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Last updated: 25 Mar 2022
Leigh Copson 25 Mar 2022
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UCLA vs North Carolina Tips


North Carolina are tipped to at least cover as a March Madness underdog. The Tar Heels are in fantastic form and fully deserved their win over #4 Baylor in the last round.
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They have erased pre-tournament concerns about them defensively, so we are taking UNC and the points.

  • North Carolina are 8-1 in their last 9 games
  • North Carolina have covered in 6 of their last 7 games
  • UCLA have covered in just 3 of their last 6 games
  • UCLA have covered in 3 of their 7 games at neutral venues this season

Head To Head


  • North Carolina lead the all-time series 10-3
  • North Carolina won 74-64 when the teams last met in 2019
  • North Carolina have won the last 5 meetings

UCLA Form


UCLA go into the Sweet 16 in good form having won seven of their last eight games.

They wrapped up the regular season with a three-game win streak and then won back-to-back games in the conference tournament.

The Bruins downed Washington State 75-65 and #21 USC 69-59 to book their place in the Pac-12 final.

UCLA came up short though, losing 84-76 to #2 Arizona in Vegas.

They bounced back in the first round of March Madness, although their 57-53 win over Akron was not convincing.

Their second round win over #18 St Mary’s (CA) was though – the Bruins advanced with a 72-56 win.

Four of their five starters hit double digits in points, with Tyger Campbell leading the way with 16 points.

North Carolina Form


North Carolina have won eight of their last nine games heading into this March Madness Sweet 16 clash.

The Tar Heels ended the regular season on a five-game win streak that included a 94-81 upset of #4 Duke.

They then took that streak to six games with a 64-43 blowout of Virginia in the first round of the ACC conference tournament.

North Carolina fell in the next round though, suffering a 72-59 defeat at the hands of Virginia Tech.

UNC responded to that disappointment with a ruthless 95-63 win over Marquette in the first round of March Madness.

The Tar Heels then followed that up with a sensational 93-86 overtime upset of #4 Baylor.

RJ Davis grabbed the headlines as he poured in 30 points and recorded six assists and five rebounds, while Brady Manek also shone with 26 points and five boards.

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Verdict

The bookies are backing UCLA here, but we believe that has given extra value to North Carolina.

The Tar Heels are winning and covering routinely, and they just knocked out the defending champions.

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