NCAA Basketball Odds: NCAA – NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH vs. NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (3/27)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL — March 27

NCAA Tournament – East Final @ Philadelphia
NOTRE DAME vs NORTH CAROLINA

(America’s Bookie Line: North Carolina -9.5, Total 153.5) — North Carolina held Notre Dame to just 30% from the field and 47 points in the ACC Tournament. We don;t think that kind of thing will happen again, because there were extraneous circumstances; namely Notre Dame having come off an overtime game against Duke the day before. But look at Demetrius Jackson, who has been one of Notre Dame’s sprakplugs – he has gone six for 28 in the last two meetings. And UNC has not let any team erupt for as high as 50% accuracy in the last 27 games. Notre Dame would have to think they are dead i a track meet, so look for them to take extra time in possessions, the way Villanova did against Kansas on Saturday. And the Irish are 318th in Adjusted Tempo, according to KenPom.com, so they usually think in that direction anyway. Both of these teams have trended “under” of late (North Carolina 11 of last 15; Notre Dame eight of last 11).

PLAY BY JAY: UNDER 153.5 **

(All information is for news matter only; All games are graded on a scale of 1-4 stars. Lines are subject to change)