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