MAR 28 - NCAA Final Four Betting North Carolina Analysis

NCAA Final Four Betting North Carolina Analysis

Written by on March 28, 2017

Whether you’re a diehard North Carolina fan or are simply thinking about backing the perennial title contender to win the 2017 March Madness national championship, then you need to know all about the top-seeded Tar Heels as they get set for their Final Four matchup against third-seeded Oregon on Saturday. That’s where I come in. Thanks to the expert college basketball odds breakdown you’re about to get on North Carolina, you’re going to be able to maximize your chances of cashing in when they take to the court this coming weekend – and in the national championship game if they reach it. Now, let’s get started.

Here’s A Closer Look At The NCAA Final Four Betting North Carolina Tar Heels Analysis

 
 

Offense – Rank

Points/Game85.09
Field Goal %47.244
3-Point %36.1125
Free Throw %70.5164
Rebounds/Game43.71
Analysis: As you can see from the above chart, North Carolina Tar Heels ranks a stellar ninth in scoring while leading the nation in rebounding by pulling down a whopping 43.7 boards per contest thanks to the huge size advantage they hold over almost every team in the nation.

Defense – Rank

Points/Game70.6128
Field Goal %41.659
3-Point %34.0128
Free Throw %72.1276
Rebounds/Game27.511
Analysis: Carolina has been pretty much average defensively, except that they rank 59th in defensive field goal percentage while ranking 11th in rebounds allowed at just 27.5 per game.

The Starters

Kennedy Meeks (12.3 ppg, 9.3 rpg) Isaiah Hicks (12.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg) Theo Pinson (6.0 ppg, 4.22 rpg) Justin Jackson (18.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg) Joel Berry II (14.6 ppg, 3.6 apg, 3.1 rpg) Analysis: The Heels have a solid scorer in ACC Player of the Year in swingman Justin Jackson and three other players that can put the ball in the hole in Joel Berry, Kennedy Meeks and Isaiah Hicks. Each of the four average double figures in scoring for Carolina to give them one of the most well-balanced offensive teams in the nation.

The Bench

Luke Maye (5.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg) Nate Britt (4.6 ppg) Tony Bradley (7.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg) Analysis: The Tar Heels get almost 20 points per game from their top three bench players, but they’ve gotten some excellent production out of forward Luke Maye recently with the 6-8 sophomore scoring 16 points against Butler in the Sweet 16 and 17 points against Kentucky in their Elite Eight showdown last weekend, including the game-winning shot against the Wildcats

Neutral Site Games

The Tar Heels have gone 9-2 SU while putting up 84.5 points per game and allowing 70.9 points per contest defensively.

Coaching

Roy Williams has led the Tar Heels to two national championships (2005 and 2009) since taking over at North Carolina while reaching the Final Four on two other occasions, including last season when they lost to Villanova in the national championship. Williams is 396-115 at Carolina after going 418-101 in 16 seasons at Kansas.

Intangibles

North Carolina has a ton of motivation after narrowly falling in last season’s national championship. The Heels also have an experienced floor leader in Joel Berry and simply doesn’t get rattled in close games. Make no mistake about it, the Tar Heels will not beat themselves.