The undoubtedly safe route is to assist Kansas against North Carolina in the men’s NCCA tournament finals, as the 4.5 point margin is spot on. However, the opening of the line on more than one possession suggests the gap between these two teams.
Kansas enters this matchup after delivering one of their most efficient performances of the season against Villanova. The Jayhawks shot 53 percent from field and were lit from beyond the arc, shooting 13 of 24 from deep against the Wildcats in the Final Four.
Jayhawks star guard Ochai Agbaji was a big part of that sniping show in the semifinals – he was on fire early on as he made his first six shots, all of which came from within 3-point range. Agbaji’s shooting performance is a scary sight for Tar Heel supporters as North Carolina is 182nd on 3-point percentage.
That weakness in North Carolina’s defense could be amplified Monday night as Kansas has plenty of other shooters who will be in the action.
We’ve seen Christian Braun, Dajuan Harris Jr. and Jalen Wilson all knock down multiple 3s. Remy Martin must not be forgotten either.
The Jayhawks are a good fit for the Tar Heels’ lead scorers at the other end of the floor.
Tar Heels star Armando Bacot will be forced to fight David McCormack indoors all match and UNC’s outdoor shooting will be limited. Kansas is 25th in 3-point percentage allowed and will throw length from Agbaji and Wilson to the likes of Caleb Love and Brady Manek.
Back to Kansas to cut the nets in New Orleans.
The game: Kansas-190
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