The 2021-22 college basketball sadly comes to a close on Monday night with the NCAA Tournament National Championship. It's Kansas vs. North Carolina for all the marbles as March Madness and the Final Four wrap up in New Orleans. There are plenty of player props and PrizePicks plays to dive into, let's pick out our favorites for both the Jayhawks and Tar Heels.
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OVER 2.5 3-PT Made
We hit on Brady Manek's three-pointers prop on Saturday and we'll happily go back to the well. The Tar Heels' grad senior has now drained three or more three's in all five NCAA Tournament games and seven of the last eight contests overall. Manek is now shooting 47.5% from deep during the Tournament and should continue to be a key part of UNC's offense in the title game. Though Kansas' defense is tough against the three, Manek will likely be firing away to help the Heels pull off the upset. His perimeter scoring will be even more important tonight if Armando Bacot is limited.
OVER 22.5 Pts+Rebs+Asts
Though Jalen Wilson doesn't grab the national headlines like Ochai Agbaji, Remy Martin or even David McCormack, there's no denying his overall importance to the Jayhawks. Wilson stuffs the stat sheet with points, rebounds and assists and is locked into 30-35 minutes regardless of whether Kansas goes with bigger or smaller lineups. Wilson has at least 11 rebounds in four straight games now and at least 27 PRA in three of the last four. This is now a slight pace boost for Kansas, and Wilson should have more opportunities for points, rebounds or assists.
OVER 16.5 Points
Before the Final Four tipped off, Ochai Agbaji had been weirdly underperforming compared to his own standards. On Saturday, though, the Big 12 Player of the Year exploded for 21 points with six made three-pointers. He was red-hot and didn't back down from the big stage. Even though Agbaji was struggling earlier in the NCAA Tournament, this is still a guy who's averaging 18.9 PPG this season and regularly went for 20+ points during conference play. In a faster-paced matchup vs. UNC, expect Agbaji to stay active offensively – whether he's draining from deep or getting to the free-throw line.
UNDER 15.5 Points
Let's wrap things up with an under play. It's always risky rooting against a guy with Armando Bacot's talent and physical dominance, but this points prop seems a tough too high. The UNC center has gone under 15.5 points in three of the last four games and he had just 11 points on Saturday against Duke's frontcourt. It again might be hard to score inside against Kansas big man David McCormack tonight. Plus, there's the whole deal with Bacot coming off an ankle injury he suffered late against Duke. The ankle sprain could limit Bacot's effectiveness offensively and in the paint overall, and it's easy to imagine him deferring to others scoring-wise here.
Looking for more college basketball content? Check out the CBB DFS Playbook for tonight's NCAA Tournament National Championship game!