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Tar Heels battle the Irish for ACC title

After they both pulled off upsets in the semifinals on Friday night the fifth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the third-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the title game of the ACC Tournament on Saturday.

North Carolina and Notre Dame bounced Virginia and Duke from the ACC Tournament in the semifinals, setting up a rematch of a January 5 contest when the Fighting Irish topped the Tar Heels 71-70 as an 8-point road underdog. Each of their last three meetings were UNDER results.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Notre Dame sat as 3.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 28-5 overall and 14-11 ATS, while the North Carolina Tar Heels are 24-10 and 19-14-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Notre Dame boasts a 12-11 on the OU, and North Carolina is 19-13-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rated this week at No. 120 and the North Carolina Tar Heels sitting at No. 28.

How North Carolina Tar Heels vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Notre Dame's No. 10-ranked scoring average of 78.48 PPG, against a North Carolina Tar Heels defense rated No. 166 and allowing 67.76 PPG. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish FG% has averaged 50.91% to date this season, more than the North Carolina Tar Heels shooters have managed so far (47.35% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

North Carolina earned a 71-67 victory over Virginia on Friday, getting 22 points from Justin Jackson at Greensboro Coliseum.

The Fighting Irish grabbed a 74-64 win over the Blue Devils on Friday, behind a 17-point effort from Bonzie Colson at Greensboro Coliseum.