Over the course of a season, you generally find that the cream finds a way to rise to the top. The North Carolina Tar Heels went on a great run that took them all the way to #2 in the nation, but they are now going to have to find a way to bounce back after losing their last game. They will get the chance to do that when they head into South Bend to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. To check out the updated odds for this Tar Heels vs Fighting Irish basketball match up make sure to click here.
How to bet North Carolina Tar Heels Vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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While the Tar Heels are sure to be the favorites for this game, you had better believe that there will be some NCAA basketball bettors who will be viewing this as a potential upset special. The Irish are good at home, and they will be going against a Tar Heels team that might still be licking its wounds. It’s going to be interesting to see the odds for this one when they go live on MyBookie.ag.
Why bet on the North Carolina Tar Heels
It’s pretty close to impossible to make it all the way through a season without taking some sort of hit. It’s how a team bounces back from those blows that shows what they are made of. The North Carolina Tar Heels (19-3, 8-1) are sure to still be smarting after taking their first conference loss of the season at the hands of the Louisville Cardinals. Losing on the road to a ranked team can’t really be considered a major loss, but it’s still going to be interesting to see how they bounce back. The last time the Tar Heels lost a game this season, they followed it up with 12 straight wins, so there is a pretty good chance they will be just fine moving forward. The Tar Heels are averaging 84.9 PPG, and are giving up 70.3 PPG.
Why bet on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish (15-7, 6-4) have lost 2 of their last 3 games, but it should be noted that both of those defeats came on the road. All told this season, Notre Dame has only dropped a single game on home court, and that one was at the hands of a ranked Pittsburgh Panthers team. The Irish have had their struggles against ranked teams this season, but they also have a signature win that the Tar Heels are going to have to pay attention to. They took out Duke back in the middle of January, and did so after the Blue Devils were coming off a tough loss. Is there a chance of history repeating itself this weekend? The Fighting Irish are averaging 78.5 PPG, and are giving up 69.8 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Aside from the game against Duke, the Fighting Irish have just not been at their best against ranked teams. The Tar Heels are just too good to lose back to back games, and should come away with a comfortable win in this one.
North Carolina Tar Heels 82 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 71