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UNC vs ’Bama College Basketball Tourney Sweet 16 Betting Trends

It took some overtime sessions to get there, but Alabama and North Carolina both topped the 100-point mark the last time the teams met. This could also be an offensive showcase with a spot in the West Regional final at stake. The NCAAB odds list top-seeded North Carolina as the favorite.

North Carolina is 8-5 against Alabama and 2-1 in the NCAAB Tournament, with wins by the Tar Heels in 1982 and 1992 while Alabama won the 1976 March Madness matchup. Alabama won the most recent meeting 103-101 in four overtimes in 2022. North Carolina took the previous matchup 76-67 in 2019.

UNC vs ’Bama College Basketball Tourney Sweet 16 Betting Trends
UNC vs ’Bama College Basketball Tourney Sweet 16 Betting Trends

North Carolina is listed as a 4-point favorite on Sunday according to the NCAAB best bets.

North Carolina is tied for fifth at +1200 in the odds to win March Madness. Alabama comes in at +4000 in the championship odds.

Keep on reading for more on the matchup between No. 4 seed Alabama and top-seeded North Carolina with a spot in the West Region final on the line.

 

Game Information

  • Game: Alabama 23-11 vs North Carolina 29-7
  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 28, 9:39 p.m. ET
  • Location: crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Alabama vs North Carolina Live Stream: TBS.com

 

North Carolina has won 17 of its last 29 games played at neutral sites and the Tar Heels covered in 15 of those matchups. Alabama is 14-11 over the last 25 games at neutral sites with an 11-13-1 mark against the spread.

 

 

 

The Tar Heels are priced at -180 to win the game outright and Alabama is +155 on the moneyline.

 

Alabama vs North Carolina Odds and Spreads

 

  • North Carolina is 7-4 outright in neutral-site games and has covered in six of those contests.
  • The Tar Heels are 27-6 as the favorite.
  • Alabama has won just one of its eight games when listed as the underdog.
  • Fifteen of the 19 games that the Crimson Tide and Tar Heels played at a neutral site went over the total.
  • Alabama has covered against the Las Vegas odds in just two of its last six games.
  • The total has gone over in 11 of the Crimson Tide’s last 13 games.
  • Five of North Carolina’s last six games went over the total.
  • North Carolina is 5-2 ATS over its last seven games.

 

ATS Pick: North Carolina -4

North Carolina’s experience in these games could be the difference with Armando Bacot and RJ Davis playing starring roles in the Tar Heels’ run to the 2022 national title game.

North Carolina has some pretty strong defensive numbers and that could be the difference in this game as Alabama can light things up offensively, but the Crimson Tide is far from being an elite team defensively.

Alabama is 2-4 outright in its last six games against ACC teams.

Senior guard Latrell Wrightsell, who has started 12 games this season after transferring in from Cal State Fullerton, is expected to play for Alabama. Freshman guard Davin Cosby has not played since early March.

 

 

Over/Under Pick: Under 173½

Alabama is the top-scoring team in the country and loves to get up and down the floor so keep that in mind when looking at the best college basketball bets today.

The total has gone over in four of Alabama’s last five games played in March. The total went over in each of North Carolina’s last six games versus SEC teams. Don’t expect the teams to combine for another 204 points, but the ball will not be walked up the court in this matchup. When looking at the NCAAB expert picks, the teams might struggle to reach the 173-point total.

 

 

Player Prop Pick: Armando Bacot to score 17+ Points (-103)

Bacot had 20 points and 10 rebounds the last time he faced Alabama and look for the Tar Heels to get him the ball inside early on. Bacot is averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds in the first two NCAAB Tournament games and he could approach those numbers again.

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Score Prediction

North Carolina 88, Alabama 81

 

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Which team has a better record against the spread going into the matchup between Alabama and North Carolina?


North Carolina is 21-15 against the spread while Alabama is 19-15 ATS.

What is a player prop worth considering for the Alabama Crimson Tide?


Mark Sears hit seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points in the 2022 matchup against North Carolina, so take a look at the -110 odds for him to score at least 23 points.

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