North Carolina vs Kentucky Elite 8 NCAAB Odds, Pick & TV Info

North Carolina vs Kentucky Elite 8 NCAAB Odds, Pick & TV Info

Written by on March 25, 2017

The second-seeded Kentucky Wildcats will look to record their second straight win as an underdog when they take on the top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels in their highly-anticipated Elite Eight matchup on Sunday. Now, with both nationally-ranked title contenders looking to win and advance, let’s find out which title hopeful is offering the most value in the March Madness odds.

North Carolina vs Kentucky Elite 8 NCAAB Odds, Pick & TV Info

When: Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 5:05 PM ETWhere: FedEx Forum, Memphis, TennesseeTV: CBSNCAAB Odds: North Carolina -3Total: 155.5The Wildcats and Tar Heels will battle on Sunday at 5:05 PM ET, live from FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee with this contest airing live on CBS. North Carolina is a solid 3-point favorite while the total sits at 158.5 points.

Why Bet The Kentucky Wildcats?

Kentucky (19-17 ATS) got past Northern Kentucky 79-70 in their opener before squaeaking past Wichita State 65-62 in the second round. However, the Wildcats played their best game so far in dispatching UCLA 86-75 on Friday night as electrifying guard De’Aaron Fox scored a game-high 39 points and Malike Monk added 21 points. The Wildcats forced the Bruins into 13 turnovers and commiteed just six in the win.

Why Bet The North Carolina Tar Heels?

The Tar Heels (19-15 ATS) routed Texas Southern 103-64 in their opener before getting past arkansas 72-65 in the second round. North Carolina may have played its best game of the tournament in dispatching Butler 92-80 in their Sweet 16 showdown on Friday as Joel Berry II scored a team-high 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 points. The Tar Heels shot an incendiary 54.4 percent from the ield in the win while limiting Butler to 43.5 percent shooting.

North Carolina vs Kentucky Elite 8 Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels

The Kentucky Wildcats have a pair of flat-out stars in Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox, but I believe the Wildcats are going to see their national championship hopes come to an end against the North Carolina Tar Heels for the same reason that Carolina is beating everyone these days – they’ve got a huge size advantage and will likely dominate the low post and the glass.While the Wildcats have won each of the last two meetings against Carolina, this time around, the Tar Heels are the more mature and experienced ballclub in this affair. I know Kentucky is on fire and hasn’t lost a game in more thaan a month, but Carolina is determined and completely loaded. With the favorite in this hallowed rivalry going 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, I say back North Carolina to win and narrowly cover the spread.My final score prediction is North Carolina 81 Kentucky 77