Gonzaga vs North Carolina NCAA Title Game Odds & Pick

Gonzaga vs North Carolina NCAA Title Game Odds & Pick

Gonzaga Vs North Carolina on Monday night in the national championship game.

The North Carolina Tar Heels opened as 2-point favorites over the Gonzaga Bulldogs in Monday’s national championship game between a pair of No. 1 seeds at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. CBS will air the game live at 9:00 PM ET and stream it online.

How did they get here? Gonzaga took down South Carolina 77 to 73 this past Saturday while North Carolina squeaked by Oregon, 77-76, in the second Final Four tilt.

A Closer Look at How To Bet the Gonzaga vs North Carolina NCAA Title Game Odds & Pick

North Carolina has gone 2-2-1 against the spread in their 6 wins during the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga has won 8 straight. The Zags are 3-4-1 ATS in their last 8 games.

What: No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (36-1) Vs No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels (30-7)
When: Monday, April 3, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET  
Where: Glendale, Arizona
Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium
Spread: UNC -2
Moneyline: UNC -125
Game Total: 154.5
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Gonzaga Vs North Carolina

Bet Gonzaga To Win The NCAA Title Because…

The Zags keep playing better and better. Gonzaga destroyed Xavier 83 to 59 in the Elite Eight. They held the Musketeers to 35.5% from the field and 12.5% from three. Versus South Carolina in the Final Four, Gonzaga was better. They stopped South Carolina’s best player in his tracks. South Carolina made a run, but Gonzaga stopped the Gamecocks short.

“To be playing in the last game of the year is just crazy cool,” said Bulldogs coach Mark Few.

Even after being slated as a top-seed, plenty have doubted Gonzaga. The Bulldogs have had their doubters because they play in the weaker West Coast Conference, and their last two games in the tournament were against upstarts — 11th-seeded Xavier and seventh-seeded South Carolina.

Bet North Carolina To Win The NCAA Title Because…

North Carolina keeps finding ways to win. The Tar Heels dominated Oregon inside to beat the Ducks in the Final Four. When North Carolina isn’t dominating inside, they do a great job on the perimeter. The Heels are also fired up since they lost the National Championship in 2016.

“You know, on game night, kids gotta play. That’s the bottom line,” Tar Heels coach Roy Williams said. “I’ve never won a game from the bench. I may have lost some, but I know I’ve never won one. We’ve gotta go out and play and do the best we can.”

North Carolina won the ACC regular-season title by two games and knocked off a No. 4 seed (Butler), a No. 2 seed (Kentucky) and a No. 3 seed (Oregon on Saturday night) to advance to the title game. The Tar Heels’ bona-fides are unquestioned.

Gonzaga Vs UNC NCAA Title Game Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

I think North Carolina is a good team. But, the Tar Heels got lucky against Oregon on Saturday. North Carolina dominated the Ducks inside because Oregon big man Jordan Bell got hurt. Bell continued to play after twisting an ankle. But he wasn’t nearly as effective on defense after getting hurt.

Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina’s top big man, scored 25 points and grabbed 14 boards. Meeks won’t score that many points as easily on Monday night having to face Przemek Karnowski. Karnowski was effective inside versus South Carolina. The Zags also have big man Zach Collins to rebound versus the Tar Heels.

North Carolina has an edge with player Justin Jackson. He’s going to be the best player on the court. But, NC allowed Oregon to almost upset them. Gonzaga has a much better defense than Oregon has.

The Zags allow 29.4% from three. They allow 36.5% from the field. They were the only team in this tournament to stop South Carolina player Sindarius Thornwell. Thornwell made 4 of 12 from the field. He made 2 of 6 three-point shots.

Gonzaga’s defense should win them the NCAA Men’s College Basketball National Championship. For the second year in a row, I predict that North Carolina loses in the final college hoops game of the season.

My Final Score Prediction is Gonzaga 78, North Carolina 72

2017 NBA Title Picks

2017 NBA Title Picks

With the start of the NBA playoffs barely weeks away, NBA betting buffs everywhere are in the process of making their postseason wagering plans.

Now, let’s get started. 

2017 NBA Title Picks

The Favorite To Win The 2017 NBA Championship: Golden State Warriors 5/9

Maybe it’s me, but right now, I’m thinking the Golden State Warriors are a bit ticked off by their naysayers and are going to make their opponents pay because of their increased desire to shut the mouths of their doubters.

After losing three straight to Boston, Minnesota and San Antonio early in March, the Dubs have now won seven straight games while scoring at least 11 points six times and holding the opposition to 95 points or less four times during the span.

More importantly, Steph Curry is now playing like the two-time MVP he is after uncharacteristically struggling with his shot for long stretches this season and that means the Dubs are going to be even more dangerous once Kevin Durant returns from his knee injury. 

The Smart Bet to win the 2017 NBA Championship: Golden State Warriors 5/9

For me, the Warriors (59-14 SU, 33-38-2 ATS) are not only the prohibitive favorites to win this season’s NBA Championship, but the ‘smart’ pick as well. Golden State ranks first in scoring (115.9 ppg), first in field goal shooting percentage (49.4%) and third in three-point shooting percentage (38.4%).

However, it is Golden State’s improved play at the defensive end of the floor that makes me believe they will win this season’s championship. The Warriors may be ranked a modest 11th in points allowed (104.3 ppg), but that doesn’t tell the story of just how good the Dubs have been defensively this season. You see, Golden State ranks first in defensive field goal percentage (43.6%) and first in defending the three-point shot (32.8%).

In addition to that, Klay Thompson has been heating up like Vinnie ‘The Microwave’ Johnson lately as he’s scored at least 21 points in eight of his last nine games while topping the 25-point plateau six times during the span and scoring at least 30 points three times.

The Value Pick To Win The 2017 NBA Championship: Houston Rockets 20/1

James Harden and the Rockets (51-22 SU, 42-31 ATS) will face an uphill battle to beat the Warriors and Spurs in the loaded Western Conference, but for me, Houston is the most ‘scary’ team in the league and the biggest threat to Golden State’s Western Conference dominance.

Yeah, I know the Rockets are mediocre at best defensively as they rank an uninspiring 25th in points allowed (108.8 ppg) and 24th in defensive field goal percentage (46.3%), but Houston is so good offensively that I believe they’ll simply outscore the majority of teams they face in the postseason, just as they’ve done all season long.

Houston ranks a stupendous second in scoring (115.8 ppg), ninth in field goal shooting percentage (46.6%) and 11th in three-point shooting percentage (36.4%). Not only that, but the Rockets have a phenomenal six players averaging double figures in scoring and two more players that average at least 9.1 points per contest. Make no mistake about it, Houston is offering plenty of value as a 20/1 pick to win it all.

The Longshot To Win The 2017 NBA Championship: Washington Wizards 50/1

I could have picked another team like Boston or even Toronto s my longshot pick, but for me, Washington (45-28 SU, 38-34-1 ATS) represents the best chance of any longshot title contender to win this season’s NBA title.

While Washington has been so-so in ranking 21st in points allowed (106.8 ppg) and 23rd in defensive field goal percentage (46.3%), but the Wizards have been stupendous offensively in ranking fifth in scoring (109.2 ppg), third in field goal shooting percentage (47.4%) and seventh in three-point shooting percentage (37.3%).

Washington has arguably the best backcourt in the league today with Bradley Beal averaging 23.1 points per game and electrifying point guard John Wall averaging 23.0 points per contest. In addition to that, four other Wizards players average double figures in scoring while three more players all average just over 5.0 points per contest.

If you think the Wizards’ 127-115 beatdown of Cleveland on Sunday was an aberration, think again, the Wiz are for real!