North Carolina begins defense of its national championship when it takes on Lipscomb in Charlotte on Friday in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, at 2:45 p.m. ET and broadcast on CBS. The Tar Heels (25-10) are seeded No. 2 in the West Region, while Lipscomb (23-9) has won eight straight.
Each team has an offense that averages 82-plus points per game, so before you make your bet against the spread (UNC -19.5), you have to see what Kenny White says. The legendary Vegas oddsmaker is SportsLine’s all-time expert on college basketball, and he’s on a roll.
White is on a 41-28 run, adding to his season total of 102-73, bringing in a whopping $2,406 to $100 players. He’s also on a hot streak when it comes to picking Tar Heels games, hitting on seven of 10!
White has an unusually strong pick on this game against the spread (UNC -19.5), as several factors have him leaning confidently in one direction.