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North Carolina vs Wagner Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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North Carolina vs Wagner Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

A first-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the No. 1-seed North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7) hit the court against the No. 16 seed Wagner Seahawks (17-15) on Thursday at Spectrum Center. The contest begins at 2:45 PM ET, on CBS.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

North Carolina vs. Wagner Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Game Time: 2:45 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

North Carolina vs. Wagner Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: North Carolina win (93.4%)

Before making a wager on Thursday's North Carolina-Wagner spread (North Carolina -24.5) or over/under (132.5 points), check out the betting insights and trends below.

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North Carolina vs. Wagner: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • North Carolina has compiled a 19-15-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Wagner has put together a 14-15-0 record against the spread this year.
  • The Tar Heels have covered the spread in a lower percentage of their home games than away games. They have covered eight times in 15 games at home, and they've covered seven times in 10 games on the road.
  • The Seahawks have performed better against the spread away (9-10-0) than at home (4-5-0) this season.

North Carolina vs. Wagner: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • North Carolina has come away with 22 wins in the 26 contests it has been listed as the moneyline favorite in this season.
  • The Tar Heels have yet to play a game this season with better moneyline odds than -20000.
  • Wagner has been the underdog on the moneyline 17 total times this season. Wagner has finished 8-9 in those games.
  • The Seahawks have not yet played a game with moneyline odds of +3500 or longer.
  • North Carolina has an implied victory probability of 99.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.

North Carolina vs. Wagner Head-to-Head Comparison

  • North Carolina is outscoring opponents by 11.3 points per game with a +382 scoring differential overall. It puts up 81.5 points per game (22nd in college basketball) and gives up 70.2 per outing (119th in college basketball).
  • RJ Davis leads North Carolina, scoring 21.4 points per game (11th in college basketball).
  • Wagner outscores opponents by 1.5 points per game (posting 63.8 points per game, 353rd in college basketball, and conceding 62.3 per outing, seventh in college basketball) and has a +48 scoring differential.
  • Melvin Council Jr.'s team-leading 14.8 points per game rank him 298th in the country.
  • The Tar Heels win the rebound battle by 7.3 boards on average. They record 41.1 rebounds per game, which ranks ninth in college basketball, while their opponents pull down 33.8 per contest.
  • Armando Bacot's 10.2 rebounds per game lead the Tar Heels and rank 13th in college basketball action.
  • The Seahawks rank 123rd in the country at 36.3 rebounds per game. That's 1.3 more than the 35 their opponents average.
  • Council averages 5.7 rebounds per game (411th in college basketball) to lead the Seahawks.
  • North Carolina averages 101.7 points per 100 possessions on offense (42nd in college basketball), and gives up 87.7 points per 100 possessions (45th in college basketball).
  • The Seahawks score 89.1 points per 100 possessions (308th in college basketball), while allowing 87 points per 100 possessions (32nd in college basketball).

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