Free CBB Pick: Badgers vs. Tar Heels NCAAB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(17-12) Wisconsin Badgers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (18-10)
Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Mackey Arena, Indianapolis, IN.
Moneyline Odds: Wisconsin +110, North Carolina -130
Betting Odds: North Carolina -2
Betting Total: O/U 139.5
Wisconsin started the season ranked seventh in the country. It ascended as high as four but struggled to a 10–10 conference record.
North Carolina started the season behind Wisconsin but finished better before bowing out to Florida State in the ACC Tournament.
The Tar Heels are the 8-seed in this spot and the oddsmakers have offered them as -2 favorites.
Wisconsin lost four of its last five games but all five were close. All four losses were decided by five points or less to Illinois, Purdue, and Iowa twice.
The lone win came in the Big Ten Tournament against Penn State by a point but Wisconsin was up big in that game before freezing in the final few minutes before holding on for dear life.
The strength is with this team’s experience and inside-out play. There’s a lot to like.
Five seniors lead the way with the sixth big name a freshman, Jonathan Davis, Mr. Basketball in the state of Wisconsin a year ago.
Most of the talk seems to be centering around North Carolina’s front line in this game but it won’t dismiss Nate Reuvers and Micah Potter easily. The two seniors average 21 points and nine rebounds a game as a duo.
North Carolina Tar Heels
UNC’s lineup is not dominated nearly as much by seniors. Garrison Brooks is the one senior leader on the short rotation. He averaged 10 points and seven rebounds in the regular season.
Sophomore Armando Bacot and freshman Day’Ron Sharpe round out a monster front line that made North Carolina the best offensive rebounding team in the country this season.
The Heels do not shoot the three-ball well, however. They ranked 313th in the nation with just 5.6 makes per game in the regular season. Kerwin Walton, inserted into the starting lineup midway through the season, is the best shooter the Heels have from outside.
Leaky Black, a 6’8″ junior guard, is another key player. Not only does he do a little bit of everything for Carolina on offense, he’s the team’s best perimeter defender.
- Badgers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Badgers are 14-6-2 ATS in their last 22 NCAA Tournament games.
- Tar Heels are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Tar Heels are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
- Under is 11-1 in Badgers last 12 neutral site games as an underdog.
- Over is 6-1 in Tar Heels last 7 games as a favorite.
- Under is 5-1 in Tar Heels last 6 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite.
Free Wisconsin Badgers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels NCAAB Prediction: Wisconsin with the points.
The public seems to be gravitating toward North Carolina here. That’s okay with me.
It’s easy to forget how good Wisconsin is because of how it has struggled for so long in the conference. Finally escaping the Big Ten may wake up this team’s potential.
The Tar Heels will not push the Badgers around inside and Wisconsin’s experience will see it through to take on Baylor.
I will gladly put the two points in my pocket.
4* Free NCAA College Basketball Betting Pick: Wisconsin +2
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