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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish College Basketball Betting Preview

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Notre Dame and North Carolina on Saturday, with the host Fighting Irish trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to cover the point spread in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish sit at 13-4 (6-8 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the North Carolina Tar Heels are currently 13-4 (9-6-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Notre Dame is 6-8 OU, and North Carolina is 8-7-1 OU.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 30-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the No. 8-rated North Carolina Tar Heels in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Notre Dame's No. 79-ranked scoring average of 78.24 PPG, against a North Carolina Tar Heels defense rated No. 130 and allowing 71.29 PPG. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish FG% has averaged 47.31% to date this season, more than the North Carolina Tar Heels shooters have managed so far (46.13% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tar Heels blew out Boston College on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 96-66 win at Dean Smith Center.

The Fighting Irish endured a 60-53 loss at the hands of the Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Martinas Geben at Hank McCarmish Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • North Carolina is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
  • North Carolina is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina's last 5 games on the road
  • Notre Dame is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Notre Dame is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Notre Dame is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing North Carolina
  • Notre Dame is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing North Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to Clemson, Tuesday, January 16th
Notre Dame at Louisville, Tuesday, January 16th

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