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North Carolina vs. UCLA NCAA Basketball Preview, Sweet Sixteen Predictions and Game Analysis (Friday, March 25th, 2022)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. UCLA Bruins

The college basketball sweet 16 round has already begun and some of the best teams have progressed to the next round. One such entertaining game will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the North Carolina Tar Heels take on the UCLA Bruins. The Tar Heels finished second in the Atlantic Coast Conference and pushed their ticket to this round after defeating the mighty Baylor Bears. The Bruins took out the Saint Mary’s Gaels to make it this far and they finished second on their table.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Information

Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Time: 9:39 PM ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage: CBS

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. UCLA Bruins Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
North Carolina +3 (-110) 142.5 o (-115) +140
UCLA -3 (-110) 142.5 u (-105) -160
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North Carolina Tar Heels vs. UCLA Bruins CashBet Wagering Analysis

The North Carolina Tar Heels came off their biggest victories against the Baylor Bears in their second-round (93-86). The Tar Heels were also one of the few teams that defeated the Duke Blue Devils this season. Yet, the odds are slanting towards the Bruins to win this game after their incredible performance this entire season.

Tar Heels to Fall with Their Weak Defense

The eighth-seeded Tar Heels are not too strong with their defense giving up 72 points per game. From the offensive end, they are averaging 78.5 points and are closing in with 41 boards. Armando Bacot is the lead scorer with 16.5 points and 12.5 boards. Caleb Love is the other notable player with 15.3 points and 3.5 assists. The Tar Heels need to bring a balance against UCLA’s tough defensive squad.  

UCLA to Dominate the Tar Heels

The Bruins are sure to dominate the Tar Heels with their powerful defensive gameplay. The fourth-seeded Bruins are averaging at 75.7 points per game and are giving up only 64.2. From the rebounding department, they are lagging a little with 40.4 boards. Johnny Juzag is the lead scorer with 17.1 points. Myles Johnson is the other notable player with 6.8 boards and nine assists per game.  

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. UCLA Bruins Against the Spread

North Carolina are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. The total has gone OVER in 11 of North Carolina’s last 15 games. North Carolina is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games. Tar Heels are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against UCLA. North Carolina is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against UCLA.”

UCLA is 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of UCLA’s last 8 games. UCLA is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games. Bruins are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games this season. UCLA is 0-9 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. UCLA Bruins CashBet Free Pick

Both teams have an incredible performance rate, but the odds are in favor of the Bruins to win and cover. The March Madness Sweet 16 picks are intact for the Bruins to take out the Tar Heels with the help of their defense.

North Carolina vs. UCLA CashBet Best Bet:

UCLA Bruins.

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