North Carolina secured the No. 8 seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament and is about to face No. 9 seed Wisconsin on Thursday, March 19. This is one of the many must-watch matches of the Round of 64, which is why the NitroBetting news team took the liberty of sharing a detailed preview for North Carolina vs. Wisconsin, covering all important points of the game.
If you’re looking to place bets on this exciting match-up, we provide you with the tools you need to find the winning bet. Not only does the NCAA Tournament offer edge-of-your-seat action and future basketball starts, but it also presents multiple betting opportunities in every game.
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Wisconsin vs. North Carolina Game Information
- When: Friday, March 19, 2021, 7:10 PM ET
- Where: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Indiana
- TV: CBS
- Radio: CBS Sports Radio
- Live Stream: March Madness Live
- March Madness Betting Odds: North Carolina -116 / -1.5 (-105) / Under 139.5 (-105)
Why Bet on the Wisconsin Badgers?
The Badgers entered the 2020-21 season with high hopes of going far into the tournament but failed to meet expectations in the Big Ten. Just like their upcoming opponent, Wisconsin had difficulty holding onto winning streaks until recent.
Nevertheless, the Badgers were able to rank as high as fourth leading to the NCAA Tournament and this NCAAB: Wisconsin vs. North Carolina preview. Wisconsin is a defense-focused team, as it is 13th in adjusted defensive efficiency this season. This makes up for the team’s inconsistent 3-point shooting despite recording a high volume of shots beyond the arc.
The Badgers have D’Mitrik Trice at the helm, averaging 14 points per game and 3.9 assists. He complements Micah Potter’s style of play, who is the team’s go-to big man and puts up an average of 6 rebounds per game and 12.5 points.
Why Bet on the North Carolina Tar Heels?
North Carolina is known to be a ferocious team in college basketball, but this is a different year for the Tar Heels. The team did not meet ranking expectations this year after finishing the regular season in the middle of the table. It was a series of ups and downs for the Tar Heels, suffering losses to lower-ranking teams and winning against high-ranking teams. Eventually, the late wins worked to their favor ahead of the NCAA Tournament.
Despite not having a pure scorer, North Carolina utilizes its big men, Armando Bacot, Garrison Brooks, and Day’Ron Sharpe. The lack of a proactive guard is compensated by robust post plays which earned them the best boards in college basketball today, making this NCAAB: North Carolina vs. Wisconsin preview more interesting than it already is.
Wisconsin vs. North Carolina Betting Trends
- North Carolina won 3 of its last 5 games.
- North Carolina is 3-2 against the spread in its last 5 games.
- The totals have gone under 6 times in North Carolina’s last 10 games.
- Wisconsin is 3-7 against the spread in its last 10 games.
- Wisconsin is 3-7 in its last 10 games.
- The totals have gone over 4 times in Wisconsin’s last 5 games.
Wisconsin vs. North Carolina Expert Betting Prediction
North Carolina is looking good after winning three of their last four games, suffering their only loss against Florida State in the ACC Tournament. Meanwhile, Wisconsin is coming off an underwhelming end to the regular season, claiming only one win in its last six games. More than that, the Badgers cut it close in the Big Ten Tournament, ending their game against Penn State with a 1-point lead.
The Badgers are a seasoned team, but still have some work to do leading up to the crucial stages of the tournament. Wisconsin can utilize their size this coming Thursday, while North Carolina takes the speedy route by executing fast plays from the get-go. Ultimately, it’s a challenge to separate both teams with almost nothing between them.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.