March Madness Betting – Butler to cut down the Nets in Houston

There are always stars that are bound to shine, especially in games featuring teams on the collegiate hardwood. We have a big time winner picked out in March Madness betting that you are sure to cash in with now that all of the marbles are on the line!

Butler Bulldogs vs. Connecticut Huskies

Game Date/Time: Monday, April, 9:20 ET

Game Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX

TV/Radio Broadcast: CBS, Sirius

NCAA Basketball Odds

Butler Bulldogs (+3.5) -110

Connecticut Huskies (-3.5) -110

Over/Under 129.5

There's a point that we have to realize that a team is just touched and that it is going to win a National Championship. Butler is officially at that point in March Madness betting action.

If Head Coach Brad Stevens chooses to leave Butler (and we're not all that sure why he wouldn't unless the school is going to pony up a ton of cash to keep him there), he could really have any job in America he covets. He can boast that he is the only coach in the nation that was able to lead his team to back to back National Championship Games since Billy Donovan turned the trick with the Florida Gators in 2006 and 2007.

Stevens has himself a heck of a cast of characters to rely upon. The biggest is the man in the middle, Matt Howard, who just continues to find ways to fill the stat sheet. Even on a night in which he went just 3-for-10 from the field, he put up 11 points from the charity stripe on 12 attempts and ended Butler's Final Four March Madness betting battle against the VCU Rams with 17 points.

Howard knows that he can stroke it from the outside or dominate in the paint, and he has come up with some of the biggest shots that this team has had in each of the last two seasons.

Next in line is Shelvin Mack. The only thing that concerns us with Mack is the fact that he really hasn't shot the ball well from the line in this tournament, especially of late. However, with the game on the line, we trust that he can knock down the big shot from the floor with anyone in his face. Mack totaled 24 points in all, 15 of which came from the land of trey versus the Rams.

We want to take nothing away from the Huskies, though. They have had a great season under Head Coach Jim Calhoun, and they really have figured out how to go on a remarkable run that might not be matched for quite some time. Kemba Walker is in a word, money, but he’s had a few shoddy games in this tournament now. If he isn't at his best, putting up a 30+ point performance, the Huskies will be outclassed in a classic chess type battle with the Bulldogs.

We just have to go with Butler on Monday night. They came a half court heave short of shocking Duke a year ago, but look for them to see this one all the way through and cut the nets down in Houston as “One Shining Moment” closes shop on 2011 March Madness betting.