ACC and Big Ten Tournament News, Notes, ATS Picks

UNC (-3.5, 142) vs VT

Lower seeded team is favorite though game is in Greensboro 

UNC travels 43 miles, VA Tech just 87

North Carolina made only seven 3-pointers on 22 attempts while the Hokies went 14 for 37 behind the arc en route to a 79-77 victory.

Neutral court favorites of 3.5 or more in revenge of same season loss is 216-164-11 (UNC)

Heels as healthy as they have been all season 

After losing 13 of their first 16 ACC games, the Tar Heels have won three of their last four games.

The Tar Heels did not have point guard Cole Anthony and guard Brandon Robinson in 2 OT loss to VA Tech because of injuries.

–Anthony, who is averaging 19.6 points and 4.0 assists, made the All-ACC third team and the ACC all-freshman team Monday. Robinson averages 11.9 points.

–UNC zero fast break points in first meeting, but that will change 

82 percent of early bets on UNC

Independent computer predictions: UNC 70-69, 70-66,72-69

The pick: UNC

Pitt vs Wake (-1,139)

Pitt traveling 302 miles, Wake just 25

Pitt lost to Wake Forest in January at Petersen Events Center after leading the Demon Deacons by 16 points in the first half. 

Pitt 17th at forcing turnovers -live betting

Pitt has won an ACC tournament game three of last four years, with Wake just once since 2014

Independent computer predictions: Wake Forest 70-69, 68-68, 71-69

The pick: Pittsburgh 

Indiana-Nebraska (-12.5, 143.5)

Nebraska has lot 16 straight

Teams that lost at least 16 in a row and not playing on opponents home court are 49-32 fade (Indiana) and 87-62 if lost 14 straight 

Neutral court teams in losing streaks of nine or more not laying points are 27-20 (Nebraska) but 2-7 last two years

Nebraska traveled 558 miles, Indiana 46

Indiana won both meetings, but on in OT, the other by 8

Indiana just 12-22 all-time SU tournament 

Dachon Burke and Cam Mack both questionable with suspensions 

Burke started 27 of 29 games

-Burke 12.2 *****The premium pick is, 3.4 rebounds 

–Mack 12 ppg, 4.5 boards, 6.4 assists 

Independent computer predictions: Indiana 77-67, 78-66, 78-67

The pick: Indiana 

Author: Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy has been a pro handicapper since the 1980s on the score phones. His articles, videos, and podcasts on sports betting all all over the internet.

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