north carolina vs indiana sweet 16 betting preview

Free Indiana vs North Carolina March Madness Betting Pick

Written by on March 22, 2016

The final game on Friday will feature two of the top programs in all of college basketball. The 5th seeded Indiana Hoosiers will take on the top seeded North Carolina Tar Heels in Philadelphia. The Hoosiers have wins over Chattanooga and Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. The Hoosiers are 27-7 on the season, and were the winners of the Big Ten regular season title. For North Carolina, they took down Florida Gulf Coast and then Providence. The Tar Heels come into the game with a 30-6 record and slightly better betting odds for the Sweet 16. The winner of this game takes on the winner of Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

Free Indiana vs North Carolina March Madness Betting Pick and TV Info

When: Friday, March 25 at 9:57 PM ESTWhere: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaTV: TBSNCAAB Odds: UNC -5.5

Why Bet on North Carolina

Roy Williams and the North Carolina Tar Heels have one final goal for the season. That goal is to cut down the nets in Houston, as the national champion. The Tar Heels would like to do what their rival did last season – win a national title. The Tar Heels, along with Kansas are favorites to get to the title game. North Carolina is anchored by their high powered offense. Brice Johnson is leading the Tar Heels in scoring, with 16.6 points per game. Marcus Paige is also having a great season for the Tar Heels, with more than 12 points per game, and 3.7 assists. North Carolina was the regular season and tournament champion out of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Why Bet on Indiana

The Indiana Hoosiers have had a season many did not expect. The Hoosiers were not highly regarded in the Big Ten before the season started. Indiana is seeking it’s 28th win in 36 games this season. The Hoosiers have won 7 out of their last 8, and that loss was their first Big Ten tournament game – as the top seed. Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell is putting together a remarkable season; with 17 points per game, and 5.5 assists per game. The Hoosiers wrapped up the season ranked 14th in the final Associated Press poll.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Unfortunately for Tom Crean and his Indiana Hoosiers, following their big win over Kentucky, the strike is about to strike midnight on the Big Ten champions. Indiana is a talented team, but no team in the country is as talented as the Tar Heels. North Carolina will need to remain in a major funk to lose in this game. Look for Brice Johnson to have a big game inside for North Carolina in this game. The final bet for Friday night is the North Carolina Tar Heels -5.5 over the Indiana Hoosiers. Our final score prediction is North Carolina 83 and Indiana 72.