Saint Peter's vs. North Carolina Prediction
Saint Peter’s has emerged as this year’s Cinderella of the NCAA Tournament but have the Peacocks finally met their match? They’ll take on the North Carolina Tar Heels at 5:05 p.m. ET in the Elite Eight and are 8.5-point underdogs.
643 Saint Peter’s Peacocks (+8.5) vs. 644 North Carolina Tar Heels (-8.5); o/u 137.5
5:05 p.m. ET, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Saint Peter’s Peacocks DFS Snapshot
Daryl Banks closed Friday's 67-64 win over Purdue with 14 points (6-14 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one block across 28 minutes. Banks was the go-to scorer for the Peacocks on a night where they shared the ball really well. His night could have been much better had he made even one of his four misses from long range. But even with his struggle from beyond the arch, the team was able to overcome the Boilermakers. It's a good sign that even on a tough shooting day Banks is still able to put up a high amount of points, so he would probably be the best bet to be the Peacocks leading scorer in their date with UNC in the next round.
North Carolina Tar Heels DFS Snapshot
Armando Bacot posted 15 points (4-10 FG, 7-15 FT), 16 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal in 40 minutes during Saturday's 93-86 OT victory over Baylor. Bacot didn't post the same scoring figures he usually delivers on a regular basis, but it's worth noting the Tar Heels had to deal with one of the best teams in the nation. Even if he took a backseat in scoring for the second game in a row, Bacot now has four straight games with a double-double and has reached that feat in eight of his last nine contests.
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Tar Heels are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 8-1-1 against the number in their last 10 games versus a team with a winning record and are 6-1 at the window in their last seven games following a win. They’re also 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine neutral site games as a favorite and are 5-1 against the number in their last six games following an ATS win.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS -8.5