Two ACC rivals tip it off in the Elite Eight East Region on Sunday, March 27 when 1 seed North Carolina battles 6 seed Notre Dame. North Carolina absolutely pummeled Indiana 101 to 86 on Friday night. Earlier in the night, Notre Dame made a miraculous comeback versus Wisconsin to escape with a 61 to 56 win. The game takes place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tip-off is at 8:49 pm ET.
The win over Indiana was North Carolina’s 8th straight victory. The Tar Heels have won 11 out of their last 13. Notre Dame has won 5 out of its last 6.
How To Bet the No. 6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels Elite Eight March Madness Spread
The NCAA Tournament March Madness Elite Eight betting spread favors North Carolina by 9.5-points to beat Notre Dame. The Irish are 3 and 2 against the spread in their last 5 games and have split their last 10 against the spread. North Carolina has gone 7 and 3 against the spread in their last 10 games.
What: March Madness – East Region – Elite Eight
Who: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs North Carolina Tar Heels
When: Sun, Mar 27 8:49 PM EDT
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stadium: Wachovia Center
Spread: UNC -9.5
Game Total: N/A
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Notre Dame vs North Carolina
Bet The No. 6 seeded Notre Dame Irish Because…
Notre Dame’s no quit attitude should serve them well against North Carolina. The Irish pretty much had no business beating Wisconsin on Friday night. Notre Dame got a steal on an inbounds pass to take the lead with less than 30 seconds on the clock. They also stole the ball form Badger Bronson Koenig with 6 seconds left to secure the win. In Round 2, Notre Dame escaped Stephen F. Austin with a 76 to 75 win. The luck of the Irish has definitely been in full force during this tournament.
Bet The No. 1 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels Because…
North Carolina has a deep bench. After Marcus Paige, who was hot from three in the win over the Hoosiers, received his second foul, Coach Roy Williams didn’t panic. He put Paige on the bench. 5 of North Carolina’s players scored in double-figures. But, everybody who played scored. Not only that, but the Tar Heels had 20 assists in the win over Indiana.
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The last time that these 2 teams played it wasn’t even a contest. North Carolina destroyed Notre Dame 78 to 47. The Tar Heels held the Irish to 30% from the field and 26.3% from three. Notre Dame didn’t know what hit them.
But in February, the Irish upset the Tar Heels 80 to 76. Which game takes precedent? North Carolina’s incredible beat down of the Irish in the ACC Tournament or the regular season matchup?
The game in the ACC Tournament is the one that basketball handicappers should look at. In that battle, North Carolina was on point. The Tar Heels haven’t looked back since. They beat Virginia to win the ACC Tournament. Then, the Tar Heels rolled over Florida Gulf Coast, Providence and Indiana.
North Carolina, unless they play well below what they’re capable of, should have no trouble handling Notre Dame on Sunday. This game figures to be a blow-out Tar Heel win.