NCAA Tournament: North Carolina vs. Texas A&M fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Sunday, March 18
Game Time: 5:15 ET
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
All You Really Need To Know About North Carolina
It took a little while, but the Tar Heels eased their way past Lipscomb in an 84-66 win. Five players scored in double digits, and there wasn’t any problem hitting from the field, but the free throw shooting was just okay and the 18 turnovers weren’t okay.
UNC is the nation’s best rebounding team, and they don’t make mistakes with turnovers – they pass really, really well. However, their defense isn’t all that great, and they can be bombed on.
All You Really Need To Know About Texas A&M
Helped by Admon Gilder’s 18 points, and a decent day defensively, Texas A&M survived Providence 73-69 to move on. They only hit 15-of-26 free throws, but they owned the boards, outrebounding the Friars 44 to 26.
The Aggies own the inside, they’re amazing at blocking shots, and as Providence found out, they own the glass. However, they’re not a great shooting team – they win on defense.
What’s Going To Happen
This is a scary team for North Carolina to deal with. The Aggies will negate the Tar Heel rebounding advantage, but they’re going to struggle from the free throw line, and they’re not going to hit their open shots to overcome the occasional UNC three.
Fearless Prediction & Line
North Carolina 75, Texas A&M 68
Line: North Carolina -6, o/u: 151.5
ATS Confidence: 3
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