Carolina beat the Kentucky Wildcats in a thriller on Sunday while the Ducks overpowered Kansas in their Elite Eight matchup on Saturday. Now, let’s find out title hopeful ballclub is offering the most college basketball odds value in this matchup.
In Depth Analysis On The Ducks Vs Tar Heels Spread, Free Pick & TV InfoWhen: Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:49 PM ET
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NCAAB Odds: North Carolina -4.5 / Total: 150
The Tar Heels and Ducks will battle on Saturday, April 1 at 8:49 PM ET, live from FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee with this contest airing live on CBS. North Carolina is a solid 4.5-point favorite while the total sits at 150 points.
Why Bet The Oregon Ducks Odds at +6.5There’s plenty of good reasons to bet on the Ducks (21-15-1 ATS) in this contest like the fact that Oregon has been increasingly impressive in winning four straight tourney games and come into their Final Four showdown off a stunning 74-60 spanking over top-seeded Kansas on Saturday. Not only did Oregon get a game-high 27 points from blossoming guard Tyler Dorsey, but more importantly, the Ducks held a Kansas team that was averaging over 90 points per game in the tournament to just 60 points on 35.0 percent shooting from the field and 20 percent from beyond the arc. Oregon also got double-digit scoring from four other players in addition to Dorsey and have won six of their last seven games and seven of nine overall.
Why Bet The North Carolina Tar Heels Odds at -3The Tar Heels (19-15-3 ATS) look like a great pick for a handful of reasons. North Carolina comes into their Final Four clash off a thrilling 75-73 win over a Kentucky Wildcats team that is good as any team in the Final Four and easily spanked a Butler Bulldogs squad that beat Villanova twice this season, in their Sweet 16 matchup one game prior.
Carolina got a team-high 19 points from ACC player of the Year Justin Jackson and limited the high-flying Wildcats to just 41.5 percent shooting in the win. Not only that, but the Tar Heels are suddenly getting some important contributions from sweet-shooting sophomore forward Luke Maye, who has not only scored at least 16 points in two straight games, but nailed the game-winning jumper with 0.2 seconds remaining against Kentucky while finishing with 17 points.
Expert Pick & Final Score PredictionWhile I’m not real fond of the 5-point spread in this contest, but I’m also not overly worried that Carolina will win and cover. The bottom line for me concerning this matchup is that North Carolina is simply too loaded with talent to lose to an Oregon team that I don’t believe is as good as the Kentucky squad that the Tar Heels just beat.
While Oregon has gone 6-1 ATS in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS win, the Ducks are also just 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning straight up record, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an SU win and a uninspiring 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against teams from the ACC.
On the flip side of the coin, North Carolina has gone 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against teams from the Pac-12, 4-1-1 ATS in their last six non-conference games and a blistering 21-7-3 ATS in their last 31 neutral site games as a favorite. v More importantly, Carolina has the height and size advantage down low (again) and some equally talented perimeter players in Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II that should be able to keep pace with Oregon’s Tyler Dorsey and Dillon Brooks. Carolina will win and cover the spread to reach consecutive national championships.