North Carolina Vs Saint Peter’s: NCAA Tournament Elite 8 Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – March 27, 2022

THE LINES

The No. 8 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (27-9) play the No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s Peacocks (22-11) in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight on Sunday at starting at 5:05 PM. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Tar Heels’ (-400 to win on the moneyline) contest versus the Peacocks (+300).

The betting facts in this article use the latest odds as of March 26, 2022 at 3:59 AM ET.

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North Carolina vs Saint Peter’s Betting Odds

North Carolina Offense Vs. Saint Peter’s Defense

North Carolina Offense Stats (Rank) Saint Peter’s Defense
78.3 (25) Points/Gm 62.3 (19)
70.1 (89) Possessions/Game 66.5 (67)
45.3 (106) Field Goal % 38.8 (10)
36.3 (52) 3PT % 29.2 (13)
52.2 (91) Effective FG % 44.1 (6)
56.3 (65) True Shooting % 49.2 (24)

Saint Peter’s Offense Vs. North Carolina Defense

Saint Peter’s Offense Stats (Rank) North Carolina Defense
67.5 (266) Points/Gm 71.7 (252)
65.8 (285) Possessions/Game 70.5 (261)
43.2 (229) Field Goal % 42.9 (158)
35.3 (89) 3PT % 34.1 (220)
48.5 (268) Effective FG % 49.2 (158)
52.9 (213) True Shooting % 52.1 (155)

North Carolina Betting Insights

  • North Carolina has won 19 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover or pushing 17 times.
  • The Tar Heels have covered the spread six times this season (6-8 ATS) when playing as at least 8-point favorites.
  • A total of 21 out of North Carolina’s 36 games this season have hit the over.
  • North Carolina’s games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 137.5 points 26 times.
  • Tar Heels outings this year have an average total of 147.6, 10.1 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Saint Peter’s Betting Insights

  • Saint Peter’s has won 24 games against the spread this year, while failing to cover 10 times.
  • The Peacocks have an ATS record of 5-2 when playing as at least 8-point underdogs this season.
  • So far this year, 13 out of Saint Peter’s 34 games with an over/under have hit the over.
  • Saint Peter’s has played eight games this season that ended with a point total above 137.5 points.
  • The Peacocks have had an average of 130.2 points scored in their games so far this season, 7.3 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

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North Carolina Key Players

  • The Tar Heels points and rebounds leader is Armando Bacot. He averages 16.4 points per game and pulls down 12.6 rebounds.
  • The squad is led in assists by Caleb Love’s 3.7 per game.
  • Brady Manek is the top three-point shooter for the Tar Heels, connecting on 2.4 per game.
  • North Carolina’s steals leader is Love, who averages one per game. Bacot leads the team averaging 1.7 blocks a game.

Saint Peter’s Key Players

  • The Peacocks leader in scoring is Daryl Banks III with 11.5 points per game. He also adds 2.6 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per game.
  • When it comes to Saint Peter’s leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Fousseyni Drame with 6.4 rebounds per game and Matthew Lee with three assists per game.
  • Banks III is tops from three-point range for the Peacocks, hitting 1.6 treys per game.
  • One Saint Peter’s player is its leader in both steals and blocks. KC Ndefo averages 1.2 steals per game and 2.7 blocks per game.
Author: Lucy Green