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FORT WORTH, TEXAS - MARCH 17: Ochai Agbaji #30 of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts during the first half against the Texas Southern Tigers in the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Dickies Arena on March 17, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Ron Jenkins / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

The North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the National Championship on Monday at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans. In advance of Monday's National Championship, we examine the best odds, lines, and movements.

Kansas defeated Villanova 81-65 in the Final Four, easily covering the 4-point spread. North Carolina defeated Duke as a +165 Moneyline underdog in the other semifinal matchup.

So, after all of the hype surrounding Mike Krzyzewski throughout the season, the National Championship ends up being the Roy Williams Bowl. As head coach for Kansas and North Carolina, Williams won 903 games in 33 seasons. He retired from North Carolina at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.

Before we make any wagers on the National Championship, let's find the most competitive lines.

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North Carolina-Kansas: 2022 National Championship Best Odds and Lines

Point spread

FanDuel released some look-ahead lines for the National Championship prior to the Final Four games. On the look-ahead, Kansas was favored by four points against North Carolina. Immediately following its win against Duke, there was concern regarding North Carolina's liability, so many sportsbooks opened Kansas as a 3.5-point favorite.

As the point spread hovered around 3.5 and 4, roughly 64% of the cash was on Kansas. When the line moved to 4.5, the numbers flipped and 75% of the cash was wagered on North Carolina. The spread returned to Kansas -4, and public betting action has been evenly split.

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The total was initially set at 154, and it wasn't until sportsbooks lowered it to 152 that any significant money was bet on the Under. KenPom's prediction has the game ending with 154 points.

If you're interested in playing the Over, your best option is Caesars, which has the lowest total on the board at 151.

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Though the handle on the point spread is evenly split, the handle on the Moneyline is one-sided. Kansas opened as a -185 favorite at most sportsbooks and has been bet as high as -210 at Caesars. At the time of writing, 77% of the cash and 56% of the tickets are on Kansas to win outright.

In regard to North Carolina's Moneyline, Caesars offers a price point upward of 15 cents higher than any other sportsbook.

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Where to Bet on the National Championship

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