110  u60½-110  +1500
8:00 PM        
185 UTAH STATE  -14-110  o56½-110  -500
186 UNLV  +14-110  u56½-110  +390
4:00 PM        
187 FLORIDA INTL  +18½-110  o48½-110  +850
188 MIDDLE TENN ST  -18½-110  u48½-110  -1400
7:00 PM        
189 ARKANSAS STATE  +4½-110  o57-110  +170
190 UL MONROE  -4½-110  u57-110  -200
7:00 PM        
191 SOUTHERN MISS  +15½-110  o52-110  +485
192 LOUISIANA TECH  -15½-110  u52-110  -650
12:00 PM        
193 AUBURN  -7½-110  o54½-110  -280
194 TENNESSEE U  +7½-110  u54½-110  +230
7:00 PM        
195 HOUSTON U  +10½-110  o64-110  +335
196 CENTRAL FLORIDA  -10½-110  u64-110  -420
10:00 PM        
197 UCLA  -1-110  o56½-110  
198 ARIZONA U  +1-110  u56½-110  
8:00 PM        
199 LSU  +12-110  o55-110  +335
200 ALABAMA  -12-110  u55-110  -420
10:30 PM        
201 SAN DIEGO STATE  +6½-110  o55-110  +205
202 SAN JOSE STATE  -6½-110  u55-110  -245

National Championship Game Odds: Michigan vs. Louisville 4/8/13

April 7th, 2013 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in NCAA Basketball   Comments Off on National Championship Game Odds: Michigan vs. Louisville 4/8/13
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Rick Pitino LouisvilleThe Louisville Cardinals and the Michigan Wolverines were largely two of the best teams in the country all season long. Michigan floundered just a bit down the stretch of the regular season, while Louisville played its best basketball when it mattered the most, but after each team won five straight games in the dance, they now meet each other with the National Championship on the line. The Cardinals haven’t won the title since 1986. The Wolverines have failed to be the victors since 1989. Here at Bankroll Sports, we analyze the last battle on the college basketball betting lines of the season, as these two duke it out in Atlanta for all of the marbles.

March Madness: Michigan Wolverines vs. Louisville Cardinals
Michigan vs. Louisville Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Michigan vs. Louisville Date/Time: Monday, April 8th, 9:23 p.m. (ET)
2013 March Madness On TV: CBS

Key #1: Trey Burke can’t have another game like he did against Syracuse
Big time players come to life in the biggest games of the season. Surprisingly though, Burke was rather MIA against the Syracuse Orange in the Final Four. He only scored seven points, and he wasn’t hitting any of those remarkable shots that we have become accustomed to seeing him knock down. In the clutch though, there still isn’t a player on either side of the court that we would rather have on our side, and it is definitely worth embracing that fact. Burke has proven time and time again that he has the ability to play the biggest ball in the biggest games, and it hasn’t even just been here in the dance. Sure, we all remember the two shots against the Kansas Jayhawks that eliminated the No. 1 seed in the South Region, but few remember that Burke was the man that came up with the steal to beat the Michigan State Spartans earlier this year, and he is the man that kept finding ways to score against some of the best and most ferocious defenses in the nation. Simply put, Burke is the man for the Wolverines, and though there is going to be plenty of discussion about some of the other players in this game, this is the one that has to step it up and become the de facto MVP if Big Blue is going to cut down the nets.

National Championship Game Odds at WagerWeb Sportsbook
#4 Michigan Wolverines +3.5
#1 Louisville Cardinals -3.5
Over/Under 137.5
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Key #2: One of these teams needs to have its role players make some huge plays
When you talk about role players in big games like this one, you often only think of which player can come up with the most points, especially off of the bench. That being said, the player that it makes the most sense to talk about right now is F Luke Hancock, who came off of the bench and scored 20 points to lead the way for the Cardinals. Though we know that Hancock had a huge game, we’re not really referring to men like him that are used to playing regular minutes. Instead, we are referring to men like G Tim Henderson, who scored 16 points all season long and put up two threes in a row to push Louisville from down 12 to down six in a span of less than a minute. We’re talking about G Caris LeVert, who came onto the court for Michigan and scored eight huge points after not scoring a single point since March 3rd. G Spike Albrecht did damage as well, hitting two threes in his five minutes on the court against Syracuse. Albrecht now has 19 points in this tournament. He only had scored 48 points in the entire regular season and the Big Ten Tournament. Whichever one of these teams can get the most out of these types of players will have a huge leg up on the other, because the truth of the matter is that the talent level from #1 through #6 or #7 that these two teams have is remarkably similar.

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Key #3: If the Wolverines get ahead, they have to throw down the hammer
We’ve watched time and time again here in the NCAA Tournament that teams that build substantial leads just don’t figure out how to put teams down. Davidson failed against Marquette, and the Golden Eagles ran all the way to the Elite Eight as a result. Wichita State didn’t put away Ohio State, and the Buckeyes had the ball down three points in that game with a chance to erase a 20-point deficit. The Shockers then blew a 12-point second half lead against Louisville. Even Michigan really isn’t exempt. The Wolverines had opportunity after opportunity to put away the Orange in the Final Four, and still, Syracuse found a way to have possession of the ball with less than 30 seconds to play with a chance to tie or take the lead. However, we have also seen the Wolverines as the beneficiaries of such an act. They were badly outplayed for most of the game against the Jayhawks, only to ultimately find a way to blow the game by getting outshot and turning the ball over too many times in the final five minutes or so. The one thing that we know about the Cardinals is that they aren’t giving up in games. The G Kevin Ware injury showed us that this team is resilient, and it has the ability to go on some massive runs to get the job done. If Michigan gets ahead and it doesn’t figure out how to keep its foot on the gas pedal, we know that the Cardinals are going to find their way back in this game.

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2013 NCAA Tournament Odds, College Basketball Picks & Tips

April 7th, 2013 by Adam Markowitz (Bankroll Sports Columnist) | Posted in NCAA Basketball   1 Comment »
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March MadnessJust two teams are left standing in the chase to pick up college basketball’s most illustrious award. Don’t miss all of the action on the March Madness betting lines for the one final game of the year, and here at Bankroll Sports, we’re giving you the inside edge for which one of these two dynamite teams you should be backing on the National Championship Game odds.

5Dimes College BasketballThe Michigan Wolverines (March Madness Odds: 1.65 to 1 @ 5Dimes Sportsbook) has shocked the world out of the No. 4 seed in the South Region to not just make it to the Final Four, but to ultimately win the National Semifinals as well. We have continually said that this is a touched team, and we are sticking by that logic in the National Championship Game as well. This is the toughest test that the team has faced all season long, though. For as great as teams like Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Illinois, and Minnesota really were this year, Louisville is the best team that the Wolverines will be challenged by. The hope is that Big Blue doesn’t fall by the wayside the same way that Iowa did against Baylor in the NIT Final earlier this week. What we will say about Michigan though, is that it does have the best player that is going to be on the court. G Trey Burke didn’t play all that well against the Syracuse Orange, but he had some help from his friends. The Wooden Award winner is joined in the backcourt by the talented G Tim Hardaway Jr. and the streaky G Nik Stauskas. F Glenn Robinson III has done a remarkable job in this tournament, but the real man of the hour has been F Mitch McGary, who has averaged 16.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game after averaging under seven points and under six rebounds per game in the regular season.

List Of NCAA Tournament Basketball National Champions (Since 2000)
2012 NCAA Tournament Champions: Kentucky Wildcats
2011 NCAA Tournament Champions: Connecticut Huskies
2010 NCAA Tournament Champions: Duke Blue Devils
2009 NCAA Tournament Champions: North Carolina Tar Heels
2008 NCAA Tournament Champions: Kansas Jayhawks
2007 NCAA Tournament Champions: Florida Gators
2006 NCAA Tournament Champions: Florida Gators
2005 NCAA Tournament Champions: North Carolina Tar Heels
2004 NCAA Tournament Champions: Connecticut Huskies
2003 NCAA Tournament Champions: Syracuse Orange
2002 NCAA Tournament Champions: Maryland Terrapins
2001 NCAA Tournament Champions: Duke Blue Devils
2000 NCAA Tournament Champions: Michigan State Spartans

The Louisville Cardinals (Odds To Win National Championship: 1 to 1.75 @ 5Dimes Sportsbook) are the team to beat for sure. Though they did have a tough time with the Wichita State Shockers in the Final Four on Saturday, they have definitively been the toughest team in America to knock off for the mass majority of the season. Ironically, there is only one player, G Russ Smith that is averaging double digits in scoring per game for Head Coach Rick Pitino, but that doesn’t make the team any less talented. C Gorgui Dieng usually doesn’t have a man that can match his combination of size and strength on the inside, while G Peyton Siva has a leadership quality that isn’t able to be taught even in the best practices. F Chane Behanan has been relatively quiet in this tournament, but though he has really not done all that much, F Luke Hancock became a star instantaneously when he scored 20 points against the Shockers. Head Coach Rick Pitino is the master of getting the most out of his team, and Louisville has been the bona fide favorite on the odds to win the National Championship for the duration of this tournament. If Louisville were to win it all on Monday, it would be just the third time in the history of the dance that the No. 1 overall seed went on to claim glory at cut down the nets at the Final Four.

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Louisville Cardinals Win NCAA Championship -175
Michigan Wolverines Win NCAA Championship +165

Louisville Cardinals -3.5
Michigan Wolverines +3.5
Over/Under 138

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Louisville Cardinals -185
Michigan Wolverines +165

Louisville Cardinals -4
Michigan Wolverines +4
Over/Under 137.5

2013 NCAA Tournament On TV, March Madness Television Schedule

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NCAA Tournament on TVThe 2013 NCAA Tournament is officially here! Don’t miss a moment of the action here at Bankroll Sports, as we feature all of the games that are going to be on TV from the opening game of the First Four all the way to the final gun in Atlanta with the nets coming down. Join our officially March Madness Television schedule and check out where you can find all of the NCAA Tournament games on TV.

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National Championship Game On TV: Monday, April 8th (4/8/13)
9:23 p.m. ET #4 Michigan Wolverines vs. #1 Louisville Cardinals (CBS)

All sorts of history and tradition is going to be on display on Saturday night in the National Championship Game, as Louisville and Michigan get set to wage war with one another. The Cardinals are playing in the NCAA Tournament Final for the first time since 1986, and they have won both of their opportunities in which they have played for all the marbles. Michigan’s Fab Five teams from the 1990s were never able to pull off a feat quite like these Wolverines have been able to do this season. The Big Blue Nation hasn’t been to the National Title Game since 1989.

Of course, these aren’t nearly the only storylines that are going on for this game. Head Coach Rick Pitino is trying to become the first coach in the history of college basketball to win a National Championship with two different teams. He has a talented side that is full of experienced players at this level, and men like G Peyton Siva and G Russ Smith have been playing with their hair on fire. Louisville has knocked off an interesting group of teams. The Cardinals probably had the most impressive game of these two clubs, beating the snot out of the Duke Blue Devils in the Elite Eight, but aside from that, the No. 8 Colorado State Rams in the Round of 32 was the toughest foe that the Big East champs faced. In order, the Cardinals knocked off North Carolina A&T, Colorado State, Oregon, Duke, and Wichita State. The Cards had their really only tough fight in the dance in the Final Four against Wichita State. They never led by more than five points in spite of the fact that they were favored by 9 1/2.

Michigan meanwhile, should have been dead in the water against the Kansas Jayhawks in the Sweet 16. The Wolverines should have been had if not for the fact that G Trey Burke came up with two monstrous shots to send the game to overtime. Ultimately, the Big Ten reps prevailed, and they stormed through the Elite Eight against the Florida Gators to reach the Final Four. The 2-3 zone didn’t give Michigan any troubles against the Syracuse Orange, and though the final score was relatively close, the outcome of the game really never should have been in serious doubt. The Wolverines were able to dispose of South Dakota State and VCU without all that much of a fight on either account to get through the first weekend of the tourney as well.