Now, Wisconsin gets a chance.
The top seed in the West is the next team to get a crack at No. 1 and undefeated Kentucky and will be looking to exact some revenge from the 2014 Final Four.
But, of course, the Badgers will be doing so as an underdog when the teams meet Saturday night in Indianapolis in one of the national semifinal matchups. The Wildcats opened as 6-point favorites, but it has since moved to 5.
The Wildcats and Badgers met in the Final Four a year ago. Kentucky was favored by a point and won 74-73, resulting in a push.
Saturday will be the first time since March 3 vs. Georgia that UK has been less than a double-digit favorite. The ‘Cats failed to cover the spread in that game.
UW was a slight underdog (1.5 points) to Arizona in the West Regional Elite Eight contest, but won straight up. It was the only game this season – until next weekend – the Badgers were getting points.
The below numbers are supplied by sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com and are subject to change, so check back for updated odds.
Kentucky-Wisconsin Point Spread
Kentucky … -5
Wisconsin … +5
Kentucky is 20-16-2 against the spread, including 9-4-1 over the last 14 games.
Wisconsin is 20-17-1 ATS, with a 6-3 mark over the past 9.
Both teams are 10-0 straight up in their past 10 games.
UK is 1-3 ATS in the tournament, while Wisconsin is 2-2, covering in each of the past 2 games.
Over-Under … 131
Kentucky is 15-23 on the Over-Under, while Wisconsin is 18-20.
The UNDER has won in 6 of Kentucky’s last 8 games.
The OVER has won in 4 of Wisconsin’s past 5 games and 7 of 10.
Kentucky-Wisconsin Money Line
Kentucky … -280
Wisconsin … +235
No. 1 Kentucky (38-0) vs. No. 1 Wisconsin (35-3)
NCAA Tournament Final Four
Saturday, April 4
Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana
8:49 p.m. Eastern