Michigan vs. Villanova

Watch NCAA championship online: Michigan vs. Villanova free stream, TV info,The 2018 NCAA championship game is here. It’s Monday night. It’s on TBS (and the internet — we’ll get to that in a second). It’s Michigan vs. Villanova, a matchup of steeled defense vs. elite offense.

The Wildcats smashed Kansas in the Final Four on Saturday. They knocked down a Final Four record 18 3-pointers en route to a 95-79 blowout to advance to Monday’s national championship game where Michigan awaits.

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The third-seeded Wolverines punched their own ticket by besting Loyola-Chicago 69-57 in the national semifinal round. Despite shooting just 42.4 percent from the floor and hitting on only 25 percent of their shots from beyond the arc, their stingy defense — which has kept them alive all postseason — was enough to get them past the Ramblers.

The big question now is: Can that vaunted unit slow a near-unstoppable force that is Villanova’s offense? The Wildcats have had some talented offensive units, but in blowing out Kansas they proved this unit ranks well among the best of them — including the 2016 team that cut down the nets and took home the hardware.

SportsLine has the Wildcats as a 6.5 point favorite over the Wolverines.

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  • Date: Monday, April 2 at 9:20 p.m. ET
  • Location: Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas
  • TV: TBS (TeamCast info here)
  • Stream: March Madness Live
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

So what side you should back in the Championship Game? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Michigan-Villanova spread you can bank on over 50 percent of the time, all from the advanced computer model on a blistering 13-2 run on NCAA Tournament picks.