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College Basketball North Carolina Tar Heels vs Butler Bulldogs Start Time, Betting Odds

The North Carolina Tar Heels are taking on the Butler Bulldogs in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament tonight. The game is scheduled for a 7:09 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on CBS. The college basketball odds for the game have the Tar Heels favored by a comfortable margin.

College Basketball Odds
North Carolina -7
Total: 153 points

North Carolina might be the best team remaining in the NCAA Tournament, but it’s going to take a solid effort tonight to beat Butler. Like Arizona on Thursday night, the Tar Heels are a comfortable favorite to advance in the tournament, but North Carolina needs to avoid falling like the Wildcats did.

Butler has picked up wins over double-digit seeds Winthrop and Middle Tennessee State in their two games. The scores were very similar (76-64 and 74-65) and close enough that the Bulldogs are battle tested, but clearly North Carolina is going to be the best team they have played in a while. Arkansas pushed the Tar Heels in the second round, Carolina shot just 38 percent and turned it over 17 times in that game, but found a way to win.

It seems every game this tournament has been close and Butler is good enough to keep this one close as well.

Free Pick: Butler and the points

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