Can UNC take it to Notre Dame?
No. 7 North Carolina looks to have a measure of revenge today when it takes on Notre Dame at 7PM ET in the ACC Tournament semifinal.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, North Carolina is favored in tonight’s semifinal, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of -7.5 points against Notre Dame. The over/under total for the contest has been listed at 156.5 points. These two meet in the ACC Tournament semifinal tonight from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
North Carolina is 26-6 overall, 15-4 in ACC games, 5-0 on a neutral floor and 14-17-1 against the spread. Notre Dame is 21-10 overall, 12-7 in ACC contests, 2-3 on a neutral court and 14-14-1 against the spread. Notre Dame has won three straight over UNC and covered in four straight. The Irish had an 80-76 win at home back on Feb. 6 in the lone meeting between the two this season.
Notre Dame is coming off an 84-79 OT win over Duke on Thursday for its second straight win. UNC has won three straight, including an 88-71 thrashing of Pittsburgh on Thursday. The Irish have done well when they have been able to control the glass, but their last three losses have seen them outrebounded by a total of 25. The Irish had the rebounding edge in the first meeting, but don’t expect the same today. The Heels have been crashing the glass hard in their last seven contests, posting a +78 advantage.
ACC TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: NORTH CAROLINA -7.5