It’s peak season time in college basketball and North Carolina vs Notre Dame is our top pick of the day. The North Carolina Tar Heels are on the road to face Notre Dame Fighting Irish, hoping to snap a five-game losing run that has left them at the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference standings. They will be buoyed to face a Notre Dame side that is also struggling to find their feet in the ACC, sitting in eighth place.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming into the match battered after losing their previous two games that snapped a five-game winning streak earlier in the month. With 6-8 record for the season, they are closer to the bottom than they are to the top seed of the conference tournament.
North Carolina vs Notre Dame College Basketball Predictions
Notre Dame has the motivation to win the match with the opportunity to move toward .500 within their grasp. They will also relish the chance to play on home court against a weak North Carolina team that can’t seem to buy a win. Here are some of the positives that both sides come into the matchup with:
On home court, Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been dominant, with a 12-3 record all season. It has been all thanks to a strong defense that only allows an average of 68.6 points per game. Even though this defensive display was missing against Duke and Georgia, they will fancy their chances against North Carolina.
On the offensive end, there’s too much inconsistency in the team and players where the points will come from. They are too reliant on their three-point shooting and at 34 percent on long-range shooting, that isn’t good enough.
It is hard to watch an institution such as North Carolina Tar Heels experience such a bad run of results in NCAA sports. With such a rich history in college basketball, you can only hope that this is only a blimp in their tale of the team. They were brushed off the court by Florida State, and Wake Forest while falling short of beating Boston College, Duke, and Virginia in their last five games.
The Tar Heels showed their fighting spirit against Virginia, which suggests that Notre Dame won’t have an easy game. Garrison Brooks, who got 20 points with five rebounds and four assists last time out, will need a perfect game to lead the team to victory.
NCAAB Moneyline Bets
Our college basketball picks from our expert tipster indicate that the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Fighting Irish will struggle, which will further lengthen their stay at the bottom. The Fighting Irish will get back on the winning streak with this game and strengthen their claim towards top seed.
Date & Time: Monday February 17, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
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