UNC's National Title Odds Make Tar Heels a Must Bet to Win it All

Breaking down UNC's odds to win the National Championship ahead of the start of the 2024 edition of March Madness and the NCAA Tournament.

Mar 9, 2024; Durham, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels players RJ Davis (4) Harrison
Mar 9, 2024; Durham, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels players RJ Davis (4) Harrison / Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports
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We are just a couple of days away from the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament tipping off.

The UNC Tar Heels were awarded with the No. 1 seed in the West Region, but we have yet to find out which team they'll face in the opening round. Howard and Wagner will play in a 16 vs. 16 play-in game on Tuesday night with the winner earning the right to face UNC on Thursday.

While we may not have odds for that game yet, we do have National Championship odds available and UNC's are quite enticing. Let's take a look.

UNC National Championship odds

UNC is listed at +1700 to win the National Championship at FanDuel Sportsbook, the longest odds of the four No. 1 seeds and even longer odds than the No. 2 seed in their region, Arizona, which is listed at +1200. At +1700 odds for UNC, the Tar Heels have an implied probability of 7.69% of winning the National Championship.

While those odds may be insulting as Tar Heels fan, this gives you an opportunity to take advantage of mispriced odds. If you were to bet $100 on UNC to win the National Championship, you'd win a profit of $1,200 if the Tar Heels can pull it off. That's more money than you'd make betting on any of the other No. 1 seeds including UConn, Houston, and Purdue.

Let's remember how good UNC look in its out of conference schedule, holding impressive wins over the likes of Tennessee, and Oklahoma while almost managing to take down Kentucky.

Few teams in the tournament play as well defensively as UNC does. The Tar Heels rank 17th in the country in opponent effective field goal percentage and 25th in defensive efficiency, while also creating +3.9 extra scoring chances per game, a top 30 rate in college basketball. If they can get hot with their shooting, they're going to be one of the toughest teams for anyone to face along the way.

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