Tom Stryker’s Free Basketball Play March 15th


#848 NORTH CAROLINA (-7′) over Pittsburgh at 7 PM EST
The Tar Heels are locked into a pair of highly profitable conference tournament systems that hold solid marks of 58-27 ATS and 70-39 ATS and they’ll have no trouble extending the margin against the Panthers in this ACC showdown. Pittsburgh storms into this semifinal contest on a blistering 4-0 SU and ATS run, and this will be a difficult spot for head coach Jeff Capel and his crew.

According to the History Book, UNC has performed well in this series posting a strong 13-7 SU and 12-8 ATS record in the last 20 meetings. In this run checking in with confidence off a straight up win, the Tar Heels improve to an outstanding 11-4 SU and ATS. Also, as an ACC Tournament favorite priced at -5 or more, head coach Hubert Davis and his players have been tough to beat posting a golden 12-0 SU and ATS mark in their last 12 tries. Finally, when taking the floor with momentum off a SU and ATS victory, North Carolina owns a reliable 29-9 SU and 26-12 ATS mark provided its opponent checks in off three or more ATS wins. In this setting holding a team won/loss percentage of .750 or higher, Coach Davis and his troops explode to a solid 27-4 SU and 25-6 ATS.

Overachieving a bit off straight up wins over Boston College, Florida State, NC State, and Wake Forest, Pittsburgh will finally tank when it steps up in class and battles the No. 1 seed in the conference. As it stands, the Panthers are just 6-10 SU and 5-10-1 ATS in their last 16 ACC Tournament matchups including a dismal 2-7 SU and 1-7-1 ATS provided their opponent holds a team won/loss percentage of .600 or better. Additionally, when priced as an underdog of +5 or more and holding a team won/loss percentage of .365 or better, Pitt sports a stiff 9-41 SU and 18-30-2 ATS mark including just 3-23 SU and 6-19-1 ATS if their opponent is competing with three days of rest or less.

With a No. 1 seed in the Big Dance still on the table, the Tar Heels know they’ll likely need to win the ACC Tournament to have a shot at that final spot considering Connecticut, Purdue, and Houston probably own the other three. Take North Carolina. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.


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