Notre Dame Vs UNC Spread & PickNoah Williams
The 19th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish and 10th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels will square off for the 28th time on Saturday with Carolina holding a decisive 20-7 edge in the series. Saturday’s ACC conference clash will be Notre Dame’s fifth visit to Chapel Hill, but visiting the Tar Heels hasn’t been a walk in the park with the Irish going 1-3 in North Carolina.
Notre Dame and North Carolina will square off on Saturday at 6:00 PM ET, live from the Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina with this matchup airing live on ESPN.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds, Pick & How To Watch
No. 19 Notre Dame at No. 10 North Carolina
When: 6:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 4, 2017
Where: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Spread: UNC -10
Why Bet The Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Irish are a good team to wager on in this matchup because they’re completely desperate, well-coached and have some talent. Notre Dame has dropped three straight and four of their last five games overall. Not only that, but Notre Dame got manhandled by Duke in their 84-74 loss on Monday night and have failed to cover the spread in each of their last three games.
Why Bet The North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels are a good bet in this contest because they want to start another winning streak as they get set for March Madness and they’re undefeated at home this season.
North Carolina got past Pittsburgh in their 80-78 thriller on Tuesday night but never came close to covering the spread as a 19-point home favorite to fall to 1-3 ATS over their last four games. The Tar Heels have won all 12 of their home dates this season while posting an 8-3 ATS mark along the way.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I think it’s a no-brainer that Carolina wins this matchup against the reeling Fighting Irish and I believe they’ll do so by at least a half-dozen points, seeing as how they had a really close call against Pittsburgh earlier this week.
The Tar Heels average almost 10 points per game more than the Irish while allowing just three fewer points per game defensively. More importantly, I expect North Carolina stars Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II to be the two best players on the floor while Carolina’s trio of big men, Isaiah Hicks, Kennedy Meeks and Tony Bradley to dominate in the post.
My final score prediction is North Carolina 84 Notre Dame 77