College Basketball Betting Preview for the Final Game

Posted by Eric Williams on April 4, 2016 in

With the 2016 NCAA Championship game just hours away, college basketball betting fans everywhere are keeping their eyes on the prize! Thanks to the expert NCAA championship betting tips that you’re about to get, you’re going to be able to maximize all of your championship game wagers. With tip-off time quickly approaching, let’s get ready to rock and roll.

College Basketball Betting Preview for the Final Game

When: 9:19 PM ET, Monday, April 4, 2016
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Odds: North Carolina -2
Radio: Westwood One, SiriusXM channel 84



TV Broadcast & Live Stream:
TBS: Main broadcast – Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson
TNT: UNC Team Stream – Wes Durham, Brendan Haywood, Dwayne Ballen
truTV: Villanova Team Stream – Scott Graham, Brian Finneran, Kacie McDonnell
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In the last 31 years, underdogs have gone 16-14 ATS. Underdogs have covered the spread in two straight title games following a three-year run by the favorite. Over the last 10 seasons, the Favorite has gone 6-4 ATS.

Total bettors have watched the ‘Under’ go 17-13 since 1985, 2-0 over the last two years and 5-1 over the last six years. The Under is 6-4 over the last 10 seasons overall. The highest total ever in a championship game was 163 ½ while the lowest number was 112. Here is a look at the results of the last 10 NCAA championship games.



NCAA Championship Game History Last 10 Seasons

Year Location Matchup (Seeds) Score Line ATS
2014-15 Indianapolis (1) Wisconsin vs. (1) Duke 68-63 1, 140 Underdog, Under
2013-14 North Texas (8) Kentucky vs. (7) Connecticut 60-54 2.5, 135 Underdog, Under
2012-13 Atlanta (4) Michigan vs. (1) Louisville 82-76 4, 138 Favorite, Over
2011-12 New Orleans (2) Kansas vs. (1) Kentucky 67-59 6.5, 138 Favorite, Under
2010-11 Houston (8) Butler vs. (3) Connecticut 53-41 3, 132 Favorite, Under
2009-10 Indianapolis (5) Butler vs. (1) Duke 61-59 7, 128.5 Underdog, Under
2008-09 Detroit (2) Mich. State vs. (1) North Carolina 89-72 7.5, 153 Favorite, Over
2007-08 San Antonio (1) Memphis vs. (1) Kansas 75-68 (OT) 2, 146 Underdog, Under
2006-07 Atlanta (1) Ohio State vs. (1) Florida 84-75 4, 140 Favorite, Over
2005-06 Indianapolis (3) Florida vs. (2) UCLA 73-57 1, 128 Favorite, Over



North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina (33-6 SU, 20-18-1 ATS) is 4-0 ATS over their last four NCAA Tournament games and 6-1 ATS in their L/7 games following an ATS win. The Tar Heels have compiled a blistering 16-5-1 ATS mark in their last 22 neutral site games, but are just 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 games played on a Monday. North Carolina is a perfect 12-0 SU in a dozen neutral site games and outscore their opponents by a whopping 10.0 points per game in the second half alone.


Villanova Wildcats

Villanova (34-5 SU, 20-17-1 ATS) is 9-2 SU in 11 neutral site games this season and outscore their opponents by about seven points per half. More importantly, the Wildcats have limited the opposition to just 41.1 percent shooting in their neutral site games.

Villanova shoots an impressive 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and limit the opposition to just 33.6 percent shooting from downtown. The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and a perfect 5-0 ATS in their L/5 NCAA Tournament games.

The Wildcats are 10-2 ATS in their last dozen games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game, but just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against teams from the ACC.

Over and Under

  • The Over is 6-1 in Villanova’s last seven games against teams from the ACC and 11-3 in their last 14 games overall.
  • The Over is also 5-2 in Villanova’s last seven non-conference games and 5-2-1 in theirs last eight NCAA Tournament games.
  • The Over is 4-0 in North Carolina’s last four games following an ATS win and 7-1 in the Tar Heels’ last eight non-conference games.
  • The Over is also 6-1 in Carolina’s last seven NCAA Tournament games and 4-1 in their L/5 neutral site games.