The North Carolina Tar Heels are playing the Oregon Ducks in the Final Four on Saturday night. The game is scheduled for an 8:49 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on CBS. The college basketball odds for the game have the Tar Heels favored to pick up the win in this one.
College Basketball Odds
North Carolina -4.5
Total: 152.5 points
North Carolina is making a return trip to the Final Four here, last year they got to the title game but lost on the last-second shot from Kris Jenkins of Villanova. This year the Tar Heels are looking to get the job done for Roy Williams. Carolina might be the most talented team remaining in the tournament, but Oregon is also a club that has a ton of quality guys.
The Ducks have been on a quality trip, led by Dillon Brooks. He still hasn’t scored 20 points in any tournament game this year, but he is a quality leader that has been important for the Ducks. Tyler Dorsey has been the one knocking down shots — he’s scored at least 20 points in every game this tournament for Oregon.
Oregon’s transition defense has been great as well. It was arguably the biggest reason, outside of Kansas missing a ton of shots, that the Ducks knocked off the Jayhawks. That won’t be as big of an edge in this one, North Carolina can play in transition or in the half court well.
The Tar Heels have the advantage in size. Oregon has dynamic players hungry for their time. This is an excellent contest and should be fun to watch. The Heels get the edge here as they have the experience and have played on this stage.
Free Pick: North Carolina
Free Picks: Oregon Vs. No. Carolina (Betting NCAA Basketball)
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