Free NCAA Tournament Pick: Jayhawks vs. Tar Heels CBB Odds
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2022 Men’s NCAA Tournament Handicapping
#1 Kansas Jayhawks (32-6) vs. #8 North Carolina Tar Heels (30-7)
Date: Monday, April 4th, 2022
Time: 9:20 PM EST
Venue: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans
CBB Moneyline Odds: Kansas -190 | North Carolina +160
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Kansas -4| North Carolina +4 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: 152
The Kansas Jayhawks and North Carolina Tar Heels face off for a National Championship on Monday in New Orleans. The Jayhawks were a number one seed heading into this tournament while the Tar Heels were an eight seed.
North Carolina comes into this game with a 29-9 record and they are coming off one of the biggest wins in program history, knocking off Duke in the last game. At halftime, North Carolina was down 37-37 but in the second half they scored 47 points and that was enough to secure the four point victory.
The Tar Heels are a strong offensive team averaging 76.1 points per game and I would expect they are going to push the pace in this game. The Tar Heels are averaging 63.9 shots per game which is 51st in college basketball.
Armando Barcot has been the top player for North Carolina scoring 16.3 points and grabbing 13.1 rebounds per game. He did suffer a sprained ankle in the last game but it sounds like he will go in this game, and if North Carolina wants to get the job done, they are going to need a big game from Barcot.
North Carolina Tar Heels
On the other side of this matchup is the Kansas Jayhawks who sit with a 33-6 record overall and they are playing some of their best basketball of the season. In the last game against Villanova they got out to a fast start and halftime they were up by 11 points. In the second half, Villanova made their run, but the Jayhawks had a run back, and the Jayhawks ended up winning 81-65.
Kansas is also a team that wants to push the pace and they are averaging 77.6 points per game. Most impressively during the tournament the defense has been strong, and it’s going to be a key that the defense is strong in this game.
Ochai Agbaji, Christian Braun, Jalen Wilson, David McCormack, and Remy Martin are all going to be key in this game for this team. If Agbaji and Martin have big games, the Jayhawks will be in good shape.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Tar Heels are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
- Tar Heels are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Tar Heels are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- Over is 6-1-1 in Jayhawks last 8 Monday games.
Free Kansas Jayhawks vs. North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA Tournament Summary:
I think the scoring of Kansas is going to be too much, and their defense is going to find a way to slow down the North Carolina offense. Look for North Carolina to score only 70 points, and that isn’t going to be enough for the Tar Heels to keep this game close. It wouldn’t shock me if Kansas scored 82 or 83 points and they will cover the spread.
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