Many unexpected scenarios have taken place this March Madness and have surprised sports betting fans around the world. Who would have ever thought that a small school of only 4,500 students would end up playing for the championship on Monday’s final? Well, it happened. The Butler Bulldogs will be taking on Duke and making history in the March Madness books.
That is the other funny fact of the story. Duke, who has not surprise anybody by reaching the finals, will have to play against little Butler. It is obvious that Duke has won the favorite position very early. It is also obvious that any March Madness betting fan will take Duke to make a definite winning bet. All Duke has to do is cover the spread.
If we study the NCAA betting bracket very closely, we will see that the Blue Devils from Duke are a #1 seed. On the other hand, the Bulldogs from Butler are placed as a #5 seed. This position was thought by many fans to be a very generous one as there where many teams that came in stronger than them.
Duke is remembered for having won three championships in their hands but most of all for having a basketball program considered to be the most successful one in the league. But if we analyze Butler’s almost nonexistent popularity, we see that they have never taken any title home and practically never have of any interest to the sports betting fan.
Regardless of all these facts, in the world of college basketball betting anything can happen. If Butler got to this point, they can perfectly and without a doubt take the championship from Duke. We will just have to wait and see if there are any more surprises waiting for the very end of what has been the most exciting March Madness ever.