College World Series, Game 2: Even Odds For South Carolina, Florida After Game 1 Mayhem

Vegas has learned its lesson. After favoring the Florida Gators to beat the South Carolina Gamecocks in Game 1 of the College World Series final, our friends at Bodog.com and others are throwing up their hands -- both teams enter Game 2 with even odds to win.

A pick 'em for the national championship! What could possibly be better?

After rolling with the defending champs in Game 1, I have no idea about this one. If not for a highly improbable string of events down the stretch, Florida would've won. Then again, that's how Cocky's made his mark. Then again, that luck's got to run out at some point.

To the pitching matchups! Carolina will send junior Michael Roth (0.98 ERA) up against freshman Karsten Whitson (2.43 ERA). Though Roth nearly filled in for the injured Christian Walker at first base in Game 1, Walker was able to gut out an excellent game. Likewise, Roth is pitching on just three days' rest.

That doesn't sound ideal, and thus it sounds perfectly USC. The Cocks will score the sweep Tuesday night and earn their first-ever repeat national anything.

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