Indiana vs. North Carolina Pick
Two iconic programs meet in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament tonight at 9:57PM ET as No. 1 North Carolina faces No. 5 Indiana.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, North Carolina is the favorite in this game, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Hoosiers. The over/under total is listed at 158.5 points. These two meet in an East Regional semifinal from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
North Carolina is 30-6 overall, 9-0 on a neutral floor and 17-18-1 against the spread. Indiana is 27-7 overall, 4-3 on a neutral court and 19-15 against the spread. The Hoosiers defeated Chattanooga 99-74 and Kentucky 73-67 to reach the Sweet 16 while UNC has defeated FGCU 83-67 and Providence 85-66.
North Carolina wasn’t a team you could trust often during the season, especially at the betting window, but the Tar Heels have seemed to hit their stride in the last month. UNC has won seven straight and is 5-1 ATS in its last 6. They have also covered in seven straight as an 11-point favorite or less. The Hoosiers certainly looked good last weekend as well, but I don’t see them having the same talent depth that the Heels have. Indiana is just 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 against ACC opponents and I think that will move to 2-6 after tonight.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: NORTH CAROLINA -5.5