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Final Four Betting Odds: Georgetown Favorites Against Ohio State

by Thomas Jensen on Friday, March 30th, 2007

Final Four Betting Odds: Georgetown Favorites Against Ohio StateThe opening game of the 2007 Final Four has Georgetown Hoyas vs. Ohio State Buckeyes. Tip off takes place on Saturday March 31st, 2007 at 6:05 PM EST. Final Four betting odds at Sportbet.com have the Hoyas -1 over the Buckeyes, making them the favorite to play in the NCAA Basketball National Championship Game.

How they got to the Final Four: Georgetown won an automatic bid in the tournament by winning the Big East Conference tournament. In the first round, the Hoyas defeated 15th-seeded Belmont 80-55. In the second round, Georgetown was able to get a huge game from Roy Hibbert and a 62-55 win over Boston College. Jeff Green hit the game winning shot in a 66-65 victory over sixth-seeded Vanderbilt in the East region semifinals. The Hoyas took the East top-seed North Carolina into OT and went on to win 96-84. The win over the Tar Heels allowed Georgetown to reach the Final Four for the first time since 1985.

How they got to the Final Four: Ohio State won an automatic bid in the tournament by winning the Big Ten Conference tournament. In the first round, Greg Oden recorded a double-double in the Buckeyes 78-57 win over Central Connecticut State. The top-seeded Buckeyes struggled in the second round but ended up pulling off the win in OT against Xavier 78-71. The struggles continued in the South regional semifinals, but Ohio State was able to down fifth-seeded Tennessee 85-84. The Buckeyes outscored Memphis 20-8 late in the second half to knock out second-seeded Tigers 92-76. The win over Memphis allowed Ohio State to reach the Final Four for the first time since 1999.

Sportbet.com has posted Final Four Betting Odds on the 2007 NCAA Basketball Championship:

Florida Gators: +120

Ohio State: +280

UCLA Bruins: +300

Georgetown Hoyas: +300 

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