Apr 2, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Ochai Agbaji (30) blocks the shot of of Villanova Wildcats forward Jermaine Samuels (23) during the second half during the 2022 NCAA men's basketball tournament Final Four semifinals at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Ochai Agbaji (30) blocks the shot of of Villanova Wildcats forward Jermaine Samuels (23) during the second half during the 2022 NCAA men's basketball tournament Final Four semifinals at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Jayhawks vs. North Carolina Tar Heels March Madness National Championship betting preview

The Kansas Jayhawks (33-6) and the North Carolina Tar Heels (29-9) will compete for a national championship on Monday at 9:20 PM on TBS from Caesars Superdome. Kansas is more likely to be crowned the NCAA Tournament champion, as sportsbooks favor the by four points.

Game Info and Betting Lines for Kansas vs. North Carolina

  • Game Day: Monday, April 4, 2022

  • Game Time: 9:20 PM ET

  • TV Channel: TBS

  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Arena: Caesars Superdome

  • Spread: Kansas -4

  • Total: 152

  • Moneyline: Kansas -190, North Carolina +155

Kansas Betting Stats and Info

  • The Jayhawks have won 35 of the 40 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (87.5%).

  • Kansas is 30-4 (winning 88.2% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -182 or shorter.

  • Against the spread (ATS), Kansas is 21-21-0 this year.

  • Against the spread as 4-point favorites or more, the Jayhawks are 17-18.

  • There have been 20 Kansas games (out of 39) that hit the over this season.

  • The average point total in Jayhawks games this season is 11.8 less points than the over/under of 153.5 in this matchup.

North Carolina Betting Stats and Info

  • This season, the Tar Heels have won seven out of the 12 games, or 58.3%, in which they've been the underdog.

  • North Carolina has entered six games this season as the underdog by +145 or more and is 5-1 in those contests.

  • In North Carolina's 38 games this year, it has 23 wins against the spread.

  • The Tar Heels have an ATS record of 5-1 in their six games when underdogs by 4 points or more this season.

  • North Carolina's games this year have gone over the point total 23 times in 40 opportunities (57.5%).

  • The average total for Tar Heels games this year is 6.2 fewer points than the point total of 153.5 for this outing.

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Impact Players

Kansas Jayhawks

  • Ochai Agbaji puts up a team-best 18.9 points per contest. He is also totaling 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists, shooting 47.6% from the field and 41.1% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game.

  • Christian Braun posts 14.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 1 steal and 0.8 blocked shots.

  • Jalen Wilson averages a team-best 7.5 rebounds per contest. He is also putting up 11 points and 1.8 assists, shooting 46.5% from the field.

North Carolina Tar Heels

  • Armando Bacot is No. 1 on the Tar Heels in scoring (16.3 points per game) and rebounding (13), and posts 1.5 assists. He also puts up 0.8 steals and 1.7 blocked shots.

  • Brady Manek is putting up 15.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, making 49.3% of his shots from the floor and 40.1% from 3-point range, with 2.5 triples per contest.

  • Caleb Love gets the Tar Heels 16 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per contest. He also averages 1 steal and 0.2 blocked shots.

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