North Carolina Vs Kansas NCAA Championship Odds, Predictions & Best Bet

The North Carolina Tarheels and Kansas Jayhawks will meet in a few hours to decide this year’s NCAA National Championship. With UNC’s young squad less than 48 hours away from the most important victory in school history, many are wondering if the team left something in the tank.

North Carolina picked up a narrow victory over the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday night as 4-point underdogs, and while the team has proven its ability to topple the Giants, the betting takers are once again giving the Heels a 4 point line.

Current NCAA Basketball odds have the Kansas Jayhawks as -4 favorites, with the game’s over-under set at 152. The line has reached 5 points in a few stores, but most have settled in the 4 and 4 range. .5 as we approach the tipoff.

According to sports betting manager Adam Burns, Kansas gets the majority of the money tonight.

“Even though Kansas is the big winner in the book going forward, the game itself is not tonight. Two-thirds of the money is currently on the Jayhawks who swing between -4 and -4.5″

Point spread between North Carolina and the Kansas Jayhawks

North Carolina vs. Kansas Jayhawks Total

General fatigue seems to be the concern here for Heels fans, as the young team is less than 48 hours away from what could have been the most publicized college hoops game of all time. The back-and-forth battle saw many lead changes, and the team was forced to play 100% the entire game to secure victory.

UNC big man Armando Bacot was vital to the UNC effort, but he suffered an ankle injury late in the game that sidelined him momentarily. He returned to action, but the injury could prove more limiting now that the adrenaline has worn off. Bacot is expected to show up in court, but I expect Kansas can attack him early and test his mobility.

Considering UNC recorded 17 offensive rebounds against Duke, a limited Bacot would severely limit the team’s second-effort opportunities and swing things in the Jayhawks’ favor.

North Carolina has relied on that offensive rebounding advantage and fast pace of play all season, and if Kansas can limit that approach, the Heels could have a long night.

The Jayhawks are more than capable of keeping pace with North Carolina, but smart practice has seen them slow the pace of play when needed. While we’ve seen a few less than convincing wins from the Jayhawks (close games against Providence and Creighton), there’s something to be said for a team that’s able to change their approach mid-game and pick up the win in a slugfest. .

While North Carolina gets production from all of its key players, the fatigue and pressure the young team faced on Saturday night could mean this team peaked a game too soon.

Kansas has both covered and won the “W” in its last three meetings with the Heels, and the team is 10-1 against competition from the ACC. The betting trends also support a bet on a high score deal, but I’m holding off and rolling with the Jayhawks -4. The favorites have gone an incredible 14-7 against the spread in the National Championship game since 2000, claiming outright victory in 15-6 of those matchups.

Tarheels fans will walk away with a historic victory over the Blue Devils and eternal bragging rights, but eventually the Jayhawks can cut the nets as the dance draws to a close.

Bet Kansas -4