UNC opens as 2-point favorite vs. Nova
North Carolina opened as a 2-point favorite versus Villanova in this year's NCAA Tournament National Championship but the line is already on the move.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tar Heels opened as a 2-point favorite over the Wildcats following their 83-66 win over Syracuse in the Final Four, but the line has been bet up to 2.5. Villanova will be an underdog in the national title game despite throttling Buddy Hield and Oklahoma 95-51 on Saturday evening.
College basketball public bettors are already lining up to take UNC at the betting window, as 64% of wagers are currently on the Tar Heels -2.5. North Carolina is now 4-0 against the spread in its last four NCAA Tournament games and 16-5-1 against the number in its last 22 neutral site games.
On the other side, the Wildcats are a perfect 5-0 against the number in their last five NCAA Tournament matchups and are 10-2 at the betting window in their last 12 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game. They're 35-14-2 against the spread in their last 51 non-conference games as well.
As for the over/under for Monday's 9:19PM ET tip-off, the number is sitting at 151 points. As of this writing, there has been no movement on the total.