NCAA title game opening line report: Kentucky settles as 6.5-point fave

Opinions varied for the opening spread of Monday's national championship game after Kansas topped Ohio State late Saturday night to set up a Jayhawks-Wildcats matchup.

BetOnline was the first to post going with -7, the same number Lucky's and Cal Neva advance line release last week, but moved down to 6 shortly afterward.

PinnacleSports.com opened shorter at Kentucky -5 but quickly moved to -6. Rival offshore shop 5Dimes opened UK -6.5 while the Wynn, the first to open in Nevada, went with 5.5. The Wynn jumped to 6.5 within five minutes of posting its number, according to Dave Tuley of ViewFromVegas.

Sportsbook.com set Kentucky at -6.5 and the total at 141. Jay Rood, MGM sportsbook manager, said his book agrees with UK as a 6.5-point favorite but has the total at 140. Lucky's Sportsbook also has the Wildcats as 6.5-point faves.

"We set the lines a few days prior to the semifinals and had Kentucky at -7 versus Kansas," said Lucky's oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro. "We took some early money on Kansas and dropped it to 6.5. We anticipate it staying on that number."

Kentucky and Kansas played last November and UK won and covered as 6.5-point favorite.

For those of you on Twitter after the final horn of Saturday's second game, Tuley along with Covers Expert Ted Sevransky did an excellent job reporting the opening numbers for Monday's title game and the movement that followed.

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Posted by rench
2 years ago

uk 74 62
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Posted by rated91
2 years ago

Alan Boston said it best on ESPN radio right before the Final Four games, Kansas just plays like a retarded team. His model had Ohio State -2, so he would have taken points if it got up to 4, but 3.5 wasnt good enough. He was on Louisville +9. I personally have Kentucky -6 in my pocket for 300 on this one. Should be interesting.
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Posted by SoCal311
2 years ago

uk by 10. Kan plays up and down thur out there games. You do that with Kentucky and your done.... GL all
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Posted by nc1capper
2 years ago

heres the plan--one of my buddies wants action on kentucky so badly he will likely throw out a big number for me--I'm thinking I leave the local alone,,tell my pal I need at least a DD line and see where it goes,,not saying this would be a for sure winner but with a DD I would take a flyer on kansas--GL guys
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Posted by LDUB328
2 years ago

Under
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Posted by usmail
2 years ago

UK WILL BLOW OUT KANSAS.
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Posted by stats1
2 years ago

jumped on kan. +7.5 when my book posted...
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Posted by tmurda666
2 years ago

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWKS...
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Posted by tmurda666
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"ROCK CHALK JAYHAWKS... "