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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BetMGM Sep 27, 2021, 4:03 AM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
North Carolina-1.5-112-108137-113-107-125103

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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
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Armando Bacot1812.18.30.80.51.10.0
    Garrison Brooks1710.86.61.20.80.60.1
    Rechon 'Leaky' Black95.66.62.11.30.70.2
    Andrew Platek184.21.40.70.60.20.7
    Anthony Harris102.61.21.50.40.00.3

    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
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Micah Potter1913.15.61.10.60.51.1
    D'Mitrik Trice1912.73.24.40.80.11.8
    Brad Davison1910.13.52.11.30.01.9
    Aleem Ford199.23.81.00.60.71.7
    Nate Reuvers198.53.20.90.31.40.7
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