Against The Spread Pick
The Tar Heels travel to face the Fighting Irish at Purcell Pavilion in a tough ACC battle at Notre Dame. North Carolina has had a terrible season thus far and their current five-game losing streak has just complicated their season even more. Notre Dame has had far better luck, but it still isn’t their best season either. The Tar Heels are 7-0 in the last seven head-to-head meetings. The Irish have performed at a high level against the spread however, as they are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games. North Carolina was able to cover 9.5 points in the first meeting this season, but that was back in November. This time around it will be a little more difficult, especially on the road. Notre Dame only lost by one-point when they last met in South Bend. Taking the Irish to cover four points is the right play.
Over Under Pick
North Carolina has been able to score 75 points or more in each of the last three head-to-head meetings against Notre Dame. The Irish haven’t quite been able to keep up as they have scored less than 70 points in the same span. The first meeting this season resulted in a 141-point total. That isn’t enough for this match-up as the total is 147.5 for their clash in South Bend. Even with both teams averaging over 70 points, it likely won’t be enough to reach 148 total points. Take the under.