North Carolina March Madness Betting Favorite

The hoops season is still weeks away but if you’re a die-hard CBB fan, you’ll be turning your attention to what happens over the course of next couple months in college basketball. Though the basketball season is in its sedate phase, doesn’t mean that amazing things stop happening.

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North Carolina tops our favorite for March Madness with current odds listed at +850. With almost the exact same roster as last season, North Carolina tops the March Madness odds with a veteran defensive unit. Just imagine what this team would look like with combo guard Marcus Paige completely healthy and three sophomores retained from the top-25 recruits.
Despite his injury concerns in 2014-15, sophomore Paige averaged 14.1 points with an offensive rating of 118.9. With a little bit of luck and contributions from wingers Justin Jackson (No. 9 in Recruiting Services), Theo Pinson (No. 15) & point guard Joel Berry (No. 25), expect the Tar Heels to pose serious threat for the NCAA college basketball championship next March.

Besides Carolina, the Kentucky Wildcats possess a nearly unassailable defense. With upping point guard Tyler Ulis leading the charge and wing Alex Poythress offering high-level defending, expect this team to put up a great show in March Madness. Poythress averaged 5.5 on PPG, 3.8 on RPG and .381 on FG% with .857 on FT%.
Historically at Memphis, and now the Wildcats, when John Calipari-John Robic coaching duo has an extended and defensively engaged roster, the result has been an elite D.

With North Carolina and Kentucky both looking very strong heading into the season, not mention Duke and Maryland, it’ll be very interesting to see how the battle for the top honors in college basketball pans out.