Thursday, June 18, 2009
College World Series odds: Omaha day 6Posted by Jeff Sackmann
Last night, it took 12 innings to decide whether Arkansas or Virginia would be sent home. The Cavaliers had a 3-1 lead after eight, but a two-out, two-run home run evened the score. After the Razorbacks put a run on the board in the top of the 12th, Virginia's Steven Proscia led off with a double and then stole third, but Dallas Keuchel struck out the side to seal the victory.
On paper, anyway, Virginia was the much stronger team, so LSU should be happy to face Arkansas instead. The Razorbacks would have to beat the Tigers twice to advance to the championship.
In the other bracket, Arizona State and North Carolina play tonight in another elimination game. The winner will be in the same position as Arkansas, needing to beat Texas twice to advance.
Full odds after the jump.
Team FinalTwo Champ Texas 67.8% 33.8% Arizona State 20.4% 13.1% North Carolina 11.8% 6.4% Arkansas 12.0% 3.3% Louisiana State 88.0% 43.5%
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