Notre Dame vs. North Carolina - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (19-3) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (15-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Saturday night at the Purcell Pavilion.
The North Carolina Tar Heels have not lost back-to-back games since Feb of last year. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 84.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Brice Johnson is averaging 16.7 points and 10.2 rebounds while Marcus Paige is averaging 12.4 points and 3.9 assists. Joel Berry II is dishing 4.1 assists and Isaiah Hicks is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Tar Heels are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The North Carolina Tar Heels have split their last 10 road games.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 78.5 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 16 points and 5.2 assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 13.9 points and 10.1 rebounds. Steve Vasturia is dishing 3.3 assists and Bonzie Colson is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Fighting Irish are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won 16 of their last 18 home games.
The Tar Heels are 60-29-2 ATS in their last 91 games following a straight up loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
Notre Dame continues to be that team that flies under the radar and consistently shows up for the big games such as this one. The Tar Heels have shown they can be beaten on the road. I think the Fighting Irish win this outright, but the two free buckets are fine as well.