Lipscomb vs. North Carolina Basketball Odds & Picks – March 16th, 2018
Posted by: Mike Davis
This week’s NCAA basketball betting action continues this Friday with an intriguing Lipscomb vs. North Carolina basketball matchup. After a highly successful season, the Tar Heels were able to snag the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. On the other hand, Lipscomb made a very convincing case for themselves by winning the Atlantic Sun Tournament this season. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout Friday’s basketball teaser odds are predicting.
Lipscomb vs. North Carolina Basketball – West Region – 1st Rd.
When: Friday, March 16th || 1:45 pm ET
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Stream: CBS Sports
NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:
In his 5th season at the helm, Casey Alexander is eager to get his first crack at the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, he’s going up against one of the most dominant programs in collegiate basketball. To get here, the Bisons turned in a 23-9 record. On top of that, Lipscomb posted a 10-4 record in conference. While they didn’t finish 1st in the A-Sun rankings, they were able to win the conference tournament.
It should be mentioned that the Bisons have one player averaging 22.1 points per game, Garrison Matthews. However, when Matthews was put to the test, he was twice unable to lead his team to a win over a nationally ranked opponent. Second in points for Lipscomb is Rob Marberry, who is averaging 16.0 points per game. After that, the Bisons don’t have a single player averaging double-digits. With so few scoring options, it’s hard to imagine the Bisons outscoring North Carolina.
North Carolina Tar Heels
Roy Williams is excited to earn the No. 2 seed in his 15th season with the Tar Heels. Williams has 3 National Title to his name, so there’s no question he has what it takes to get this team in shape. Luckily for Williams, UNC comes in with a heap of talent on their roster. First up is Luke Maye who is averaging 17.2 points per game. Second in points is Joel Berry II, who is putting up 17.1 points for the Tar Heels. Third in points for UNC is Cameron Johnson and his 12.7 ppg average. If that weren’t enough, the Tar Heels have 2 other players putting up double-digits. Having said that, it’s pretty clear UNC has this game in the bag.
Lipscomb vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Predictions
Lipscomb vs. North Carolina Basketball Picks
No one actually believes UNC will come up short in this game. Testament to that are the steep NCAA basketball betting odds the Tar Heels are facing. Obviously there’s not much value in taking a massive favorite straight up. However, given how dominant the Bisons’ are scoring wise, taking Lipscomb against the spread seems like the best option. Sign up now to make this First Round betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 86-80 North Carolina. The Bisons manage to keep up with the Tar Heels but fall short in the end. The TOTAL will be over and UNC will fail to cover that massive sportsbook betting spread.