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UCLA and North Carolina in Sweet 16 Blue Blood Betting Matchup

2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sweet Sixteen UCLA Bruins vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Information

To summarize, the UCLA Bruins have won 11 national championships.  The Bruins have made the March Madness betting Final Four 19 times.  They won seven consecutive national titles from 1967 through 1973.  Thus, the problem for UCLA is that the Bruins won ten of those 11 national championships under the late Hall of Famer John Wooden.  Since Wooden’s final title in 1975, UCLA has had one national championship.  Concurrently, head coach Mick Cronin is quickly changing the narrative.  In 2021, UCLA made the Final Four to light up college basketball’s ultimate marquee.

2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Sweet Sixteen

UCLA Bruins vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Information

Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Time: 7:09 pm ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage: CBS

UCLA vs. North Carolina Betting Odds

North Carolina +2½ ( -110 ) 141½ ( -110 ) +120
UCLA -2½ ( -110 ) 141½ ( -110 ) -140
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UCLA Bruins vs. North Carolina Tar Heels CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, we get two historic thoroughbreds of the sport.  The UCLA Bruins and North Carolina Tar Heels are best sportsbook online icons when it comes to college basketball tradition.  North Carolina has eight national championships and 20 Final Four appearances.  Of course, the GOAT of basketball, Michael Jordan, played his college ball for the Tar Heels.

Carolina Blue Goes Green

The North Carolina Tar Heels have a 2022 March Madness betting record of 26-9 straight up, 18-16-1 against the spread, and 21-13-1 over/under the total.  Overall, UNC has national metrics of 28th for scoring offense, 14th for offensive rebounds, 279th for points allowed, and 65th for defensive rebounds.  Forward Armando Bacot is averaging 16.6 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.

Last time out for North Carolina was a 93-86 overtime win over the Baylor Bears as 5.5-point favorites.  The game went over the total of 149.  Previously in the first round, the Tar Heels dominated the Marquette Golden Eagles 95-63 as 4-point favorites.  The game cleared the total of 153.5.  North Carolina has covered six of its last seven games.  And then five of the Tar Heels’ most recent seven games cleared the total.

Of course, rookie head coach Hubert Davis played his college ball for the Tar Heels.  And he was an assistant for UNC from 2012-21 under the legendary Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams.  Now Davis faces the pressure and challenge of replacing Williams.  Davis could not put a consistent team on the court in the regular season.  In turn, the postseason has been everything that Tar Heel fans could hope for.

Bruins Rekindle Passion and Tradition

The UCLA Bruins have a bet on NCAA basketball record of 27-7 straight up, 18-15-1 against the spread, and 17-17 over/under the total.  Correlate the Bruins have national metrics of 51st for scoring offense, 65th for offensive rebounds, 45th for points allowed, and 118th for defensive rebounds.

Last game for UCLA was a 72-56 win over Saint Mary’s as 2.5-point favorites.  The matchup cleared a total of 126.  UCLA beat the Akron Zips 57-53 as 13.5-point favorites in the first round.  Also, the game stayed under the total of 128.  UCLA has paid in five of its last eight games, with six of those eight games clearing the total.  Guard Johnny Guzang is averaging 16.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.

Mick Cronin was not the first choice of UCLA when he was hired for the 2019-20 season.  However, he is proving to be the right selection.  Last year he produced the first Final Four at UCLA in 13 seasons.  Cronin impressed all immediately by winning the Pac-12 Coach of the Year award in 2020.  

UCLA Bruins vs. North Carolina Tar Heels CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, there will be plenty of 2022 March Madness Betting activity on both sides.  Each team is playing its best basketball of the season.  Thus, taking the points offers the most wagering value.

UCLA vs. North Carolina CashBet Best Bet: 

North Carolina Tar Heels


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