Gonzaga vs. North Carolina Sweet 16 March Madness Odds

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

March Madness odds favor North Carolina in their Sweet Sixteen matchup against Gonzaga on Friday.

The Tar Heels are 8.5 point favorites in March Madness betting against the Zags.

March Madness odds stats tell us that Gonzaga is 28-5 straight up and 15-15 against the spread.  The Tar Heels are 30-4 straight up but a very poor 13-19 against the pointspread.  North Carolina has not been tested so far in the NCAA Tournament as they rolled over Radford in Sweet Sixteen odds and then dispatched of LSU.  The key for North Carolina is the health of point guard Ty Lawson.  When he plays well they are a national championship team.  If he struggles they can be beaten.  Lawson and Wayne Ellington had big games against LSU.  North Carolina will need Tyler Hansbrough to pick up his game if they are to reach the Final Four.

Gonzaga may be a big underdog in March Madness odds against the Tar Heels but they are hot.  They survived a hot shooting Western Kentucky team as Demetri Goodson hit the wining shot with just a second left as the Zags got the win.  Gonzaga is led by guards Matt Bouldin and Jeremy Pargo and forward Josh Heytvelt. Although these three players are important it could be the play of Austin Daye which decides whether or not Gonzaga can pull off the upset in Sweet 16 odds.

March Madness betting stats show that the Bulldogs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. the ACC. The Bulldogs are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games as an underdog. The Bulldogs are 0-4 against the Sweet 16 odds in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games.

March Madness betting stats tell us that the Tar Heels are 6-1 against the March Madness odds in their last 7 NCAA Tournament games. March Madness betting odds stats show that the Tar Heels are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games as a favorite. The Tar Heels are 36-15 ATS in their last 51 non-conference games.

Looking at the March Madness betting total we see that the Over is 6-1 in the Bulldogs last 7 March Madness odds games. The Over is 8-2 in the Bulldogs last 10 overall. The Over is 5-2 in the Bulldogs last 7 non-conference games as March Madness odds stats indicate. The Under is 4-1 in the Tar Heels last 5 March Madness odds games as a favorite. The Under is 4-1 in the Tar Heels last 5 overall.

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