The Louisville Cardinals, currently listed at +1020 to win the National Championship (at Pinnacle), are the clear underdog of the Final Four. However, they have the best ATS record at 8-0 in postseason tournament play (including Big East tournament).
They are following in the footsteps of last year’s champion and fellow Big East team Connecticut Huskies, who went on an incredible 10-1 ATS streak to win the title. Connecticut, then a #3 seed, and Louisville now a #4 seed, will both have faced Kentucky in the Final Four.
The Huskies beat Kentucky 56-55 last year as a 2-point underdog, but Louisville will have a tougher test as Kentucky is favored by 8.5 points. Despite the impressive ATS record Louisville has achieved this postseason, the public is still relatively split for Saturday’s game vs. Kentucky, as was the case last season between Connecticut and Kentucky.