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Saint Peter's Peacocks
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North Carolina vs. Saint Peter's 3/27/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Saint Peter's Peacocks Odds & Info

Game North Carolina Tar Heels vs Saint Peter's Peacocks
Date & Time Sunday March 27, 2022, 5:05 PM (EDT)
Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
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UNC -8 ; O/U 137.5
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The  15th seeded Saint Peter’s Peacocks play the eighth-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday in the Elite 8, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The winner moves on to the Final Four as the champion of the East Region. Saint Peter’s kept its Cinderella-story alive with a 67-64 victory on Friday over the third-seeded Purdue Boilermakers in the Sweet 16. Saint Peter’s has defeated the No. 2, No. 7 and No. 3 seeds in its three games thus far.

Daryl Banks III is the leading scorer for St Peters with an average of 11.4 points per game, while Fousseyni Drame is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.6 rebounds per game. Matthew Lee is the leader in assists with an average of 3.0 assists per game. The Peacocks have only two players that average double figures in scoring and as a team Saint Peter’s is scoring an average of 66.9 points per game.

North Carolina reached the Elite 8 following its 73-66 upset victory against fourth-seeded UCLA on Friday. Caleb Love was the leading scorer for North Carolina with 30 points. The Tar Heels shot only 40.9% but outrebounded the Bruins 43-34. North Carolina has defeated No. 9 seeded Marquette, No. 1 seeded Baylor and the No. 4 seeded Bruins in its first three games of the tournament.

Armando Bacot is leading North Carolina in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.4 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, while Caleb Love is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 15.8 points and 3.7 assists per game. North Carolina has four players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team the Tar Heels are scoring an average of 77.5 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Saint Peter’s is 20-5-1 ATS in its last 26
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Peacocks last 8 as the underdog
  • North Carolina is 7-1 ATS in its last 8
  • The OVER has cashed in 16 of the Tar Heels last  24

Free NCAAB Pick:

Saint Peter's Peacocks +8

Saint Peter’s is the surprise of the NCAA Tournament and will give North Carolina a tough test on Sunday. The Peacocks have covered the number in 20 of their last 26 overall, in each of the last five played against a team with a winning percentage of higher than .600 and in 15 of the last 21 following a victory straight up. North Carolina has played well but the Tar Heels shot poorly in their victory over UCLA, hitting only 40.9% of their shots. North Carolina wins but Saint Peter’s covers the number. Final Score Prediction, North Carolina Tar Heels win but fall short ATS 71-67.

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