North Carolina is the #1 seed in the South and they will open up with the #16 seed the Radford Highlanders. Let’s take a look at this March Madness Odds matchup.
March Madness odds list the Tar Heels as 26.5 point favorites on Thursday against Radford. North Carolina was 28-4 on the season straight up but they were a very poor 11-19 against the spread. Radford finished the season at 21-11 and they were 1-0 in their only lined game this season. While the Tar Heels should definitely defeat Radford, covering the big March Madness betting odds is another story. Radford is not without talent and they have a big front line that could give North Carolina trouble. "In some ways, our team is built more for playing outside our conference than it is for playing in our conference," Radford head coach Brad Greenburg said. Center Artsiom Parakhouski is 6’11” and he can score, rebound and block shots. He was the Big South Conference Player of the Year. March Madness odds information shows that Radford also has 6-8 forward Joey Lynch-Flohr, who averaged almost 14 points per game.
North Carolina does have the home court advantage since this game is being played in Greensboro, just a short distance form the Tar Heels campus. North Carolina is a big favorite in March Madness odds not just against Radford but overall. North Carolina is expected to make the Final Four and they are given the best chance in March Madness betting odds to win. March Madness odds information tells us that the Tar Heels have ACC Player of the Year Ty Lawson and last year’s All-American Tyler Hansbrough. North Carolina also has talented players like Danny Green, Wayne Ellington, and Deon Thompson.
March Madness betting information shows that The Tar Heels are ranked third in the RPI. They are second in the country in points per game with 91 and assists with 18.7 as March Madness odds numbers show. The Tar Heels are 4-1 against the March Madness betting line in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games as March Madness odds stats indicate. Tar Heels are 4-1 against the March Madness odds in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite. The Tar Heels are 40-18 against the spread as March Madness odds tell us in their last 58 non-conference games. The Tar Heels are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games overall as March Madness odds information indicates.
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