Notre Dame vs. North Carolina - 3/27/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (24-11) at North Carolina Tar Heels (31-6)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -10 -- Over/Under: 156 See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and North Carolina Tar Heels meet Sunday in the NCAA Tournament at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look for another win after beating Wisconsin on Friday. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 75.1 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 15.5 points and 4.7 assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 14.3 points and 10.9 rebounds. V.J. Beachem is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and Steve Vasturia is dishing 3.2 assists. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Fighting Irish are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 5-4 this season on neutral courts.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels look for another win after beating Indiana on Friday. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 82.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 41 percent shooting. Brice Johnson is averaging 16.8 points and 10.5 rebounds while Joel Berry II is averaging 12.8 points and 3.5 assists. Marcus Paige is dishing 3.5 assists and Justin Jackson is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Tar Heels are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-0 this season on neutral courts.
The Fighting Irish are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games. The Tar Heels are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Atlantic Coast. The Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
North Carolina gave Notre Dame the business a couple of weeks ago, but the Irish beat the Tar Heels in each of the three previous meetings. This Irish team has the shooting to make things interesting and played North Carolina two times already, so there will be no surprises between these two squads.
While the Tar Heels should win, I think we can get a tight game between these two teams that know each other so well.