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Wisconsin Badgers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – March 19 2021

Wisconsin Badgers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Predictions, Picks, Odds, and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – March 19 2021

The Wisconsin Badgers can be quite different to read, but their unpredictability could help them in the first round against the North Carolina Tar Heels, who will look to use their size in this game. Check out our preview of the Wisconsin vs. North Carolina first-round game in the 2021 March Madness below.

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Betting Preview for the Wisconsin Badgers vs North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA College Basketball Game on March 19 2021

Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN

When: Friday, March 19, 2021, 7:10 PM ET

Line: Wisconsin Badgers (+2) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (-2) – view all 2021 NCAAB lines

TV Broadcast: CBS


Betting on the Wisconsin Badgers (+2)

Record: 17-12 Overall / 10-10 Conference

Wisconsin doesn’t have much momentum going into the Big Dance, as the Badgers have lost six of their last eight games, but those losses were against some of the best in the nation like the Michigan Wolverines and the Iowa Hawkeyes. In a sense, Wisconsin has been sharpened by the tough competition in the Big Ten to the point that facing a team like North Carolina will not intimidate this Badgers unit that likes to slow down the game like it’s played on mud. Wisconsin is 326th in the nation in adjusted tempo, with only 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes. Wisconsin opponents are averaging just 64.3 points in large part because of that style of play that could frustrate the Tar Heels, who are accustomed to a much faster pace. 

The under is 6-4 in Wisconsin’s last 10 games, but the over is 4-1 in the Badgers’ last seven.

Betting on the North Carolina Tar Heels (-2)

Record: 18-10 Overall / 10-6 Conference

Wisconsin doesn’t have much momentum going into the Big Dance, as the Badgers have lost six of their last eight games, but those losses were against some of the best in the nation like the Michigan Wolverines and the Iowa Hawkeyes. In a sense, Wisconsin has been sharpened by the tough competition in the Big Ten to the point that facing a team like North Carolina will not intimidate this Badgers unit that likes to slow down the game like it’s played on mud. Wisconsin is 326th in the nation in adjusted tempo, with only 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes. Wisconsin opponents are averaging just 64.3 points in large part because of that style of play that could frustrate the Tar Heels, who are accustomed to a much faster pace. 

The under is 6-4 in Wisconsin’s last 10 games, but the over is 4-1 in the Badgers’ last seven.

Writer’s Prediction

Wisconsin wins, 68-65.

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