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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