Fighting Irish vs. Tar Heels Prediction
The 13th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels are coming off a lopsided home loss over the weekend. Can UNC bounce back as it stays on its home court tonight against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish?
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Dean E. Smith Center at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tar Heels are a 13-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 156 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 55 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Notre Dame. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Fighting Irish take down Eagles
Notre Dame snapped a two-game losing skid Saturday with a 69-66 home victory over Boston College to improve to 11-5 overall and 1-2 in the ACC. John Mooney paced the Fighting Irish with 27 points on 8-of-13 shooting including 2-of-4 on 3-point attempts plus 9-of-9 at the free throw line. He also tallied 12 rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists. Prentiss Hubb, a late addition to the starting lineup, scored 16 points including a pair of free throws in the closing seconds to help seal it. He also notched six rebounds, five dimes and three steals. Notre Dame led 31-25 at halftime and managed to hold on from there. The Irish shot 21-of-61 from the floor, 7-of-26 on 3-point attempts and 20-of-23 from the charity stripe.
Tar Heels crushed at home
North Carolina suffered its worst home loss during the tenure of head coach Roy Williams Saturday afternoon as it lost 83-62 to Louisville. The Tar Heels trailed 43-34 at halftime and the deficit only grew bigger at the break. North Carolina shot 20-of-58 from the floor, 3-of-22 from 3-point distance and 19-of-27 at the free throw line. Kenny Williams led UNC with 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting including 1-of-4 on 3-point tries plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. Cameron Johnson added 10 points, three steals and two rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Fighting Irish are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games. Notre Dame is 0-4 ATS in its last four games overall.
The Tar Heels are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The under is 6-0 in the last six games overall.
North Carolina was embarrassed on Saturday and this will be a chance to turn the tides with a positive performance. The Tar Heels are clearly the superior team in this matchup as long as they play like it. Porous shooting was the main culprit against Louisville and the Irish aren't in that same category defensively. Take the hosts here to win decisively.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS -13