Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bison vs Tar Heels CBB Odds
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(23-9) Lipscomb Bison vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (25-10)
West Region: NCAA Tournament
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 2:45 PM ET
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Tar Heels -19.5
CBB Betting Total: 161
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Lipscomb has entered this tourney on fire winning nine of their last 10 contests. Their most recent outing was a high scoring affair against Florida Gulf Coast in which they prevailed 108-96.
They have been stroking the ball recently shooting 53% from the field in their last five contests. The defense however may be a cause for concern as they have given up 78 PPG in that span.
Offensively, they have been a little below average ranking 197th in efficiency, while the defense has been above average ranking 131st in efficiency.
Their conference strength of schedule isn’t great ranking 280th overall, but that will happen when you play in a weak conference. However, they did mange to pencil in the 30th rated out of conference schedule.
Leading Lipscomb is Junior Guard Garrison Mathews and Junior Forward Rob Marberry. Mathews is averaging 22.1 PPG and 5.5 RPG, while Marberry is averaging 16.0 PPG and 5.8 RPG.
North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina was able to keep it close with Virginia for the most part, but couldn’t close it out falling to the top-rated team 63-71. They come into the tournament winning seven of their last 10 contests, while going 6-4 ATS.
The shooting of North Carolina has been flimsy lately as they are only shooting 40% from the field in their last five matchups. Defensively, they have been playing respectable only giving up 67.6 PPG in that span.
Offensively they own one of the most efficient offenses in the nation ranking fourth overall, while the defense has been almost as good ranking 34th in efficiency.
What you like to see from the reigning champs is that they played the toughest conference schedule and the 15th toughest out of conference schedule.
North Carolina is led by Senior Guard Joel Berry II and Junior Forward Luke Maye. Berry II is averaging 17.1 PPG and 3.3 APG, while Maye is averaging 17.2 PPG and 10.1 RPG.
CBB Betting Trends:
- UNC are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite.
- Over is 10-4 in UNC last 14 NCAA Tournament games.
- LIPSC are 3-0 ATS in their last 3 games overall.
- Over is 7-3 in LIP last 10 overall.
Free Lipscomb Bison vs. North Carolina Tar Heels NCAAB Prediction: Lipscomb keeps it just close enough…to cover spread
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Lipscomb +19.5
After the kind of form North Carolina has been in, I expect them to try and coast through this contest before having to take Lipscomb somewhat seriously in the second half. By that time Lipscomb should have it close enough to when they fall behind they’ll still be in their point range. Take the points and the hotter team.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: North Carolina 83 – Lipscomb 65
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