Two marquee schools that won but failed to cover the spread for their supporters at the sportsbooks will meet in the Round of 32 in Jacksonville on Saturday as the Arkansas Razorbacks take on the North Carolina Tar Heels.
No. 5 Arkansas beat No. 12 Wofford in their tournament opener, but it didn’t come easily for the Razorbacks in a 56-53 victory as 7-point favorites. No. 4 North Carolina was a 10-point favorite against No. 13 Harvard in the Round of 64, but only managed a 67-65 win in that game.
UNC destroyed Arkansas 108-77 back in the 2008 tourney and they lay 4.5 points here according to BetOnline. Interesting seed trend: 4 seeds are 7-1 SU and ATS past eight games vs 5 seeds, which would favor UNC here.
Arkansas Razorbacks vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This college basketball season, the North Carolina Tar Heels are 25-11 overall and 19-16-1 ATS, while the Arkansas Razorbacks are 27-8 and 17-17 ATS. As for the betting totals, North Carolina boasts a 20-14-1 on the OU, and Arkansas is 18-15.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 152-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds – VSB
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How Arkansas Razorbacks vs North Carolina Tar Heels Stats Matchup
Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Arkansas is ranked No. 76 in NCAA basketball at 35.74 per game. Contrast that with North Carolina’s No. 2 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Carolina is the No. 232-ranked team in the country at 4.78 per game, while Arkansas rates No. 108 at 6.57 per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Razorbacks got 20 points from Michael Qualls as Arkansas ran past Wofford 56-53 on Thursday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
The Tar Heels got 14 points from Justin Jackson as North Carolina ran past Harvard 67-65 on Thursday at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
Arkansas vs UNC betting trends:
UNC 8-3 ATS past 11 games overall
UNC destroyed Arkansas 108-77 in 2008 tourney
4 seeds are 7-1 SU and ATS past eight games vs 5 seeds
Arkansas 0-3 in Round of 32 play since advancing in 1996