NCAA Basketball Betting Matchup: Butler Bulldogs vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

NCAA Basketball Betting Matchup: Butler Bulldogs vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
Date/Time: Friday, March 24 – 7:09 PM ET
Site: FedEx forum – Memphis
TV Coverage: CBS

NCAA Basketball Betting Odds at BetAnySports

Pointspread: North Carolina -7.5
Total: 153 points

The North Carolina Tar Heels bring a lot of talent to the table, and they also have experience, as they go all-out for an opportunity to win the national title that so narrowly eluded them last season. The Butler Bulldogs’ program knows what it’s like to get to the national championship game and lose it, because they did it two years in a row. These teams will clash in the Sweet 16 on Friday at 7:09 PM ET, and while CBS is televising it, BetAnySports customers, who already get great Asian casino action with three no-download options, and get to deposit with Bitcoin to boot, can place wagers while the game is in progress with the help of Live Betting Ultra.

NCAA Basketball Betting Matchup: Butler Bulldogs vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

Butler got to this point with victories over Winthrop and Middle Tennessee, so if you’re a casual observer, you might say they haven’t been tested yet. But the truth is, Butler is loaded down with credentials, having beaten Villanova twice, Xavier (which is now in the Elite 8) twice, along with Arizona, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and many others who are in this tournament field. So do not sell this team short. They are 25-8 straight-up on the season, with a 19-12 record against the points.

North Carolina, which lost in the ACC title game, turned on the defense in the late going against Arkansas last weekend, holding the Razorbacks to just 10 points over the last 10 minutes to come out with a 72-65 victory. But they committed 17 turnovers in the game. One thing they do better than anyone in the nation is hit the offensive glass; they are #1 in the nation in that category, and had 18 offensive rebounds against Arkansas. They offer a lot of impressive size up front, including 6-10 Kennedy Meeks, 6-9 Isaiah Hicks, 6-8 Justin Jackson and 6-11 freshman Tony Bradley, who comes off the bench.

However, BetAnySports patrons may want to keep an eye on point guard Joel Berry, who has made only three field goals in 21 attempts in the first two games of this tournament, while being hampered by an ankle injury. North Carolina is not necessarily a team that depends on three-pointers all that much, and they are outside the top 100 in terms of accuracy. But Berry does provide a threat from downtown, as he makes 40% of his attempts.

Over on the Butler side, they get a boost on offense when Kelan Martin comes off the bench. The 6-7 forward has averaged almost 17 points a game since he was placed in that role, and a lot of the credit has to go to head coach Chris Holtmann. Butler is a team that doesn’t beat itself very much; their turnover rate on offense is 10th-best in the nation, and they are 289th in Adjusted Tempo, which means that they will do whatever they can to slow North Carolina down, on both ends of the floor. They also have a pretty good defensive stopper in Kethan Savage, who held Giddy Potts, a top scoring guard from Middle Tennessee, to 0-8 from the field in the previous round.

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