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12 March 2007

Most pick 'Nova over Kentucky

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
3/12/2007 10:57:00 PM

All signs point to the American public favoring Villanova over Kentucky in Friday's 8 vs.9-seed, first-round match-up.

Sports fans selected Villanova over Kentucky in both the CBS SportsLine National Bracket and the ESPN Tournament Challenge National Bracket. At the time of this writing, 60.2 percent of sports fans filling out ESPN brackets chose Villanova in the game.

If those percentages are accurate, it means Kentucky has less of a chance to win this game than a craps shooter has to make a point of 5 or 9. And we all know how difficult that is.

CBS Sportsline does not release the percentages associated with its national bracket. CBS did post the brackets of its panel of seven experts. Six of the seven experts chose Villanova to advance. The lone dissenter? Former Villanova head coach Steve Lappas. Take what you will from that.

Finally, the Las Vegas and offshore sportsbooks weigh in on the subject, installing Villanova as the 1-point favorite over the higher-seeded Kentucky at the time of this writing.

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At 8:37 AM, March 13, 2007, Blogger Brian RN said...

If we lose this game, I'm going to point the finger of blame at you for writing this article. The only two articles I haven't enjoyed reading on this website are this one, and the one about ARay being shipped to the NBDL (you reedemed yourself on the latter).

At 2:18 PM, March 13, 2007, Blogger Pete said...

haha you are too superstitious


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