Sweet Sixteen: North Carolina Faces a Tough Butler Squad
UNC Looks to Avoid Another Bad Game Against Butler
The fans at FedExForum will see the Butler Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels battle in their Sweet Sixteen matchup in the NCAA Tournament on Friday. North Carolina barely escaped against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second round. They had to score the last 12 points in the game to put the Razorbacks away.
Oddsmakers opened the Tar Heels as -7-point favorites versus the Bulldogs, while the game’s total opened at 152.5. The point-spread has stayed at UNC as a 7-point favorite, but the total has been bet up to 155.
North Carolina was a 72-65 winner in their NCAA Round of 32 against the Arkansas Razorbacks. They failed to cover the -11.5-point spread as favorites. Roy Williams has led a team to the Sweet 16 for the 18th time in his Hall of Fame career. He has nine trips with Kansas and nine with North Carolina. This is the third season in a row that UNC has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.
Butler was a 74-65 winner in their NCAA Tournament 2nd round matchup against The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. They covered the -2.5-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs hold opponents to 68.2 points per game.
Sweet Sixteen Betting Trends
Team record: 25-8 SU,20-13 ATS
Butler is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Butler is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler’s last 5 games
Team record: 29-7 SU,19-16-1 ATS
North Carolina is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina’s last 9 games
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