Kansas Vs. UNC Player Props: Jayhawks, Tar Heels Vying For NCAA Championship

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Are UNC's Caleb Love (2) and Armando Bacot among the best player props tonight? (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The March Madness stage is finally set for the 2022 National Championship game, and sportsbooks are offering Kansas vs. North Carolina props.

The Jayhawks are 4-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook. In addition to individual player props, both sportsbooks feature a number of odds and lines on the NCAA Tournament final.

It may be the final game of the tournament, but it’s not too late for bettors to have a little extra skin in the game.

Kansas vs. North Carolina Props

Caleb Love ‘Under’ 2.5 Threes (+120 DraftKings)

Love will see plenty of volume from deep, but he hasn’t demonstrated a high degree of long-range efficiency of late. He’s a streaky scorer capable of erupting at any point in a game. However, he doesn’t necessarily need to rely on his marksmanship from distance. ‘Under’ bettors will lean on the fact that Love has stayed below 2.5 threes in seven of his last 11 games.

Christian Braun ‘Over’ 1.5 Threes (+120 DraftKings)

Braun is a fairly efficient three-point shooter over his career (37.8 percent). He’s shot it well from deep this season (38.9 percent), and is the second-leading scorer on the Jayhawks. Braun’s recent three-point production doesn’t suggest a barrage of conversions from deep — he’s hit two threes in two postseason contests. In spite of the recent numbers, he’s likely to see multiple quality looks against the Tar Heels on Monday night.

R.J. Davis ‘Over’ 13.5 Points (-111 FanDuel)

Part of the equation in relation to Davis’ scoring output is the health — and effectiveness — of big man Armando Bacot. By all accounts, Bacot will play on Monday night. Time will tell how close to — or far away from — 100 percent he’ll be. If Bacot is hobbled significantly, Davis going ‘over’ 13.5 points is much closer to a lock. Even with a (nearly) full strength Bacot, Davis is a solid bet to go ‘over’ tonight. He’s capable of scoring in multiple ways — drives, mid-range, deep, charity stripe — and he’ll be busy Monday night.

Ochai Agbaji Over 16.5 Points (-113 FanDuel)

Agbaji was a little quiet, if not passive, early in the NCAA Tournament. He’s only averaging 11.2 shots over his last five games, but he’s averaged 19.5 points over his last two. The relative lack of volume is somewhat concerning for ‘over’ bettors, but Agbaji has scored efficiently this season. The Jayhawks aren’t likely to shy away from their senior scoring leader in the title game.

Leaky Black Over 4.5 Rebounds (-118 FanDuel)

Bacot has been dominant on the glass, and figures to snatch his share of boards even on a tender ankle. Carolina’s front court may still be tasked with picking up some of the slack on the interior. That includes Black, who collected nine rebounds against Duke and has averaged 5.4 rebounds during the NCAA Tournament.

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