Elite 8 Vegas Odds & Free ATS College Basketball Predictions: Kentucky Wildcats vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Sunday, March 26, 2017
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#2 Kentucky Wildcats vs. #1 North Carolina Tar Heels

Elite 8 Vegas Odds & Free ATS College Basketball Predictions: Kentucky Wildcats vs North Carolina Tar Heels

Wildcats: 32-5 (10-0 N)
Tar Heels: 30-7 (8-2 N)
When: 5:05 PM ET, Sunday, March 26, 2017
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
TV: CBS

The game of the weekend may end up being the very last one as two of the greatest programs in the history of the NCAA square off. The 1-seed from North Carolina takes on the 2-seed from Kentucky in a rematch from one of the games of the season.

These teams met in December with Kentucky pulling out a dramatic 103-100 win at a neutral site in Las Vegas. Malik Monk was the star of the show that night as the freshman threw down 47 points.

With Monk sure to draw a ton of attention after that performance that could leave the door open for De’Aaron Fox to put on a repeat performance from Friday’s takedown of UCLA. He led the way with a career high 39 points on just 20 shots as the Wildcats beat the Bruins 86-75.

They’ll be taking on another high-flying offense as North Carolina tries to avenge last year’s heart breaking loss in the Finals to Villanova. They ended Butler’s run on Friday in a 92-80 victory.

They have a twin-headed monster in Justin Jackson and Joel Berry pacing the attack. Berry was hampered by an ankle issue in last week’s win over Arkansas, but showed no ill effects on Friday. He put up 26 points and Jackson had 24 in leading the team to the win.

In the first matchup with Kentucky Jackson had 34 points and Berry had 23. Overall the team hit on 53.3% of their shots and five players made it into double digits.

This game figures to be close to the wire, and with the motivation of last year’s loss fueling them that should give North Carolina the edge to pull it out in the end.

BetOnline has the North Carolina listed as 2½-point favorites and the game's total is sitting at 159½.

#2 Kentucky Wildcats vs. #1 North Carolina Tar Heels Elite 8 Vegas Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
723 Kentucky
158½
724 North Carolina
-2½
  Moneyline
+125/-145

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In their last action, North Carolina was a 92-80 winner at home against Bulldogs. They covered the -7-point spread as favorites.

Kentucky was a 86-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bruins. They covered the +1.5-point spread as underdogs.

#2 Kentucky Wildcats vs. #1 North Carolina Tar Heels Elite 8 Vegas Odds & Trends

Kentucky:
Current Streak: won 14 straight games.
Kentucky is 7-13-2 ATS in its last 22 games
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kentucky's last 10 games

North Carolina:
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
North Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games
North Carolina is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Kentucky

Free ATS College Basketball Predictions: North Carolina -2½ at BetOnline

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