Alternative View via Props Bets Can Aid Bettors in Title Game

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Kevin Stott

Monday, April 2, 2018 1:35 PM UTC

Monday, Apr. 2, 2018 1:35 PM UTC

Only one more day left of the madness as the last two partners finally get together tonight in the Big Dance, with Villanova seeking its second title in three seasons and Michigan looking to  end its epic run in style. Here are alternate point spreads, totals, and other props.

NCAA Championship: Props Bets

The Final Four has become the Final Two. The 2018 NCAA Tournament will end tonight (9:20 ET; TBS) with the Big 10's Michigan Wolverines (33-7 SU, 25-13-1 ATS) meeting Big East's Villanova Wildcats (35-4 SU, 26-12-1) in the Alamodome in San Antonio. Nova is a 6½- to 7-point favorite on the college basketball odds board, with the total at 145 to 145½. The moneyline odds see Villanova ranging from -300 to -350.

However, those aren't the only numbers to consider for your NCAAB picks.

Semifinal Favorites Covered

Moe Wagner and the Wolverines eliminated Cinderella story Loyola-Chicago 69-57 (MICH -5½) in Saturday’s first semifinal before the Wildcats dismantled Kansas 85-79 (VIL -5) by connecting on 18 of their 40 3-point attempts.

The Wildcats (-135 To Score First tonight, 5Dimes) have made a record 454 shots from 3-point range this season and Michigan (+115 To Score First) will have to play tight defense. The Wolverines also will have to connect on 3’s of their own to have a chance to bring the trophy back to Ann Arbor.

A team east of the Mississippi River will win the championship for a 10th straight season and for the 20th time in the past 21 years. The exception was in 2008 when Kansas beat Memphis in overtime in San Antonio.

Alternative Thinking

Here are your alternate numbers for various points in the game (and overtime, if necessary) from 5Dimes:

First 5 Minutes Point Spreads

Villanova -½ -140; Michigan +½ +120

Villanova -1 -115; Michigan +1 +105

Villanova -1½ +110; Michigan +1 -130

First 5 Minutes Money Line

Villanova -165; Michigan +145

First 5 Minutes Totals

Over 15½ -145; Under 15½ +125

Over 16 -120; Under 16 +100

Over 16½ +105; Under 16½ -125

First 10 Minutes Point Spreads

Villanova -1 -135; Michigan +1 +115

Villanova -1½ -115; Michigan +1 -105

Villanova -2 +105; Michigan +2 -125

First 10 Minutes Money Line

Villanova -175; Michigan +155

First 10 Minutes Totals

Over 32½ -127; Under 32½ +107

Over 33 -110; Under 32 -110

Over 33½ +107; Under 33½ -127

First 15 Minutes Point Spreads

Villanova -2 -125; Michigan +2 +105

Villanova -2½ -110; Michigan +2½ -110

Villanova -3 +105; Michigan +3 -125

First 15 Minutes Money Line

Villanova -190, Michigan +165

First 15 Minutes Totals

Over 49½ -130; Under 49½ +110

Over 50 -115; Under 50 -105

Over 50½ +100; Under 50½ -120

First Half Alternate Point Spreads

Villanova -1 -178; Michigan +1 +157

Villanova -1½ -165; Michigan +1½ +145

Villanova -2 -153; Michigan +2 +133

Villanova -2½ -138; Michigan +2½ +118

Villanova -3 -125; Michigan +3 +105

Villanova -3½ -110; Michigan +3½ -110

Villanova -4 +105; Michigan +4 -125

Villanova -4½ +118; Michigan +4½ -138

Villanova -5 +133; Michigan +5 -153

Villanova -5½ +145; Michigan +5½ -165

Villanova -6 +160; Michigan +6 -185

First Half Money Line

Villanova -210; Michigan +175

First Half Alternate Totals

Over 66 -133; Under 66 +113

Over 66½ -125; Under 66½ +105

Over 67 -118; Under 67 +102

Over 67½ -110; Under 67½ -110

Over 68 -102; Under 68 -118

Over 68½ +105; Under 68½ -125

Over 69 +113; Under 69 -133

Over 69½ +120; Under 69½ -140

Over 70 +128; Under 70 -148

Alternate Point Spreads

Michigan -1½ +280; Villanova +1½ -340

Michigan -1 +270; Villanova +1 +330

Villanova -3 -220; Michigan +3 +180

Villanova -3½ -187; Michigan +3½ +162

Villanova -4 -172; Michigan +4 +152

Villanova -4½ -157; Michigan +4½ +137

Villanova -5 -147; Michigan +5 +127

Villanova -5½ -134; Michigan +5½ +114

Villanova -6 -122; Michigan +6 +102

Villanova -6½ -110;Michigan +6½ -110

Villanova -7 -102; Michigan +7 -118

Villanova -7½ +108; Michigan +7½ -128

Villanova -8 +120; Michigan +8 -140

Villanova -8½ +130; Michigan +8½ -150

Villanova -9 +143; Michigan +9 -163

Villanova -9½ +153; Michigan +9½ -173

Villanova -10 +167; Michigan +10 -193

Alternate Totals

Over 141½ -157; Under 141½ +137

Over 142 -150; Under 142 +130

Over 142½ -142; Under 142½ +122

Over 143 -136; Under 143 +116

Over 143½ -129; Under 143½ +109

Over 144 -123; Under 144 +103

Over 144½ -116; Under 144½ -104

Over 145 -110; Under 145 -110

Over 145½ -104; Under 145½ -116

Over 146 +103; Under 146 -123

Over 146½ +109; Under 146½ -129

Over 147 +116; Under 147 -136

Over 147½ +122; Under 147½ -142

Over 148 +130; Under 148 -150

Over 148½ +137; Under 148½ -157

Over 149½ +145; Under 149½ -175

Over 150½ +160; Under 150½ -195

Over 151½ +175; Under 151½ -225

Over 152½ +190; Under 152½ -250

Free Alternate Totals Prop Pick: First 15 Minutes Over 50 -115 (5Dimes)

Check out SBR’s college basketball odds page for updated lines. Also, head over to the March Madness Betting Headquarters for vital handicapping information, picks, and a list of the best sports books and live betting options for the tournament season.

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