North Carolina and Arkansas tangle Saturday in a West Region third round game with a Sweet 16 trip on the line.
Both are pretty lucky to be here.
The No. 4 seed Tar Heels snuck by No. 12 Harvard 67-65, while the No. 5 Razorbacks edged No. 12 Wofford 56-53.
UNC opened as a 4.5-point favorite over the ‘Hogs and most sportsbooks have kept it there.
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North Carolina-Arkansas Point Spread
North Carolina … -4.5
Arkansas … +4.5
North Carolina is 19-16-1 against the spread, while Arkansas is 17-17.
Arkansas is 3-7 ATS in the past 10, North Carolina 6-4.
Straight up, both teams are 7-3 over the past 10 games.
No. 4 seeds are 7-1 straight up and ATS past 8 games vs 5 seeds.
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North Carolina-Arkansas Over-Under
Over-Under … 157
North Carolina is 20-14-1 vs. the over-under, Arkansas is 18-15.
In North Carolina’s past 10 games, the UNDER has won 6 times.
In Arkansas’ past 10, the OVER has won 6 times.
North Carolina-Arkansas Odds to Win the Tournament
North Carolina … 40/1
Arkansas … 100/1
North Carolina and Arkansas each have NCAA Tournament championships recently, well the Heels have, at least, winning in 2005 and 2009. The Razorbacks won in 1994.
Carolina has the talent and potential, but often fails to bring the “A” game each time. And that’s dangerous when playing in a one-and-done tournament.
No. 4 North Carolina vs. No. 5 Arkansas
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida
8:40 p.m. Eastern