National Championship Prediction

North Carolina -2.5 vs Villanova


Villanova looked unreal Saturday night shooting 71.4% from the field, the second best shooting performance in Final Four history behind the performance of their 1985 National Championship team. Conversely, they also gave Oklahoma a to of good looks that the Sooners couldn’t convert.

North Carolina on the other hand shot really bad in the second half, but they crashed the offensive boards and converted a bunch of second chance opportunities. Their shooting opened up in the second half. They gave up some good looks to Syracuse as well.

In the end, expect North Carolina to cover and win the game. Villanova’s shooting will come back down to earth. The Tar Heels depth and length will be too much for the Wildcats to overcome.

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