Bet North Carolina Vs Kentucky Line & How To WatchNoah Williams
The second-seeded Kentucky Wildcats will look to record their second straight win as an underdog when they take on the top-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels in their highly-anticipated Elite Eight matchup on Sunday.
Now, with both nationally-ranked title contenders looking to win and advance, let’s find out which title hopeful is offering the most value in this matchup.
How To Bet The No. 1 North Carolina Vs No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats Line & TV Info
The Wildcats and Tar Heels will battle on Sunday at 5:05 PM ET, live from FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee with this contest airing live on CBS. North Carolina is a solid 3-point favorite while the total sits at 158.5 points.
What: No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats (32-5) vs No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels (30-7)
When: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Start Time: 4:05 PM ET
Where: Memphis, Tennessee
Spread: North Carolina -2.5
Game Total: 158
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Kentucky vs North Carolina
Why Bet The Kentucky Wildcats Odds at +3
Kentucky (19-17 ATS) got past Northern Kentucky 79-70 in their opener before squeaking past Wichita State 65-62 in the second round. However, the Wildcats played their best game so far in dispatching UCLA 86-75 on Friday night as electrifying guard De’Aaron Fox scored a game-high 39 points and Malike Monk added 21 points. The Wildcats forced the Bruins into 13 turnovers and committed just six in the win.
Why Bet The North Carolina Tar Heels Odds at -3
The Tar Heels (19-15 ATS) routed Texas Southern 103-64 in their opener before getting past Arkansas 72-65 in the second round. North Carolina may have played its best game of the tournament in dispatching Butler 92-80 in their Sweet 16 showdown on Friday as Joel Berry II scored a team-high 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 points. The Tar Heels shot an incendiary 54.4 percent from the field in the win while limiting Butler to 43.5 percent shooting.
How I Am Betting The North Carolina Vs Kentucky Elite 8 Matchup
The Kentucky Wildcats have a pair of flat-out stars in Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox, but I believe the Wildcats are going to see their national championship hopes come to an end against the North Carolina Tar Heels for the same reason that Carolina is beating everyone these days – they’ve got a huge size advantage and will likely dominate the low post and the glass.
While the Wildcats have won each of the last two meetings against Carolina, this time around, the Tar Heels are the more mature and experienced ballclub in this affair. I know Kentucky is on fire and hasn’t lost a game in more than a month, but Carolina is determined and completely loaded. With the favorite in this hallowed rivalry going 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, I say back North Carolina to win and narrowly cover the spread.