It will be a great weekend in New Orleans for the Final Four, which gets underway Saturday night.
Here are a pair of player props, along with some college basketball betting trends, for the North Carolina-Duke matchup in what will be the second national semifinal game.
Armando Bacot Under 13.5 Rebounds (-105)
Bacot has been a beast in the paint for North Carolina throughout March Madness.
You could make the case that he has been the best player in the field thus far, but Duke has done well to slow down his rebounding production in each of their first two meetings. The junior center grabbed just seven and five rebounds in each of the previous games against Duke which wouldn’t be enough to clear this number combined.
He has been an incredible rebounder during the tournament, but 22 boards against a small Saint Peter’s team in the Elite Eight feels like it has inflated this number a bit too much.
Armando Bacot on defending Duke: “No challenges for real”
— Ryan Lommen (@TheDukeNation) March 31, 2022
Brady Manek Over 2.5 Made Threes (-105)
Manek has shown off his ability to knock it down from beyond the arc throughout the tournament, clearing this number in all four games.
The Blue Devils seriously struggled to stop him from outside, with the big man knocking down a combined 11 triples in their two regular-season meetings this season. Since the start of the 2022 calendar year, he has converted an average of 3.3 3-pointers across 24 games which shows great value to this over, especially at this price.