The Duel

North Carolina vs Auburn Expert Predictions

Max Staley
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After upsetting the No. 4-seed Kansas Jayhawks, the No. 5-seed Auburn Tigers will square off against the No. 1-seed North Carolina Tar Heels in the Sweet 16 on Friday, March 29. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Tar Heels are 5-point favorites in this contest.

If you're thinking of placing a wager on this Sweet 16 matchup, you might want to check out what some of the experts are saying first.

Auburn vs. North Carolina Predictions

Sports Chat Place

The staff at Sports Chat Place is going with North Carolina here, and we should note they list them as 5.5-point favorites. Sports Chat Place believes the Tar Heels are well equipped to handle the Tigers' elite 3-point shooting, which could make it tough for Auburn to score.

College Football News

Pete Fiutak, of College Football News, is also rolling with North Carolina here, predicting a final score of 85-76. Fiutak believes the Tigers can keep this game close for a while, but the Tar Heels' advantage on the glass could give them the edge.

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

Finally, ESPN is giving the Tar Heels a 66.3-percent chance at advancing to the Elite 8. The Tar Heels have been dominant all season long, so it's not hard to see why ESPN's Matchup Predictor is giving them such a clear advantage.

Overall, it's a clean sweep for North Carolina. All three experts are picking the Tar Heels to advance to the Elite 8, and two experts are picking North Carolina to cover the spread as well.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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