The No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers look to pick up their ninth straight SU win when they meet the No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels in a West Region Sweet Sixteen matchup. But while Wisconsin has been hard to beat on the scoreboard, they are just 1-8 ATS in their last nine as double-digit favorites.
The Badgers have now reached the Sweet Sixteen in four of the last five years, and are 6-1 SU in their last seven March Madness matchups, 4-2-1 ATS. The squad is winless SU in their two most recent meetings with the Tar Heels, dating back to UNC’s 88-82 Elite Eight win in 2005, but covered as betting underdogs in each contest.
North Carolina ended a two-game ATS losing streak with their 87-78 Round of 32 win over No. 5 Arkansas, covering as five-point favorites. The Tar Heels’ offense has scored 80 or more points in five of their last eight, but face a Badgers defense that has surrendered over 60 points in just five of their last 14.
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This college basketball season, the Wisconsin Badgers are 33-3 overall and 18-17-1 ATS, while the North Carolina Tar Heels are 26-11 and 20-16-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Wisconsin boasts a 16-20 on the OU, and North Carolina is 21-14-1.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Wisconsin Badgers and the No. 26-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds – VSB
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wisconsin has the nation’s No. 39-rated offensive output, at 72.28 PPG. The visiting North Carolina Tar Heels defense ranks No. 186 allowing on average 68.57 PPG. The Badgers FG% has averaged 48.03% so far, more than the Wisconsin Tar Heels marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.63% per game.
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Marcus Paige scored 22 points leading the Tar Heels to a 87-78 victory over Arkansas at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday.
The Badgers got 17 points from Sam Dekker as Wisconsin ran past Oregon 72-65 on Sunday at CenturyLink Center.