The No. 21 North Carolina Tar Heels are on an upswing again, but so are the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, as both schools are riding win streaks. Which unbeaten run will end this Monday in Chapel Hill? Read on for preview of his highly intriguing ACC matchup. Register to bet and wager with your pick.
Betting Preview for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs North Carolina Tar Heels College Basketball Game on February 12, 2018
Where: Dean E. Smith Center
When: Monday, February 12, 9:00PM EST
Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish (n/a) vs North Carolina Tar Heels (n/a) –view all NCAA Basketball lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (15-10)
The Fighting Irish are still missing their leading scorer, Bonzie Colson, because of his leg injury, but they have found a way to win their last two games, thanks in large part to the heroics of Matt Farrell. Farrell has missed five games during ACC play due to an ankle issue, but in three games since his return, the senior guard has managed to average 21.0 points. That stretch includes his 28-point performance during an 84-69 home win against the Florida State Seminoles on Feb. 10, when he went 10-for-15 from the field. Considering that Farrell and Colson were both absent when Notre Dame nearly upset North Carolina in a 69-68 loss at home on Jan. 13, the Fighting Irish should so more damage this time around with Farrell back in the lineup. Notre Dame is 3-0 in their last three road games against the Tar Heels.
Betting on the North Carolina Tar Heels (19-7)
The Tar Heels seem to be back on track. After suffering three-straight losses, North Carolina has seemingly turned things around, as the team stitched together three wins in a row against Pittsburgh, archrival and No. 9 Duke, and NC State, respectively. For the Tar Heels to extend their win streak to four games, they will have to regain their touch on offense. They only shot 28.6 percent from downtown and 42.6 overall in the loss to Notre Dame earlier this season. So far this season, North Carolina is among the best offensive teams in the nation with an average of 82.5 points per game, good for 25th overall. The Tar Heels offense is on a roll of late, as they have put up 91.3 points over their current win streak. Luke Maye, who scored 18 points in the first meeting with Notre Dame, leads North Carolina with 18.2 points per game, while Joel Berry II is making 17.4 per contest. North Carolina is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in its last 10 home games.
North Carolina wins, 78-75.
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