Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Free Prediction 11/06/19

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The North Carolina Tar Heels welcome the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to Dean E. Smith Center to get their seasons going. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, and can be seen on ACC Network.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Odds

North Carolina made the tournament last season after a 25-4 regular season campaign that earned them a top seed in the tournament. They made it to the Sweet 16, where they were defeated by the Auburn Tigers. Meanwhile, Notre Dame did not reach the tournament following a 13-18 regular season campaign.

The Fighting Irish were 13-18 straight up (SU) and 14-17 against the spread (ATS) last season. Vegas was fairly accurate when predicting totals of Notre Dame games, with 16 unders compared to 14 overs.

The Tar Heels, on the other hand, were 25-4 SU and 17-15-4 ATS last season. Unlike Notre Dame, North Carolina games went over the projected point total 50.0 percent of the time.

It will be a showdown of opposite styles as the up-tempo Tar Heels will look to push the slower-paced Fighting Irish. Last season, the Tar Heels ranked ninth in possessions per game while the Fighting Irish were 322nd.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Odds Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – North Carolina, ATS Winner – North Carolina, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • North Carolina ranks first in rebounds per game (43.9) while Notre Dame ranks 297th in rebounds allowed per game (39.0).
  • The Tar Heels rank second in assists per game (18.8) while the Fighting Irish rank 189th (12.8).
  • Notre Dame ranks 17th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while North Carolina ranks 188th (6.8).
  • The Fighting Irish average 26.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 41st in the nation. The Tar Heels rank 314th in three pointers allowed per game (27.3).
  • Notre Dame averages 4.5 blocks per game, which ranks 35th in the country. North Carolina ranks 238th in blocks allowed per game (4.7).