If you bet on College basketball, this is the most important game of the season, it all comes down to this: The National Championship! The Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels reach the final game of the season after two great performances in the semifinals that truly displayed both teams deserve to be on the grandest stage in college basketball. We are all eager with anticipation to find out who will cut down the nets in Houston. The Tar Heels are the -2½ favorites coming into this game, but after what we saw on Saturday from Villanova, can they pull another upset?
While optimists were expecting more contested games in the semifinals, both Villanova and North Carolina had somewhat unexpected blow out wins on Saturday. The Wildcats who had not been getting their well-deserved props, dismantled the Oklahoma Sooners 95-51 in the most surprising fashion. Jay Wright’s men, managed to force the notorious Sooner’s team to have a rare off game and make them miss critical buckets. March Madness star Buddy Hield was ice-cold not being able to score more than 9 points. All thanks to Villanova’s relentless defense forcing Oklahoma to take difficult shots all over the floor. Online wagering experts had the Sooners as the favorites for this game, expecting that at the very least it would be close, the final result was shocking.
North Carolina was the favorite and players who bet on college basketball knew that when they went in to their game with Syracuse. But still the masses were expecting a win from the underdogs, yet they forgot that the Tar Heels are a very talented team with impressive depth. The final result showed that no matter how you try to contain this North Carolina team, they have several offensive alternatives at their disposal to beat you. Head Coach Roy Williams kept their game plan and it paid off, the big men delivered for North Carolina and while they struggle from the perimeter, they are so powerful in the paint.
The National Championship match up is going to be interesting as Villanova has aggressiveness and physicality on defense, and they will need so much of it if they want to stop this North Carolina offense. If they manage to hang tough they could keep this game close and even manage to take the lead.
Another thing that is worth mentioning is that both teams are fantastic on offense so, this game might be a high scoring game on both fronts, with North Carolina having constant drives to the hoop, while Villanova will try to even the score with perimeter shots and field goals. The over/under for this game is 149½ currently, and these two teams will surely cover it.
Finally the game will come down to who has the ability to outlast the other team. And when it comes of matters of depth, North Carolina is a team built to out-play anybody. If you bet on College basketball the best pick is for you to bet on UNC, however this game will be very close, as it could be decided by at least 4 points.