Villanova vs. North Carolina Odds

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KANSAS CITY, MO (TheSpread) – North Carolina looks to start an improbable run to the Final Four on Friday when it faces Villanova at 7:20PM ET in the NCAA Tournament second round.

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This game will be played from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri and is part of the South Region with North Carolina the eighth seed and Villanova the ninth seed (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, North Carolina is favored in this contest, as it has odds of -4 points against Villanova. The over/under total for the game has been set at 142.5 points. The opening odds had UNC as a 4-point favorite as well. The spread hit a high of 4.5 points and a low of 3.5 before closing back at the Tar Heels -4. These to have met twice since 2005, with UNC winning both meetings and each team covering the spread once.

North Carolina is an at-large bid out of the ACC. The Tar Heels are 24-10 on the season and went 12-6 in conference play, finishing third in the regular season. UNC is 18th in the current RPI rankings, but it has just a 2-9 record against RPI top 50 teams. The Heels are 3-2 on a neutral court and are 20-12 against the spread this season.

Villanova is an at-large bid out of the Big East Conference. The Wildcats are 20-13 on the season and went 10-8 in conference play. Villanova is 51st in the RPI rankings and it has a 5-8 record against RPI Top 50 programs. Nova is 2-2 on a neutral floor this season and it has a 19-10-1 record against the spread.

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2013 March Madness Second Round Odds – Villanova vs. North Carolina

841 Villanova +4 Over 142.5

842 North Carolina -4 Under 142.5

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