Sportsbook Releases Line For Kentucky Vs. Notre Dame...At Halftime Of The Kentucky Vs. West Virginia Game
Sports Illustrated- In a move to potentially capitalize on Kentucky-mania as the Wildcats obliterated Sweet 16 opponent West Virginia in the first half, Sportsbook opened Kentucky as 10.5-point favorites over Notre Dame in Saturday's Elite Eight round.
The only unusual thing about it? Kentucky hadn't officially won yet. In fact, Sportsbook posted the line as West Virginia was just coming out of halftime.
Hey West Virginia, can I come in? Are you feeling okay? Can I get you something? Alright, well, get well soon. I am just going to slide this rope, a couple razor blades, and a full bottle of prescription pills under the door in case you need them.
Talk about the worst case scenario. In retrospect, maybe ball tapping Goliath before engaging him in athletic competition wasn’t the wisest of choices. I would rather be a 16th seeded afterthought than West Virginia today. Hell, I would rather have been in the NIT than have opened my mouth to talk shit and had Caliper and the gang face fuck my esophagus.
Some perspective? If Kentucky didn’t take a single shot in the second half they would have won by 5. In a tournament that encourages the unthinkable, the possible became the impossible in a matter of minutes. Kentucky basketball, a line maker’s best friend. Look who gets to hit the bar early on a Thursday night! Parity and point swings be damned, That may have been the first NCAA tournament game in awhile that was over that quickly after it started. Only way for a Mountaineer fan to enjoy that game was to use his tears as lube. Even the TV’s in Vegas probably turned the channel on that one. They should have had the Notre Dame team on hand. Could have kicked West Virginia off the court after the first 5 minutes and played the Elite 8 matchup instead of wasting a perfectly good prime time TV slot.
That was eerily reminiscent of a fight with a brother ten years your junior. I’m surprised Kentucky hasn’t received backlash from anti-bullying organizations. I guess they were too busy on their phones placing best for the next round. That was as emasculating as college basketball can get. Kentucky basically stomped on the bug on the first or second possession and spent the rest of the game watching it squirm around on it’s back as it slowly died. I’m not a religious man, and I LOATHE West Virginia, but sweet Lord, keep them in your prayers.
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