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College Basketball Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 3, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

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    The North Carolina Tar Heels are 1-3 against the spread as home favorites of 9.5 to 12 points this season, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Monday, as they prepare to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

    Sports bettors will find that the Tar Heels are 11-point favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 144.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Atlantic Coast Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have failed to cover the number in their last four games, including a 85-81 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers as 3.5-point home underdogs last Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Fighting Irish are 2-1 against the spread as road underdogs of 9.5 to 12 points this season.

North Carolina Tar Heels

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    The North Carolina Tar Heels have won 11 games in a row, including a 60-56 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies as 10.5-point road favorites last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Tar Heels are 12-5 straight up and 8-9 against the spread in March.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as one of their college basketball picks, as the North Carolina Tar Heels may get caught looking ahead to their next game against the Duke Blue Devils.

    Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +11

     

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