UNC vs. Kansas Spread Prediction
The Men’s NCAA Tournament National Championship will be played on Monday night in New Orleans, LA where the North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the Kansas Jayhawks at 9:20 p.m. ET. Will the Jayhawks cover as 4-point favorites?
721 North Carolina Tar Heels (+4) vs. 722 Kansas Jayhawks (-4); o/u 152
9:20 p.m. ET, Monday, April 4, 2022
Venue: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Kansas Jayhawks DFS Snapshot
Ochai Agbaji finished with 21 points (6-8 FG, 6-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one block over 36 minutes during Saturday's 81-65 victory over Villanova. Agbaji got off to a hot start in this one, as four of his six three-pointers came in the first nine minutes of the contest, allowing Kansas to build an early lead. Villanova did manage to make an adjustment and slow the senior down, but the damage had already been done. Through five NCAA Tournament games, Agbaji has posted averages of 14.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg, but his outside shooting will have to continue if Kansas hopes to secure its first National Championship since 2008 when the Jayhawks take on North Carolina on Monday.
North Carolina Tar Heels DFS Snapshot
Coach Hubert Davis said Armando Bacot (ankle) will practice Sunday and play Monday in the National Championship against Kansas after X-rays came back negative, C.L. Brown of The Raleigh News & Observer reports. Bacot picked up the injury late in Saturday's semifinal victory over Duke and put up 11 points and 21 rebounds in 33 minutes, and it's hardly a surprise he'll be on the court for the title game. The junior big man has averaged 15.4 points, 16.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.6 blocks in 33.4 minutes through five games in the NCAA Tournament.
National Championship Betting Prediction
The Tar Heels are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games overall, are 5-0 against the number in their last five games as an underdog and are 12-3-1 at the betting window in their last 16 games when facing an opponent with a winning record. UNC is also 4-0 against the spread in its last four games coming off a win, is 5-0 against the number in its last five games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and has covered in six of its last eight games played on a Monday.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS +4