English
Menu

OddsShark Top Sportsbooks

Sweet 16 Has Been Unkind to Hoosiers

The Indiana Hoosiers will attempt to win a Sweet 16 game for the first time since 2002 when they face the North Carolina Tar Heels in Philadelphia Friday evening. The Hoosiers have been in that spot twice since that ’02 run (2012, 2013) and will look to end that drought as 6.5-point underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • Indiana is 4-0 ATS (3-1 SU) in its last four games versus UNC.
  • Indiana is 2-6 SU/ATS in its last eight games versus the ACC.
  • Insiana is 6-1 ATS in its last seven non-conference games.

The Hoosiers have been a perfect bet through two games entering the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament. They defeated Chattanooga 99-74 as 11-point favorites in the Round of 64 before dropping the Kentucky Wildcats 73-67 as 3.5-point underdogs Saturday.

Senior guard Yogi Ferrell is averaging 19 points, seven assists and three rebounds per game through the Hoosiers’ first two games and has just three turnovers to his credit.

The Tar Heels started slowly versus Florida Gulf Coast in their opening contest, but pulled away in the second half for a 83-67 win. They just missed an ATS win as 22.5-point faves, but did cover the -11 in their next matchup with a 85-66 drubbing of the Providence Friars.

Brice Johnson has been the talk of the tourney for many as he’s averaged 19.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and five blocks in the Heels’ opening games. The Heels have been an excellent bet over the last couple of weeks, posting a 5-1 ATS mark in their last six games overall.

Indiana Hoosiers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels sport a record of 30-6 and 16-18-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Indiana Hoosiers have 27-7 and 19-15 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 18-18 for the North Carolina Tar Heels and 16-18 for the Indiana Hoosiers.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the North Carolina Tar Heels rated this week at No. 14 and the Indiana Hoosiers sitting at No. 15.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina has the nation's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 82.36 PPG. The visiting Indiana Hoosiers defense ranks No. 87 allowing on average 69 PPG. The Tar Heels FG% has averaged 47.82% so far, less than the North Carolina Hoosiers marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.48% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana got 19 points from Thomas Bryant en route to a 73-67 victory over Kentucky on Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.

Providence was victimized for 21 points and 21 rebounds by Brice Johnson as the Tar Heels bested the Friars 85-66 in college basketball action on Saturday.

Comments