North Carolina vs. Kansas Odds

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KANSAS CITY, MO (TheSpread) – Two historic college basketball programs collide on Sunday at 5:15PM ET as Kansas faces North Carolina in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

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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 Kansas as the top seed and North Carolina the eighth seed (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kansas is the favorite in this game, as the Jayhawks have odds of -5.5 points against North Carolina. The over/under total for this contest has been set at 143 points. The opening odds had Kansas favored by 6 points. The spread hasn’t changed since it fell to 5.5 points. Kansas has won and covered in its last two against UNC, including last March’s meeting, where Kansas won 80-67.

Kansas reached the third round by surviving a scare from 16th-seeded Western Kentucky on Friday. The Jayhawks won, 64-57, but got all they could handle from the Hilltoppers. Kansas committed 17 turnovers in the win and didn’t hit a 3-point shot, but went 24 of 30 from the free-throw line in the win. Jeff Withey led Kansas, as he had 17 points, six rebounds and seven blocks. Kansas is now 30-5 on the season, 7-1 on a neutral floor and 19-15 against the spread.

North Carolina picked up a 78-71 win over Villanova on Friday to reach today’s game. The Tar Heels forced Villanova into 15 turnovers defensively while hitting 11 3-pointers on the offensive end to get the victory. P.J. Hairston led North Carolina, as he had 23 points with five rebounds and three steals for the Tar Heels. UNC is 23-10 on the season, 4-2 on a neutral court and 21-12 against the spread.

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2013 March Madness Third Round Odds – North Carolina vs. Kansas

727 North Carolina +5.5 Over 143

728 Kansas -5.5 Under 143

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