The winner of the 2022 NCAA Tournament will be crowned Monday as the Kansas Jayhawks take on the North Carolina Tar Heels in the national championship game. Kansas (33-6) is seeking its first title since 2008 after cruising past Villanova 81-65 in the Final Four. North Carolina (29-9) aims for the seventh championship in program history following an 81-77 triumph over Duke.
Tip-off at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans is set for 9:20 p.m. ET. The Jayhawks are four-point favorites in the latest Kansas vs. North Carolina odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 151.
Before locking in any 2022 NCAA Tournament picks of your own for North Carolina vs. Kansas, make sure you see what SportsLine expert Micah Roberts has to say.
Roberts worked in the Las Vegas sportsbook industry for more than 20 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director. Armed with an unmatched network of sources, the former bookmaker became a SportsLine expert in 2016.
In his last 84 college basketball picks, Roberts is an outstanding 54-30, returning $2,022 to $100 bettors. Anyone who has followed him is WAY UP.
Kansas is riding a 10-game winning streak and has defeated three of its five opponents in the 2022 NCAA Tournament by double digits. Senior forward David McCormack had one of the best offensive games of his career against Villanova, scoring a season-high 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting and falling one rebound shy of a double-double. Senior guard Ochai Agbaji went 6-for-7 from 3-point range en route to 21 points versus the Wildcats and leads the Jayhawks with an average of 18.9 per contest.
North Carolina has won 11 of its last 12 contests and is looking to knock off a No. 1 seed for the second time in this Tournament after defeating Baylor in the second round. Sophomore guard Caleb Love led the offensive charge for the Tar Heels against Duke, scoring 22 of his game-high 28 points in the second half. Junior forward Armando Bacot registered his seventh straight double-double before fouling out as he recorded 11 points and 21 rebounds versus the Blue Devils. He hurt his ankle on Saturday but is expected to play on Monday.
Now, Roberts has locked in on Kansas vs. North Carolina in the 2022 national championship game and released a confident against-the-spread pick. We can tell you he's leaning Over the total, but he's isolated a critical X-factor that has him laying down a much stronger play on the spread. You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any 2022 NCAA Tournament picks of your own.
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