Oregon vs North Carolina Final Four Lines, Pick & TV Info

Posted by Peter Boysen on March 27, 2017 in

The Oregon Ducks dismantled Kansas, 74-60, completing another shocking win for the Ducks and leading them to their first Final Four since the very first one, all the way back in 1939. North Carolina survived Kentucky’s late rally, thanks to Luke Maye’s game-winning basket with 0.3 seconds left on the clock. These two offensive powerhouses promise to provide a thrilling nightcap after the South Carolina-Gonzaga tilt on Saturday night. Let’s take a look at the NCAAB lines for this matchup.

Oregon vs North Carolina Final Four Lines, Pick & TV Info

When: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8:49pm ET
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
RadioOregon / North Carolina
Live Stream: March Madness Live
NCAAB Odds: North Carolina (-4.5), O/U 150

Why should you bet on the Ducks?

A lot of people thought that the loss of big man Chris Boucher during the Pac-12 tournament would keep the Ducks from going far in the NCAA tournament, but we have seen that this didn’t happen, as the Ducks have outlasted Pac-12 foes Arizona and UCLA in the Big Dance. Against Kansas, they limited Devonte Graham and touted freshman Josh Jackson to a combined 13 points. Jordan Bell played a huge game on the inside, blocking eight shots. The Tar Heels have more size than Kansas does, so Bell will have his work cut out for him. However, knocking off a top seed showed the Oregon faithful that their team has what it takes to go all the way.

Why should you put your money on the Tar Heels?

North Carolina’s win over Kentucky finished with a series of runs. The Tar Heels had led for most of the game, but Kentucky went up five with just under five minutes remaining. Then North Carolina reeled off a 10-0 run to go up five with less than two minutes left. However, Malik Monk nailed a contested three with 7.2 seconds left on the clock, and things looked headed to overtime until Luke Maye hit his big shot. Despite just 11 points from Joel Berry II, North Carolina was able to knock off an opportunistic Kentucky team.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

I see the Ducks pushing North Carolina to the absolute limit in this game. I see the Tar Heels advancing to the title game, but I don’t see them covering. I predict a final score of North Carolina 78, Oregon 77.