The number 5 seeded Indiana Hoosiers have proven some doubters wrong by making it to the 2016 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. Indiana takes on 1 seeded North Carolina in a matchup between classic college hoops programs on Friday, March 25. The game takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tip-off is at 9:40 pm ET.
Indiana has won 8 out of its last 10 games. The North Carolina Tar Heels have won 9 out of its last 10. The Tar Heels are on a 7 game winning streak.
How To Bet the Indiana Hoosiers vs North Carolina Tar Heels March Madness Sweet Sixteen Spread
The NCAA Tournament March Madness Sweet Sixteen betting spread favors UNC by 5.5-points. The Tar Heels have gone 17-18-1 ATS this season. In the NCAA Tournament, the Tar Heels are 1 and 2 ATS. Indiana has gone 19 and 15 ATS overall this season. The Hoosiers are 2 and 0 ATS in the NCAA Tournament.
What: March Madness – East Region – Sweet Sixteen
Who: No. 5 Indiana Hoosiers (27-7) at No.1 North Carolina Tar Heels (30-6)
When: Friday, March 25, 2016
Start Time: 8:57 PM ET
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stadium: Wells Fargo Center
Spread: North Carolina -5.5
Moneyline: Indiana +200 vs UNC -240
Game Total: 160
Listen: Indiana vs North Carolina
Why Bet The No. 5 Seeded Indiana Hoosiers At +5.5
Indiana point-guard Yogi Ferrell is having one of those special NCAA Tournaments. Ferrell, regarded as one of the top point-guards in college basketball, has been brilliant in 2 games during the tournament. Versus Chattanooga, Ferrell scored 20 points and dished 10 assists. Versus Kentucky, Ferrell scored 18 points, dished 4 assists and grabbed 5 boards. If Ferrell has his usual game, the Indiana Hoosiers could be very difficult to beat on Friday.
Why Bet The No. 1 Seeded North Carolina Tar Heels At -5.5
The Tar Heels have been on a roll since the end of the regular season and the ACC Tournament. North Carolina beat Syracuse, Duke, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Virginia before playing Florida Gulf Coast in the NCAA Tournament. Duke, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Virginia are all in the Sweet 16.
March Madness Sweet Sixteen ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
North Carolina dominated Providence 85 to 66 as a -11 point favorite in their Round of 32 win. The thing about North Carolina is that the team is so well-coached, and the players have such good chemistry together, that it’s rare that every single starter isn’t on the same page with every other starter game to game.
In this case, North Carolina has a huge edge due to the defensive prowess of guard Marcus Paige. Because of what I saw Paige do versus Malcolm Brogdon of Virginia in North Carolina’s ACC Tournament Championship win, I picked North Carolina to win the NCAA Tournament. My mind hasn’t changed. I think that Paige can seriously impede Ferrell’s ability to run Indiana’s offense.
I like North Carolina to beat Indiana by over 10 points on Friday.