Oregon vs North Carolina 4/1/2017 Free Final Four Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 3/27/2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The 3 seed Oregon Ducks head to University of Phoenix Stadium to take on the 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in the Final Four. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Ducks finished the regular season with an overall record of 27-4. They are 22-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-16. The Tar Heels ended the regular season with a record of 26-6. They have an over/under record of 11-19 and they are 18-16 against the spread.
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Valuable Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 22-15 against the spread
The Oregon Ducks are 14-16 against the over/under
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 18-16 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-19 against the over/under
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
11/15/16 F M.J. Cage Knee expected to redshirt
03/11/17 F Chris Boucher ACL out for season
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
02/15/17 G Kenny Williams Knee out for season
Dillon Brooks comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Ducks. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Tyler Dorsey averages 14.1 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Oregon. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Justin Jackson averages 18.2 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Joel Berry averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon averages 79.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 48th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 48th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game which ranks them 129th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 305th with 11.5 per game. The Ducks allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 85.1 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 48th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 111th in the nation. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 276th with 12.0 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 124th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 54th and 133rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 239th in college basketball.
The Ducks are 16th in the nation in offensive rating at 114.6. They assist on 57.2% of their shots, which ranks 68th in the country. In terms of pace they average 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 232nd among D-1 teams. They are 20th in effective field goal percentage with 56%. As a team they are 28th in the country in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Oregon turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 53% places them 54th in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.2%.
The Tar Heels are 7th in the nation in offensive rating at 117. They assist on 58.4% of their shots, which ranks 48th in the country. In terms of pace they average 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, which places them 55th among D-1 teams. They are 104th in effective field goal percentage with 52%. As a team they are 111th in the country in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. North Carolina turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage of 58.8% places them 1st in Division 1 while their offensive rebound percentage is 42.2%.
Who will win tonight's Oregon/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oregon +4.5
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