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Miami Hurricanes Will Battle Against North Carolina Tar Heels In ACC Tournament

March 11, 2011

In the ACC Tournament, the North Carolina Tar Heels enter their first game facing a sneaky Miami Hurricanes team that has the power to make some noise by taking down the resurgent Tar Heels. By beating a Duke team that is down, North Carolina is still coming off the high and if they can’t beat Miami, that regular season win will mean nothing.

NCCA Basketball Picks for this matchup will be available late Thursday.

Even though Miami is not a team to back down, North Carolina brings a stifling defense and a team that plays hard under the basket. Miami gave North Carolina all they could handle, in the only meeting between the two teams early in the season. North Carolina breathed a sigh of relief when they walked out with the win as the final score was 74-71.

By winning seven of their last eleven and only four of their last seven, Miami has struggled. Miami made a run to the finals against Duke before they met their match as last season they turned it on in the tournament.

In this game shooting guard Malcolm Grant is the one to watch, who is the key shooting threat for Miami. By leading the team in scoring, he is hitting 46 percent from the three point arc.

For the Tar Heels, seven feet Tyler Zeller is the big man and leading scorer. By averaging more than seven rebounds per game, he is averaging 14.6 points per game. By averaging more than 14 points per game, Harrison Barnes is also a force down low for North Carolina.

NCAA Basketball Conference Championship Odds

October 23, 2009

NCAA Basketball season is almost upon us and the conference championship odds out now.

This season’s favorite pick to win it all is the Kansas Jayhawks so it’s no surprise that they’re also the heavy favorites to win the SEC East at -875. Jayhawks fans are already clearing their schedule for the Final Four, but the Tennessee Volunteers at +400 might prove to be more than a road-bump along the way.

The ACC features last year’s championship team, the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Tar Heels have another strong team and are the favorites to take the ACC at +122 while the Duke Blue Devils (+150) and Georgia Tech (+400) have the best chances for an upset.

The Big 10 and the Big East promise to have the closest battles for top spot.

In the Big 10 Michigan State (+125) and the Purdue Boilermakers (+150) are both strong teams with a legitimate chance to take the division.

The real dog-fight is in the Big East. The Villanova Wildcats (+205) are favored to take the conference, but the Connecticut Huskies, Louisville Cardinals, and West Virginia Mountaineers are all pegged at +250 to win the conference.

The Pac-10 looks to be a fight between the UCLA Bruins at +175, the California Golden Bears at +200, and the Washington Huskies at +225.

Bet the Final Four “Live” at Sportingbet

April 3, 2008

Sportingbet, the publicly traded UK-based sportsbook, is offering College Basketball Betting fans In-Game “Live” betting for the Final Four and the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game.

A feature not offered by most sportsbooks – particularly for major events like the Final Four – Sportingbet’s Live betting allows bettors to ‘watch and wager’ as the game progresses. Sportingbet is available for non-U.S. clients only.

The Final Four, the biggest betting event after the Super Bowl, gets going Saturday with the Memphis Tigers, winners of the South Region, taking on the West Region champion UCLA Bruins in the first matchup at the Alamodome in San Antonio (6:05 pm ET, CBS).

Memphis is a 2-point favorite at is also offering Game Total (Odd or Even) betting for the Memphis-UCLA tilt (Odd -100, Even -110).

The other Final Four game has the Midwest Champion Kansas Jayhawks taking on East Region winner North Carolina Tar Heels (8:45 pm ET, CBS).

The Tar Heels are a 3-point favorite at

An interesting side note to this Final Four matchup is the unique NCAA Tournament history the teams share. North Carolina and Kansas faced each other in the NCAA Tournament title game 51 years ago. North Carolina won the 1957 championship 54-53 in triple overtime, and future NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain, playing for Kansas, was named tournament MVP.

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