North Carolina versus Villanova March Madness College Basketball Preview

North Carolina versus Villanova March Madness College Basketball Preview

North Carolina versus Villanova March Madness College Basketball

Saturday

Time: 7:55PM ET TV: CBS

The Villanova Wildcats and North Carolina Tar Heels meet up in the NCAA Tournament Final Four this coming Saturday at 7:55PM Eastern Time in Detroit Michigan. There has been a movement of 1 full point in the point spread. North Carolina was sent out to the Las Vegas Sportsbooks by LVSC as a 6-½ point favorite with the over under coming in at 162. The early money has pounded North Carolina as the Tar Heels currently sit as a 7-½ point favorite. The total has also seen movement but this time to the under as the over under sits at 160. The Tar Heels have been lined a favorite in all 4 of their NCAA Tournament games and have covered each one of them. North Carolina was a double-digit favorite in their first two games of the tourney and then a 7-½ point favorite against Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 and a 7-point favorite against Oklahoma in their Elite 8 meeting. North Carolina has shot for well over 50% in their past 3 games and have been a good shooting team from the three point line in the NCAA Tournament. North Carolina is #2 in the nation in scoring averaging 90.2 points per game. The Tar Heels average 45.6 points per game in the second half ranking them #2 nationally. North Carolina is a good free throw shooting team hitting on 76% of their shots from the charity stripe ranking them 9th nationally. Villanova does a great job of getting to the free throw line with guards who like to drive the basketball. The Wildcats average 24.41 free throws per game ranking them 19th nationally. Villanova’s success in their meeting versus North Carolina may weight heavily on whether or not the Tar Heels get into foul trouble. Villanova has shot well at the line during the NCAA Tournament hitting on 80% of better in 3 of their 4 games. The Wildcats made 22-23 free throws, which was the deciding factor in their 2-point victory against Pittsburgh in their Elite 8 match up. Three of the Wildcats losses on the season have been over this point spread margin. Louisville beat Villanova by 14, West Virginia by 21 and Texas by 9 this season.

The Wagerline consensus has 53.9 % of the bettors on Villanova +7.5

The Wagerline consensus has 56.1 % of the bettors on over 160

Trend: North Carolina is 4-0 ATS in the NCAA Tournament as a favorite of 7 or more this season