Final Four Betting Trends: A look at Pinnacle Sports' bet share data
The Final Four of the Men's NCAA Tournament is slated for tip-off tonight, which means online sportsbooks are adjusting their odds as a large amount of public and sharp action are received on both match ups.
This article takes a look at market movements and uses bet share data powered by Pinnacle Sports (SBR rating A+).
(7) Michigan State vs. (1) Duke
Start time: 6:09pm ET
Opening point spread: Duke -5½
(1) Wisconsin vs. (1) Kentucky
Start time: 8:49pm ET
Opening point spread: Kentucky -5
Starting with Michigan State vs. Duke, 54% of bets have been made on Michigan State ATS. The current line is +5½.
As for the moneyline (outright winner) market, the bets are split even at 50% a side.
The total of 138 points has 58% of bettors in agreement. The public has a tendency of overvaluing the over, especially in high profile match ups such as the NCAAB Final Four.
In the match of 1 seeds, the online bookmaker has seen 52.6% of point spread bets backing Wisconsin. The current line is +5 points, down one point from the opener.
The moneyline of Wisconsin vs. Kentucky is very similar, again with 52% of bettors on Wisconsin.
As for the total of 131.1 points, a significant 62.% of palyers are in favor of the over.
Sportsbook Review will monitor the betting markets and post updated prop betting lines in the NCAA Tournament Betting page at the conclusion of the games and leading up to championship Monday.