Texas A&M vs. North Carolina Prediction
Can No. 2 North Carolina roll to another big win when it takes on No. 7 Texas A&M today in the NCAA Tournament?
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: CBS, 5:15PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, North Carolina is favored in this game, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of -6.5 points against Texas A&M. The over/under total is currently listed at 151.5 points.
The spread opened with North Carolina as a 5.5-point favorite. The spread held at 6 for most of the last 48 hours before shifting to 6.5 points. The over/under total has held steady since opening at 151.5 points.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public is behind North Carolina for this game. As of Sunday morning, the Tar Heels are getting 81 percent of the wagers on this game as the favorite against Texas A&M this evening.
North Carolina has nobody listed on the injury report. Texas A&M has guard Duane Wilson out for the season. He suffered a knee injury back in February. Wilson was averaging 9 points and 4 assists per game.
Texas A&M opened the tournament with a 73-69 win over Providence on Friday, covering a 3-point spread in the process. North Carolina defeated Lipscomb 84-66, but couldn’t quite cover the 22-point spread.
The Tar Heels have failed to cover in two straight and five of the last eight. However, I think UNC has an offense that will be too much for Texas A&M. The Heels average 82 points in general and 78 on the road. The Aggies are putting up just 69 points per game away from home.
UNC can play down to its competition at times, but I think their talent level is just too great for the Aggies to compete with. North Carolina has actually been impressive on defense on a neutral floor. I think they will show up today and run past the Aggies.
NCAA TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: NORTH CAROLINA -6.5