Third-seeded Oregon looks to beat their second top-seeded team in a row when facing North Carolina for the spot in the final. The Final Four betting spread favors the Tar Heels by 5-points. Tip-off is this Saturday, April 1st at 8:30 PM ET on CBS from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The Ducks are playing in their first Final Four since winning the inaugural NCAA Tournament in 1939. Oregon has taken a step further than last season, when they lost in the Elite Eight.
North Carolina is in the Final Four for the second consecutive season. Last year, the TarHeels lost in the 2016 final with a buzzer-beating 3-point dagger from Villanova.
Oregon Ducks Vs North Carolina Tar Heels Spread & ATS Pick
What: No.3 Oregon Ducks (33-5) vs No.1 Noth Carolina Tar Heels (31-7)
When: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Start Time: 8:49 PM ET
Where: Glendale, Arizona
Stadium: University of Phoenix Stadium
Spread: North Carolina -4.5
Moneyline: Oregon +180 vs North Carolina -260
Game Total: 152
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Oregon vs North Carolina
Why Bet The Oregon Ducks To Beat The Tar Heels
Oregon is 33-5 SU and 20-16-1 ATS after upsetting top-seeded Kansas by a 74-60 score. The Ducks average 78.9 points per game (48 th ) and allow 65.5 points per game (36th) this season.
Sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey (13.3 PPG & 3.3 RPG) went off scoring 27 points and five rebounds vs the Jayhawks. Dorsey shot 9-13 from the field and 6-10 from three-point land. Junior forward Dillon Brooks (16.3 PPG & 3.1 RPG) added 17 points.
"You feel so good for so many people," said Ducks coach Dana Altman. "It’s a team effort. You feel good for a lot of people."
Oregon is shooting 50.0% from the field (15th) and 43.1 % from three point land (14th) in the tournament. The Ducks are averaging 36.4 rebounds (131st) and 16.0 assists per game (32nd). Junior forward Jordan Bell leads the team with 8.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals.
Why Bet The North Carolina Tar Heels To Beat The Ducks
North Carolina beat Kentucky in a thriller by a 75-73 result. The Tar Heels are 31-7 SU and 20-17 ATS. They average 85.0 points per game (9th) and give up 70.6 points per game (128th) this season.
Junior forward Justin Jackson (18.1 PPG & 4.6 RPG) scored 19 points, shooting 7-17 from the field against the Wildcats. Senior forward Kennedy Meeks (12.3 PPG & 9.3 RPG) was a beast on the rim with 17 rebounds along with seven points.
North Carolina shoots 47.4% from the field (40th) and 32.1% from beyond the arc (91st) in the tournament. The Tar Heels are also averaging 43.7 rebounds (1st) and 18.2 assists (3rd) per game. Senior forward Kennedy Meeks averages 9.1 rebounds and junior guard Joel Berry II is tops with 1.4 steals per game.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- The Tar Heels are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 NCAA Tournament games.
- The Tar Heels are 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- The Ducks are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games.
- The Ducks are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games following an ATS win.
Expert Oregon Ducks vs North Carolina Tar Heels Final Four ATS Pick
Both teams can score as the game total surged from 148 at opening to 152. But should you bet the over with both teams using strong D to reach the Final Four?
Bettors should also consider the venue. The University of Phoenix Stadium is spacious and can be tough on shooters. In 2009, the venue hosted the West Regional, and the three games produced combined 27 percent shooting (25 of 92) on 3-pointers.
Take Oregon with the points and the Under.