North Carolina vs. Boston College headlines Day 2 at the ACC Tournament on Wednesday night.
The Tar Heels desperately need a win if they want to receive serious NCAA Tournament consideration. Boston College would need to win the ACC Tournament in order to reach the field of 68.
Over at Underdog, there are ways to get in on the action by making fantasy picks for player over/under stats in this game.
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My picks for North Carolina vs. Boston College
While North Carolina has the edge here in terms of talent, fading Caleb Love in this game seems like the right call. The pick is under 2.5 made 3-pointers for Love. Love has had a dreadful season from beyond the arc, and he’s been even worse lately. In his last 6 games, Love has made more than 2 3-pointers just twice. More importantly, he’s shooting only 25.5% from distance over that span. He went 0-for-6 from deep in the regular-season finale loss to Duke. Love is ice-cold from 3-point range entering the postseason.
Armando Bacot over 11 rebounds is the second pick. Bacot’s rebounding totals are down a bit this season, but he’s still averaging 10.7 boards per game. More importantly, he grabbed 16 rebounds in Carolina’s last game against Boston College. The Eagles miss a lot of shots — they rank No. 233 in offensive efficiency, per KenPom — which should create a lot of opportunities for Bacot to grab boards. Crucially, Boston College also doesn’t take many 3-pointers — it is 320th nationally in 3-point attempt frequency — which should limit the number of long rebounds that reach the perimeter.
The final pick is Makai Ashton-Langford under 12.5 points. Ashton-Langford will presumably be guarded by one of the top defenders in the country in Leaky Black. During BC’s loss to Carolina earlier this year, he scored just 8 points on 9 shots. Ashton-Langford has surpassed 12.5 points in just 4 of his last 11 games.
How many picks should you make?
The more picks you string together, the higher the “multiplier” or payout. Of course, the more you string together, the less likely you are to win because all of the picks have to hit in order for you to win.
A 3-way parlay of the picks I listed above would pay out $60 on a $10 bet:
If you’re feeling even bolder, you could pick Pete Nance over 17.5 points+rebounds+assists. Nance has gone well over that total in Carolina’s last 3 victories. Adding a fourth pick would improve the potential payout to 10x.
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