2022 NCAA Tournament National Championship Odds: North Carolina vs. Kansas is picked by Expert on a 54-30 run

The Kansas Jayhawks failed to find glory in New Orleans after their previous two appearances in the Big Easy title game ended in disappointment. After a three-point loss to Syracuse in 2003, Kansas dropped an eight-point decision to Kentucky nine years later. The Jayhawks (33-6) are hoping for a better result Monday when they take on the North Carolina Tar Heels (29-9) in the championship game of the 2022 NCAA tournament at Caesars Superdome. Kansas is seeking its fourth title after beating Villanova in the Final Four, while North Carolina is in contention for its seventh crown after beating bitter rival Duke on Saturday.

Tipoff is scheduled for 9:20 p.m. ET. The Jayhawks are four-point favorites in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Kansas vs. North Carolina odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 151. Before settling on North Carolina vs. Kansas, be sure to check out the 2022 NCAA Tournament Predictions by SportsLine’s Micah Roberts.

Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sportsbook industry for more than 20 years, including 13 years as book director of Station Casinos. Armed with an unrivaled network of sources, the former bookie turned SportsLine expert in 2016.

In his last 84 college basketball picks, Roberts is an excellent 54-30 and is bringing back $2,022 to $100 bettors. Whoever followed him is way up.

Now Roberts has their sights set on Kansas vs. UNC and has just laid out their picks and college basketball predictions. You can go to SportsLine now to watch them. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for UNC vs. Kansas:

  • Spread between UNC and Kansas: Kansas -4
  • UNC vs. Kansas Over-Under: 151 points
  • Money line UNC vs. Kansas: Kansas -210, UNC +175
  • KU: The Jayhawks are 7-5 against the spread in games on neutral sides
  • UNC: The Tar Heels are 6-4 against the spread in games on neutral sides

Why Kansas can cover

Ochai Agbaji is first with the Jayhawks averaging 18.9 points and is the team lead in the 2022 NCAA tournament with 14 per contest. The senior guard excelled against Villanova from across the arc, going 6-on-7 en route to 21 points . With this effort, Agbaji became the sixth player in school history with 100 3-pointers in a season (102).

Remy Martin is averaging 8.4 points this season but has upped the ante during March Madness, averaging 14 points per contest. The senior guard recorded his first two 20-point performances of 2021-22 in the Big Dance, hitting 20s in the second round against Creighton and a season-high 23 against Providence in the Sweet 16. Senior forward David McCormack has a 10.5 point average but also upped his game in the tournament when he led the Jayhawks with a best 25 of the season in 10-of-12 shooting in Saturday’s win over the Wildcats.

Why North Carolina can cover

The Tar Heels have at least 80 points in three of their five games of the 2022 NCAA tournament so far and four players hit double digits against the Blue Devils on Saturday. Caleb Love led with 28 points, 22 of which came in the second half. The sophomore guard posted a season-high 30 points in the Sweet 16 against UCLA and has twice notched six 3-pointers in the “Big Dance.”

Armando Bacot had 11 points and 21 rebounds against Duke for his national-best 30th double-double, trailing David Robinson (1985-86) for the NCAA record in a single season. The junior forward, who had 22 boards in North Carolina’s win over Saint Peter’s in the Elite Eight, is the first tar heel with multiple 20-rebound attempts in a tournament. Bacot leads the Tar Heels with an average of 16.3 points and ranks third in the nation with 13.1 boards per contest.

How to make Kansas vs. North Carolina picks

For North Carolina vs. Kansas, Roberts hunches over the total score, but he’s also found that a critical X-Factor makes one side of the spread a must. He only shares at SportsLine what it is and which side of the Kansas vs. UNC spread is facing backwards.

Who will win North Carolina vs. Kansas? And which side of the spread is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Kansas vs. North Carolina distribution to jump to, all from the expert who crushed his college basketball picks, and find out. 2022 NCAA Tournament National Championship Odds: North Carolina vs. Kansas is picked by Expert on a 54-30 run

Dais Johnston

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