Wisconsin Vs Kentucky Final Four Point Spread & ATS Pick

Wisconsin Vs Kentucky Final Four Point Spread & ATS Pick

Wisconsin Vs Kentucky Final Four Point Spread & ATS Pick

The top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats are 5-1 straight and 1-3-2 against the spread in their last six trips to the Final Four and are a whopping 38-0 this season on their quest for the perfect season. Standing in their way are the the 5-point underdog Wisconsin Badgers.

This tilt marks the first time in nine games that the Wildcats are not favored by double digits and is the lowest NCAA basketball point-spread that Kentucky has been asked to cover this season.

An In-Depth Look At The Wisconsin Badgers Vs Kentucky Wildcats Final Four Point Spread & My ATS Pick

Matchup: (1) Wisconsin Badgers vs (1) Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Apr. 4 2015 
Start Time: 8:49 p.m. ET 
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
TV Info: TBS
Stream: March Madness Live
Radio: Wisconsin Vs Kentucky
Point Spread: Blue Wildcats -5
Game Total: 131

This will be the third time Kentucky and Wisconsin meet with the Wildcats winning the first two meetings, including a 74-73 win in last season’s Final Four.

Wisconsin had a 31-3 record, 18-15-1 against the spread during the season. To get to the Final Four, they have beaten the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (86-72), Oregon Ducks (72-65), North Carolina Tar Heels (79-72), and the Arizona Wildcats (85-78), earning a 2-2 against the spread record in those games. The Badgers offense averages 71.9 PPG (67th), shooting 48.0% from the field (21st), and 12.7 assists per game (165th), is led by senior forward Frank Kaminsky (18.2 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 2.5 APG) and junior forward Sam Dekker (13.0 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.1 APG). They allow 56.8 PPG (10th) while grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game (204th).

"That loss left a sour taste in our mouth, so we wanted to get back," Dekker said of last season’s one-point loss to Kentucky in the national semifinals. "As a team, we set some goals of what we wanted to do, and now, we’re two games away from our last goal."

Wisconsin’s Projected Final Four Starting Lineup:

  • G Bronson Koenig, 6-2, So., 7.8 ppg, 2.2 apg
  • G Josh Gasser, 6-3, Sr., 7.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg
  • F Sam Dekker, 6-9, Jr.., 13.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg
  • F Nigel Hayes, 6-7, So., 12.0 ppg, 6.4 rpg
  • C Frank Kaminsky, 7-0, Sr., 18.4 ppg, 8.1 rpg
  • Coach: Bo Ryan (14th season)

Kentucky is looking to make history with an undefeated season after ending the regular season 34-0, but their 68-66 win over Notre Dame last Saturday brought this team down to earth. The Wildcats have also beaten the Hampton Pirates (79-56), the Cincinnati Bearcats (64-51), and the West Virginia Mountaineers (78-39), during the NCAA tourney, posting a 1-3 ATS mark in those games. The Wildcats score 74.9 points per game (29th) while shooting 46.9% from the field (40th) and recording 14.7 assists per game (42nd). UK is led by sophomore guard Aaron Harrison (11.3 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 1.5 APG) and freshman guard Devin Booker (10.5 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 1.3 APG). Kentucky averages 53.9 points per game against (4th) while grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game (21st).

"We didn’t play very well and Notre Dame, I thought, controlled the whole thing, but we made the plays," Kentucky coach John Calipari said. "We figured out a way to win it. We’ve had other tests, but we have a will to win."

Kentucky’s Projected Final Four Starting Lineup:

  • G Aaron Harrison, 6-6, So., 11.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg
  • G Andrew Harrison, 6-6, So., 9.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.7 apg
  • F Trey Lyles, 6-10, Fr., 8.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg
  • F Karl-Anthony Towns, 6-11, Fr., 9.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg
  • C Willie Cauley-Stein, 7-0, Jr., 9.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg
  • Coach: John Calipari (sixth season)

The Badgers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog, 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 NCAA Tournament games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog of 0.5-6.5 points, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, and 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 neutral site games.

The Wildcats 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite, but 9-4-2 ATS in their last 15 neutral site games as a favorite.

My Final Four ATS Pick: Wisconsin 75-77 Kentucky.