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#10 Syracuse Orange vs. North Carolina Tar Heels #1
2016 NCAA Tournament – March Madness – Final 4
Date: Sunday, March 27th, 2016
Time: 8:49 PM ET
Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: North Carolina -9
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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It’s not often such a prestigious program is deemed a cinderella story.
However, for the #10 seeded Syracuse Orange, it is in fact a cinderella story. The Orange meet with the #1 seed North Carolina on Saturday in a Final Four matchup with a spot in the title game on the line.
#10 Syracuse Orange
It isn’t even certain the Syracuse Orange would have been favorite in their NIT opening round game.
Luckily for them, they didn’t have to worry about that. The Orange bubble did not burst despite getting bounced by Pittsburgh in the First round of the ACC tourney and were granted a #10 seed in the tourney.
As a slim favorite against #7 Dayton, the Orange pulled away in the first half to advance.
They then had the benefit of taking on #15 MTSU and not #2 Michigan State and the Blue Raiders were no match for the Orange. Syracuse then came from behind to take down Gonzaga in the final seconds, setting them up with ACC runner up Virginia.
The Orange, who were very familiar with the conference foe, erased a 17 point deficit in the 2nd half to come from behind and win.
The Orange are the first #10 seed to make the Final 4 and they’ll get another conference foe in North Carolina.
Syracuse is winning games with their defensive effort. The Orange put the lid on the Cavaliers in the 2nd half as they continued to force tough shots and turnovers. The zone effort has proven to be very efficient for them and they’ll likely stick with that against the high paced offense in UNC.
#1 North Carolina Tar Heels
With all four #1 seeds advancing to the Elite 8, it was almost certain there would be multiple ones in the Final 4.
However, the Tar Heels are the only #1 seed to survive, as they held off Notre Dame in a hard fought, high paced game. The Tar Heels put up halves of 43 and 45, as they shot 61.5% from the field.
North Carolina was an astounding 20 of 24 from behind the arc as well, which has been the one thing that has made them so dangerous in this tourney.
The Tar Heels offensive performances have been something else this tournament. Their lowest point total put up was 83 points, as nobody has proven they can stop them.
North Carolina got the better end of Cuse on 2/29 in conference play in a 75-70 win. The Tar Heels failed to cover the 8 point spread, but 13 of 19 from behind the arc was the biggest key to their success.
Look for that to be a similar trend here, given the Tar Heels have been red hot from behind the arc.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-4-1 in SYR last 17 neutral site games.
- SYR are 15-35-2 ATS in their last 52 Sat. games.
- Under is 9-4 in SYR last 13 Sat. games.
- UNC are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 13-5 in UNC last 18 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- Over is 23-10 in UNC last 33 neutral site games.
Free Syracuse Orange vs. North Carolina Tar Heels CBB Prediction:
The Tar Heels have been too much to handle this tourney for the opposition.
Look for them to continue their impressive shooting, as even this stifling Orange defense isn’t good enough to stop them.
4* Free Final 4 Betting Pick: North Carolina -9
The Tar Heels come out once again firing on all cylinders, in a route over the Orange.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: North Carolina 89- Syracuse 73
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