Sportsmemo's Teddy Covers was featured in Chad Millman's ESPN Final Four preview. Below is what Teddy had to say about both matchups.
Covers says: "I actually thought Louisville-Kentucky would be a little shorter at about seven. Betonline opened at 9.5, 5Dimes opened at 8. I honestly think that number is a little bit high. With Kentucky you are talking about four or five guys that could start in the NBA next year. The problem with that side is I don't think they can play any better than they did recently -- they were just lights out. And yet against Indiana and Baylor, there we were at the end and sweating it out. As good as they were and as well as they played, there is not a lot of value on the Kentucky side. Louisville is a great dog, 8-3 catching points this year. Look at the first game these two played: The fact that Louisville held Kentucky under 30 percent shooting in that game tells us that team has the potential to keep the game in check. I haven't bet it yet because I think we might see 9.5 in Vegas before we tip off."
Covers says: "In February, before the brackets, I wrote that I thought these two teams would play for the national title. So I have been bullish on both squads. The Jayhawks have better depth but I am not convinced they have played their best game yet. When they played Purdue they stole it at the end, then nearly choked against N.C. State and didn't fully dominate against North Carolina. I get the feeling they maxed out. And if that is true then Ohio State is the better of these teams. Go back to the first meeting and it was the first road game of year for Ohio State and they did not have Sullinger. He wasn't announced as being out until that morning. It moved the line five points. Even without him they were right in that ballgame. I feel like OSU will handle the glare better than Kansas. I don't have a bet and it will come down to money for me. If I get a bargain price with OSU at minus-1.5 or less I will do that. If I get plus-3.5 on Kansas I will do that."