North Carolina vs Wagner Betting March Madness 2024

North Carolina vs Wagner Betting March Madness 2024

North Carolina vs Wagner Betting March Madness 2024 prediction. Place a bet on this college basketball game now

On Thursday at Spectrum Center, the 16th-seeded Wagner Seahawks (17-15) faced the No. 1 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7) in the NCAA Tournament’s opening round. The match begins at 2:45 PM ET on CBS. Wagner is a massive 24.5-point underdog in the matchup. Here’s what you need to know before filling up your brackets for the West Region’s 1-16 clash. The point total for this matchup is 133.5.

North Carolina vs Wagner Betting Odds

Here are the North Carolina vs Wagner Betting odds:

+24.5 N/A Over 133.5
NORTH CAROLINA -24.5 N/A Under 133.5

Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Time: 2:45 PM ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Where: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Venue: Spectrum Center

North Carolina vs Wagner Betting Insights

Here are the North Carolina vs Wagner Betting insights:

North Carolina and Wagner Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

North Carolina is 1-1 against the spread in games where it was at least 24.5 points ahead this season.

These two teams average 145.3 points per game, which is 11.8 higher than the over/under of 133.5.

The two teams’ opponents average 1.0 less points per game (132.5) than the 133.5 points scored in this meeting.

North Carolina’s average total in confrontations this season has been 151.7, which is 18.2 points more than the total in this game.

The Seahawks’ average point total this season is 7.4 points below than the game’s over/under.

So far this season, the Tar Heels have gone 19-15-0 against the spread.

The Seahawks have an ATS record of 16-13-2 this season.

North Carolina Stats & Insights

North Carolina averages 81.5 points per game (22nd in college basketball) and allows 70.2 per game (119th). It boasts a +382 overall scoring differential and outperforms opponents by 11.3 points per game.

North Carolina’s 41.1 rebounds per game rank sixth in the nation, 7.3 higher than its opponents’ 33.8.

The Tar Heels average 7.9 three-pointers per game (129th in college basketball) at a 35.4% rate (104th in college basketball), while their opponents average 7 and shoot 31.4% from beyond the arc.

North Carolina averages 101.7 points per 100 possessions (42nd in college basketball), while allowing 87.7 points per 100 possessions (45th).

The Tar Heels average 87.5 points per game at home. Away from home, they average 71.8 points per game.

Wagner Stats & Insights

Wagner outscores opponents by 1.5 points per game (63.8 points per game, 353rd in college basketball, and allowing 62.3 per game, sixth in college basketball) and has a +48 scoring differential.

Wagner averages 36.3 rebounds per game (123rd in college basketball), while allowing 35 to opponents. It outrebounds its opponents by 1.3 boards per game.

Wagner averages 7.2 three-pointers per game (209th in college basketball), compared to its opponents’ 6.5. It shoots 32.6% from deep while its opponents shoot 29.5%.

Wagner is 308th in college basketball, scoring 89.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and 32nd defensively, allowing 87 points per 100 possessions.

In 2023-24, the Seahawks average seven more points per game at home (67.8) than away (60.8).

North Carolina Key Players to Watch

RJ Davis leads the Tar Heels in scoring, averaging 21.4 points per game along with 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists.

Armando Bacot leads North Carolina in rebounding, averaging 10.2 per game, and Elliot Cadeau leads the team in assists, with 4.1 per game.

Davis leads the Tar Heels in three-point shooting production, averaging 3.1 per game.

North Carolina’s steals leader is Ingram Harrison, who averages 1.4 per game, and Bacot leads the team in blocks with 1.4 a game.

Wagner Key Players to Watch

Melvin Council Jr. leads the Seahawks in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

Javier Esquerra Trelles leads Wagner in assists, with 4.4 per game.

Julian Brown leads the Seahawks in three-point shooting, averaging two per game.

Council leads the Wagner steals and blocks leaderboards, with 1.4 thefts and 0.6 blocks per game.

North Carolina vs Wagner Betting Picks

Here are the North Carolina vs Wagner Betting picks:

  • Pick ATS: Wagner
  • Pick OU: Over

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