Notre Dame vs. North Carolina - 3/11/16 ACC Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (20-10)
College Basketball: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and North Carolina Tar Heels meet Friday night in the ACC Tournament.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look for another win after beating Duke on Thursday. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 76.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 15.9 points and five assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 14.5 points and 10.4 rebounds. Steve Vasturia is dishing 3.1 assists and Bonzie Colson is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Fighting Irish are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-3 on neutral courts this season.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels look for another win after beating Pittsburgh on Thursday. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 83.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Brice Johnson is averaging 16.8 points and 10.8 rebounds while Justin Jackson is averaging 12.3 points and 3.1 assists. Joel Berry II is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Marcus Paige is dishing 3.7 assists. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Tar Heels are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-0 on neutral courts this season.
Notre Dame is coming off an emotional game in which they made an improbable comeback to beat Duke. All that energy and emotion drained isn't going to make things easy to play on a quick turnaround.
I like North Carolina due to the far less ware and tear, and also its massive advantage it has in the paint. Look for the Tar Heels to win and cover the reasonable number.