North Carolina Vs Oregon Final 4 Line & PickJosh Bailey
North Carolina took down Kentucky 75 to 73 on Sunday, March 26. The Tar Heels return to the Final Four for the second straight season. They face Oregon this Saturday, April 1. Oregon beat Kansas 74 to 60 this past Saturday to make it to the Final Four. The game is set to tip-off at 8:49 pm ET from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.
Now let’s find out if any of these two March Madness titans have a shot at winning the NCAA Men’s Basketball Title.
North Carolina Tar Heels Vs Oregon Ducks Final Four Line, Pick & How To Watch
By beating Kansas as a dog, Oregon brought their ATS record in the tournament to 2-1-1. North Carolina pushed versus Kentucky. That brought the Tar Heels’ against the spread record to 2-1-1 just like Oregon’s.
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: 151
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Oregon vs North Carolina
Bet Oregon ATS Because…
The Ducks have gotten better as the tournament has gone on. In Round 1 and Round 2, Oregon didn’t look great. The Ducks were in danger of losing straight up to Rhode Island. They beat the Rams. Then, they pushed against Michigan in the Sweet 16. But against Kansas in the Elite Eight, Oregon was fantastic. Knocking off Kansas by 14 points says how strong the Ducks have become.
Bet North Carolina ATS Because…
North Carolina got through Kentucky, one of the best teams in the tournament, this past Sunday. The Tar Heels held the Wildcats to 41.5% from the field. Kentucky shot 36.8% from the field, but the Heels forced the Wildcats to turn the ball over 8 times. North Carolina has been on point in their last 2 games, versus Butler and Kentucky since struggling through Round 1 and Round 2.
Final Four Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Sure, North Carolina beat Kentucky, but I’m not sold on the Tar Heels taking down the Oregon Ducks. There are a couple of reasons why.
First, I question how well North Carolina played versus the Kentucky Wildcats. The Heels shot 20% from three. If they hadn’t shot 46.6% from the field, it’s hard seeing them winning the game. North Carolina also committed 15 turnovers.
Second, Oregon’s defensive performance versus Kansas was as good of a defensive performance that I’ve seen from any team in the NCAA Tournament. The Ducks dominated Kansas, a team that had scored 90 versus Michigan State and 98 versus Purdue in their last two tournament games before facing Oregon.
Kansas shot 35% from the field and 20% from three against the Jayhawks. Oregon shot 50.9% from the field and 44% from three. It’s hard for me to see North Carolina shutting down either Dillon Brooks or Tyler Dorsey, Oregon’s best 2 offensive players.
On defense, Jordan Bell has become a monster. He had 8 blocks against Kansas. He scored 16 and grabbed 13 boards versus Michigan. He scored 11 and grabbed 13 boards versus Kansas.
I am betting on Oregon to win straight up.