Shading To Move Jayhawks Championship Betting Line To 4.5?

  • The Kansas Jayhawks have -185 odds to beat the North Carolina Tar Heels.
  • Kansas has -115 odds to cover a 4-point spread.
  • The total points for the championship is set at 152.

NEW ORLEANS – It has all come down to this, the Men’s college basketball National Championship between the Kansas Jayhawks and the North Carolina Tar Heels.

As the lines are set to close before tip-off, online sportsbooks are looking at Kansas as the favorites to win with a 4-point spread in their favor.

#1 Kansas Jayhawks Vs. #8 North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Moneyline: Kansas (-185) vs. North Carolina (+160)
  • Spread: Kansas -4 (-115)
  • Total: 152 Points

There should be no doubts as to why the Jayhawks are going into the championship game as the favorites. They are not only the higher seed in the tournament, but were the higher-ranked team all throughout the regular season as well. North Carolina did knock off a #1 seed in the tournament already in Baylor, however, many could argue that Baylor was the lowest of the #1 seeds in the tournament.

Kansas Vs. North Carolina Spread

With just a 4-point spread in the game, many are expecting this to be an extremely close game, however, oddsmakers are leaning on the Jayhawks to cover with their -115 odds of doing so.

Kansas has gone 20-19 ATS this season and 3-2 in the tournament with an average win margin of 11.2 points. The Tar Heels, on the other hand, are one of the better teams in the country ATS at 21-16-1 with a 1.3-point cover margin.

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They’ve also covered every game in March Madness.

One thing to take note of though is that on the Jayhawks 10-game winning streak, they’ve covered a 4-point spread nine times and have pushed once. With that, public betting splits are seeing 61% of bets placed and 66% of the betting handle on Kansas to cover.

Kansas Vs. North Carolina Betting Total

As for the March Madness odds on the total points, oddsmakers have set the total at 152 in which both teams are more than capable of attaining. North Carolina went 22-16 with the over this season while Kansas went 20-17-2. The Tar Heels were going over by an average of 1.7 points and Kansas went over by 3.7 points on average.

UNC went 3-2 with the over in the tournament and has been scorching hot with 95, 93, and 81 points outings. Although Kansas went 2-3, they’ve scored 75+ points in all but one of their March Madness games. Public bettors have also been all over this being a high-scoring affair with 75% of bets on the over and 83% of the money as well.