The North Carolina Tar Heels will look to continue their series dominance over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish when they meet in ACC action on Wednesday night. The Tar Heels (10-3, 2-0), who are 5-3 at South Bend, Ind., have won nine of the last 10 meetings with Notre Dame, including the last two. North Carolina holds a 27-8 edge in the all-time series. The Fighting Irish (7-5, 1-1), who have won three straight and four of five, evened their conference record with a 68-67 win at Pittsburgh last Tuesday.
The game from the Joyce Center in South Bend, Ind., is scheduled to tip off at 9 p.m. ET. North Carolina is averaging 79.5 points per game, while Notre Dame averages 70.1. The Tar Heels are two-point favorites in the latest North Carolina vs. Notre Dame odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is set at 144.5. Before making any Notre Dame vs. North Carolina picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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- North Carolina vs. Notre Dame spread: UNC -2
- North Carolina vs. Notre Dame over-under: 144.5 points
- North Carolina vs. Notre Dame money line: UNC -135, Notre Dame +115
- UNC: The Tar Heels are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a winning straight-up record
- ND: The over is 4-0 in the Fighting Irish’s last four Wednesday games
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Why North Carolina can cover
Sophomore guard RJ Davis has been playing well of late and is averaging 13.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and nearly one steal per game. He is among the best 3-point shooters on the team, connecting on 49.2 percent of his field goals, including a blistering 45.8 percent from 3-point range. Davis has reached double-figure scoring in three consecutive games and nine total, including two 20-plus point performances. He had a 26-point effort against Brown on Nov. 12, and is coming off a 17-point game in a 91-65 win at Boston College on Sunday.
Graduate transfer forward Brady Manek, who played his first four seasons at Oklahoma, is one of five Tar Heels averaging double-figure scoring at 12.7 points per game. He is also averaging 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists and is also connecting on 50.4 percent of his field goals. In seven semesters at Oklahoma, Manek became the Sooners’ 14th-leading scorer all-time and has 257 career 3-pointers — only two other Tar Heels have more. Manek, who has played in 135 collegiate games, leads North Carolina with 63 3-point attempts.
Why Notre Dame can cover
The Fighting Irish are led by junior guard Dane Goodwin, who has reached double-digit scoring in all 12 games this season. He reached 20 points for the first time in 2021-22, leading the Irish with 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range, in the win over Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Dec. 22. He became the 66th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points in a win over Western Michigan on Dec. 20. For the season, Goodwin is averaging 14.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists, as well as connecting on 48.5 percent of his field goals.
Freshman guard Blake Wesley has also been impressive, averaging 13.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists. He has reached double-figure scoring in each of Notre Dame’s last nine games. He scored a season-high 24 points at Illinois on Nov. 29 during the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
How to make Notre Dame vs. North Carolina picks
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