Arkansas vs. North Carolina Odds
JACKSONVILLE, FL (TheSpread) – No. 4 North Carolina could have its hands full today when it faces off with No. 5 Arkansas in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at 8:40PM ET on TNT.
North Carolina is 25-11 on the season, 8-2 on a neutral floor and 19-16-1 against the spread. Arkansas is 27-8 on the season, 3-1 on a neutral floor and 17-17 against the spread. Arkansas advance to today’s game with a 56-53 win over Wofford on Thursday night. North Carolina had its own scare on Thursday, edging Harvard 67-65 to advance to this third-round contest. These two last met in 2008 with North Carolina picking up a 108-77 victory.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, North Carolina is favored in this contest, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of -4.5 points against Arkansas. The over/under total for the game has been set at 157 points. This game will be played from the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville.
Following Thursday’s victory, Arkansas has won three of its last four games and seven of its last 10. Despite that, the Razorbacks haven’t been strong against the spread, going just 3-7 ATS in their last 10. The under has been strong with Arkansas, as it has hit it in three straight games. UNC comes in having won four of its last five games and seven of its last 10. The Tar Heels have failed to cover in two straight but are 6-4 ATS in their last 10. UNC has also trended toward the under, hitting it in six of its last nine.