North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Wisconsin Badgers NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 19, 2021

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The No. 8 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (18-10) are favored (-1.5) to defeat the No. 9 seed Wisconsin Badgers (17-12) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at Mackey Arena. The matchup tips off at 7:10 PM ET on CBS. Here are some insights into this South Region contest for those filling out their brackets.

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North Carolina vs Wisconsin Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
North Carolina -1.5 -112 -108 137 -113 -107 -125 103

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Point Total Insights

  • North Carolina has combined with its opponents to score over Friday's total, 137, in 71.4% of its 28 games this season.
  • 11 Wisconsin games this season featured a total above Friday's set total of 137 (37.9%).
  • These two squads combine to surrender 133.7 points per game, 3.3 fewer than this contest's over/under.
  • The 75.7 points per game the Tar Heels record are 11.4 more points than the Badgers give up (64.3).
  • The Badgers put up only 0.2 more points per game (69.6) than the Tar Heels allow their opponents to score (69.4).
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    North Carolina Betting Data

  • The Tar Heels have been solid against the spread this season, earning a 13-12 record.
  • The Tar Heels have posted an even record of 8-8 against the spread when the spread is -1.5 or higher.
  • The Tar Heels have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 0 of 25 contests this season, a rate of 0%
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    North Carolina Leaders

    Tar Heels Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Armando Bacot 18 12.1 8.3 0.8 0.5 1.1 0.0
    Garrison Brooks 17 10.8 6.6 1.2 0.8 0.6 0.1
    Rechon 'Leaky' Black 9 5.6 6.6 2.1 1.3 0.7 0.2
    Andrew Platek 18 4.2 1.4 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.7
    Anthony Harris 10 2.6 1.2 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.3

    Wisconsin Betting Data

  • Wisconsin has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 17-10-1 ATS.
  • The Badgers have not fared well as a 1.5-point underdog going 7-9-1 against the spread.
  • In 1 out of Badgers 28 games this year (3.6%), the teams have combined to hit the over.
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    Wisconsin Leaders

    Badgers Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Micah Potter 19 13.1 5.6 1.1 0.6 0.5 1.1
    D'Mitrik Trice 19 12.7 3.2 4.4 0.8 0.1 1.8
    Brad Davison 19 10.1 3.5 2.1 1.3 0.0 1.9
    Aleem Ford 19 9.2 3.8 1.0 0.6 0.7 1.7
    Nate Reuvers 19 8.5 3.2 0.9 0.3 1.4 0.7
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