|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAABLet's take a look at the NCAA Tournament Final Four game between the No. 10 Syracuse Orange and the No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels. The game at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, is scheduled to tip off at 8:45 PM ET, on Saturday, April 2. Currently, UNC is a big favorite to win this game.
The Orange are 23-13 SU and 20-15 ATS so far this season. Eighteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other seventeen all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 68-62 win over the Virginia Cavaliers, where they won against the spread as 8 point underdogs. The total went OVER the 122 ½ point line set by sports betting companies for that matchup.
The Tar Heels are 32-6 SU and 19-18-1 ATS overall this year. Twenty of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other eighteen all going UNDER. They are coming off of an 88-74 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, where they covered the spread as -9 ½ point favorites. The total went OVER the 153 ½ point line set by sportsbook oddsmakers in that game.
Syracuse is 4-0 ATS coming off of a SU win, and 4-0 ATS in the NCAA tournament lately. They are 4-0 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 5-0 ATS against teams with a winning record overall. They are 4-1 ATS against ACC teams, and 15-35-2 ATS when playing on Saturday.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 games against the ACC, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games in the NCAA tournament. The total has gone OVER in 12 of their last 17 at a neutral site, and UNDER in 9 of their last 13 games on Saturday.
North Carolina is 5-0 ATS against the ACC, and 7-1 ATS coming off of a SU win. They are 5-1 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise, and 4-1 ATS when playing on Saturday. They are 15-5-1 ATS playing at a neutral site.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 games in the NCAA tournament, and UNDER in 13 of their last 18 games against ACC teams. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 coming off of a win against the spread, and OVER in 23 of their last 33 games at a neutral site.
Between these teams, Syracuse is 3-1-1 ATS lately.
They last met on February 29, 2016, when North Carolina won 75-70, but Syracuse covered the spread as 13 point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 146 ½ point line set by NCAA basketball betting experts in that matchup.
For Saturday's Final Four game, the betting odds list the UNC Tar Heels as -9 point favorites. The over/under is set at 146 points. On the moneyline, Syracuse is a +375, with North Carolina listed as -470.