Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Crimson Tide and Tar Heels. The game is starting at 9:39 ET on CBS, and it’s hosted by the Tar Heels at Arena in Los Angeles, CA. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this non-conference game currently have North Carolina as the -4.5 favorite, with the over/under line sitting at 173.5 points.


The Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels -4.5

This game will be played at Arena at 9:39 ET on Thursday, March 28th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 79-66 in favor of the Tar Heels.
  • Not only will North Carolina pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 173.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Alabama Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

Alabama comes into their 35th game of the season with a 23-11 overall record. In away games, the Crimson Tide are 7-8, while at home they have a 16-4 record. Thus far, Alabama has been successful against the spread, boasting a record above .500 at 19-16. In their last ten games this season, Alabama has gone 2-3 vs. the spread.

Alabama’s games have, on average, featured 172.2 points per game leading to an over/under record of 26-9-0. Their average over/under line is currently 164.1 points so far. The Crimson Tide have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 175 points per game.

The Alabama offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Grand Canyon. Overall their field goal percentage was 36.9% while connecting on 8 threes. Mark Sears led the scoring for the Crimson Tide, contributing 26 points. Additionally, Rylan Griffen chipped in with 13 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Alabama defense is giving up an average of 81.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Grand Canyon, the Antelopes finished with a field goal percentage of 36% and a total of 61 points vs. Alabama.

Will North Carolina Make it Happen at Home?

After participating in 36 games, North Carolina comes in with a 29-7 overall record. They have a 9-4 record on the road this season and a 21-3 record overall. As of today’s game, North Carolina holds a 21-16 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

North Carolina comes in with an over/under record of 19-18-0 through 36 games, with their games averaging a combined 151.4 points per game so far. Looking at the Tar Heels’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 with their games averaging 154 points per game.

In their previous game, the Tar Heels’ offense finished with 85 points, which is right in line with their current average of 81.5 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is RJ Davis, who holds an average of 21.4 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Armando Bacot is averaging 14.1 points per game this season.

The Tar Heels’ defense is presently ranked 112nd nationally, allowing an average of 69.8 points per contest. So far, the North Carolina defense is giving up an average of 7.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.9 times per game (401st).