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Final Four: Old School UNC Meets New Kid Oregon

Ncaa Final Four In Phoenix

Athletic Oregon Battles UNC’s Big Rebounders

University of Phoenix Stadium will host the nightcap of the 2017 Final Four matchup between the Oregon Ducks and the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday night. The fans should expect and athletic, high scoring, and physical matchup between these two teams. UNC is NCAA Basketball royalty and Oregon is trying becoming a consistent power in the NCAA. The Ducks are playing in their first Final Four since winning the Inaugural Tournament in 1939.

The Tar Heels are all old-school. The Tar Heels are the only blue-blood in the Final Four. UNC has an old-school coach in Roy Williams. They have an old-school big man in Kennedy Meeks. He dominated Kentucky in the South Regional final. He grabbed 17 rebounds and blocked four shots.

Oddsmakers opened the Tar Heels as -4.5-point favorites versus the Ducks, while the game’s total opened at 148. The spread is still hanging on at -4.5, but the total has been get up to 153.

North Carolina was a 75-73 winner in their Elite Eight matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats. They earned a push of the -2-point spread as favorites. North Carolina has a nations rebounding margin of plus-13 per game. The Tar Heels are rebounding nearly 42 percent of their missed shots heading into the Oregon matchup.

Oregon was a 74-60 winner in its Elite Eight matchup against the Kansas Jayhawks. They covered the +6.5-point spread as underdogs. Sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey has scored at least 20 points in seven consecutive games. He made 25 of 40 3-point shots in the past six games. Jordan Bell is the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. He has double-digit rebounds in six straight games. Hardly anyone plays harder than Pac-12 player of the year Dillon Brooks. He is averaging 16.3 points per game.

Final Four Betting Trends

Team record: 33-5 SU,22-14-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Oregon is 18-6-1 ATS in its last 25 games
Oregon is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oregon’s last 11 games

North Carolina:
Team record: 31-7 SU,20-16-2 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
North Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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