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North Carolina vs Notre Dame Basketball Picks 3-5-24

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-17) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (23-6)
March 5, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -16; Over/Under: +136
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Dean Smith Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Notre Dame vs North Carolina Prediction

Notre Dame is Building Momentum

Notre Dame hasn’t had the best season, but they are really building some momentum for next season. Notre Dame has won two games in a row and that includes the last game against the Clemson Tigers. Notre Dame’s defense gave up only 62 points and they ended up winning by seven points. Notre Dame is averaging 63.6 points while their defense is giving up 65.4 points per game. Markus Burton is having a strong season averaging 17.3 points while shooting 42.3 percent from the field. Notre Dame will face Virginia Tech after this game.

Can North Carolina  Win the Title?

North Carolina has shown signs of being a very good team and they believe they can win the title. In the last game against NC State, it took a big second half but they were able to secure the 79-70 victory. Jayden Taylor had a strong game putting up 22 points. North Carolina is averaging 81.4 points while their defense is giving up 70.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 28th and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here. 

Notre Dame vs North Carolina Betting Prediction

Notre Dame has been competitive heading into this game and it’s going to be the same here. Notre Dame is a solid defensive team and they are going to step up here. North Carolina really struggled in the first half of the last game and it’s going to be the same here. Notre Dame’s offense will find success against North Carolina and they are going to cover the spread. Back Notre Dame against the spread. Notre Dame will keep it within eight. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Notre Dame +16

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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