APRIL MADNESS -- COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TIPS OFF MONDAY NIGHT
KANSAS VS. NORTH CAROLINA: WHO 'YA GOT?
Two college basketball titans will clash on Monday night when the Kansas Jayhawks (33-6, #1 seed) tip-off against the North Carolina Tarheels (29-9, #8 seed).
At first glance, Kansas should be a sizable favourite, certainly based on the initial tournament seedings.
However, North Carolina has risen to the occasion when the stakes are highest and is now aiming for their seventh NCAA basketball national championship, and fourth title within the past 17 years.
Meanwhile, Kansas hopes to win their fourth national title, and first championship since 2008.
These two storied teams met once before in the championship, 65 years ago (in 1957).
One Interesting Historical Note: The Jayhawks have more wins than any Division I college basketball team in history, now at 2,356 victories.
Tip-off is set for 8:20 pm CST. Here's the latest odds at SPREADS.CA:
OPINION (powered by pointspreads.ca):
Suggesting a possible emotional letdown in the championship finale sounds ridiculous. However, if any team appears susceptible to a hangover it's the Tar Heels. Coming off Saturday night's epic takedown of rival Duke, North Carolina may have spent some much-needed energy.
Kansas rolled to an easy victory in their Final Four matchup and should be fresh and ready.
We think Kansas belongs here, is the better team, and gets some nice value with the line at -4 based largely on UNC's reputation.
We'll play the favourite.