The North Carolina Tar Heels and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Purcell Pavilion. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Preview
The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 77.9 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Armando Bacot is averaging 17.3 points and 11.1 rebounds, while Caleb Love is averaging 17.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. RJ Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Pete Nance is grabbing 6 rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Tar Heels are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Preview
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 70.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Nate Laszewski is averaging 14.7 points and 7.1 rebounds, while Dane Goodwin is averaging 12.1 points and 5.2 rebounds. Cormac Ryan is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Starling is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.6 rebounds per game.
UNC vs Notre Dame Trends
The Tar Heels are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 8-19 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The under is 9-2 in Tar Heels last 11 overall. The under is 3-1-2 in Fighting Irish last 6 overall. The home team is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are falling apart this week, and there's no doubt UNC is the better side here. However, North Carolina has been inconsistent in its own right, and I'm not excited to lay this many points on the road. UNC finds ways to lose time and time again and is 1-8 ATS on the road. I'll take a shot with the points.