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Indiana vs. North Carolina Point Spread Lines and Predictions

Indiana vs. North Carolina PredictionsNCAA Basketball March Madness Sweet Sixteen Preview

Tip-Off: Friday, March 25th 2016 at 12:00pm ET
Venue: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: TBA

THESE two teams have a storied history, but they haven’t played each other in the NCAAB tournament for 32 years. Oddly enough, the last time these two played in the tournament was when Michael Jordan was playing for the Tar Heels. The Hoosiers upset UNC (72-68) to advance to the Elite Eight.

Can the #5 Indiana Hoosiers (25-7) pull off another upset? The Hoosiers have looked like a champion contender to start the tournament. They opened up with a dominating win over #12 Chattanooga (99-74) and followed that up with a win against #4 Kentucky (73-67).

The #1 North Carolina Tar Heels (28-6) haven’t been tested yet. They have wins against #16 FGCU (83-67) and #9 Providence (85-66). UNC have now won seven games in a row and this senior-laden team is going to be tough to eliminate, as this is their final chance to bring a National Championship to Chapel Hill.

Hoosiers vs. Tar Heels spread, money line and over/under odds

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Early point spread action has been split and there’s no data on the money line yet. Roughly 55% of the bets are coming in on the Tar Heels to cover ATS as -5.5 point favorites. It’s unlikely we’ll see this spread bounce around much throughout the week. Nearly 75% of the game total bets are on over.

How does IND and UNC match-up statistically?

Hoosiers vs. Tar Heels March Madness picks

These two teams match-up well on paper, but they play different games. The Tar Heels are going to come out and aim to dominate the paint. Brice Johnson is a double-double machine. He also leads the team in points (16.8 PPG) and rebounds (10.5 RPG). UNC have to ensure they get Johnson going early.

Kennedy Meeks (9.0 PPG and 5.8 RPG) also has to have a good game. UNC will have the size advantage and that length will cause the Hoosiers problems on the glass and in the paint. Meeks and Johnson both need to utilize their length to alter Indiana’s shots in the paint and force them to drain 3-pointers.

Indiana won’t mind throwing up a lot of 3-pointers, as they ranked 5th (41.5%) in 3-point shooting percentage during the regular season. Yogi Ferrell leads the team with 75 made 3-pointers, but the Hoosiers also have six other players who drained a minimum of 20+ 3-pointers during the regular season.

When you live or die by the 3-pointer, it’s next to impossible to beat a team like UNC unless the Hoosiers are able to nail a high percentage of their 3-pointers. UNC have several seniors, including Marcus Paige and Johnson. They know this is their last chance in the big dance and they’ll be too much for Indiana to handle.

The fact Indiana is weak on the boards is another reason I’m on UNC. UNC will clean up the glass and won’t allow the Hoosiers to get many second opportunities. At this point in the tourney, any team can win, but there’s no doubt the value is with UNC. The Tar Heels should be able to pound the glass and score easy buckets.

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