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March Madness: Public backing North Carolina to cover vs. Gonzaga 4/3/17

Tonight’s NCAA Tournament championship game features a pair of No. 1 seeds in Gonzaga and North Carolina. Who does the public like in this one?

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, North Carolina is favored in this game, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of -1.5 points against Gonzaga. The over/under total for the game is listed at 154.5 points. Today’s game will be taking place from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona and will air live on CBS at 9:20PM ET.

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When it comes to the public betting for this game, the wagers are narrowly siding with North Carolina. The Tar Heels are currently getting 54 percent of the bets as a 1.5-point favorite against the Bulldogs.

Of the two teams, it was North Carolina that got the biggest scare in the Final Four, defeating Oregon by just 1 points thanks to some timely offensive rebounds. The Tar Heels are now 32-7 overall and 18-16-3 against the spread. UN is just 2-2-1 against the spread in this tournament, failing to win at the betting window in their last two games as a 4-point favorite or less.

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Gonzaga defeated South Carolina 77-73 in Saturday’s semifinal to move to 37-1 on the season. The Bulldogs are just 1-3-1 against the spread during this NCAA Tournament run, but sit at 23-10-2 against the spread on the season. Gonzaga is in an unfamiliar role, as it is an underdog for the first time of the season. That could give the Bulldogs are big chip on their shoulder heading into tonight’s game. While they have played close to lesser competition throughout this tournament, they could step it up tonight in a reverse role.

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