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North Carolina vs Saint Peter’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight Betting Preview: Point Spread, Moneylines

An Elite Eight matchup features the No. 8 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (27-9) playing as 8.5-point favorites against the No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s Peacocks (22-11) on Sunday at Wells Fargo Center. The NCAA Tournament matchup tips off at 5:05 PM on CBS.

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North Carolina vs. Saint Peter’s Game Time and Odds

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 27, 2022
  • Game Time: 5:05 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Arena: Wells Fargo Center
  • Moneyline favorite: North Carolina (-400)
  • Spread: North Carolina (-8.5)
  • Total: 137

North Carolina Betting Stats and Trends

  • North Carolina is 21-16-1 against the spread this season.
  • In games this season when favored by 8.5 points or more, the Tar Heels are 5-8 against the spread.
  • This season, 22 of North Carolina’s games have gone over the point total out of 38 chances.
  • North Carolina’s games have had more than 137 points scored on 27 occasions this season.
  • The total for this game is 137, 10.4 points fewer than the average total in Tar Heels games thus far this season.
  • The 78.3 points per game the Tar Heels record are 16 more points than the Peacocks allow (62.3).
  • When North Carolina puts up more than 62.3 points, it is 15-12-1 against the spread and 22-7 overall.
  • The Tar Heels make 45.3% of their shots from the field this season, which is 6.8 percentage points higher than the Peacocks have allowed to their opponents (38.5%).
  • North Carolina has a 14-11-1 record against the spread and a 21-6 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 38.5% from the field.

Saint Peter’s Betting Stats and Trends

  • Saint Peter’s has gone 10-4-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as 8.5-point underdogs or more, the Peacocks have an ATS record of 4-1.
  • Games involving Saint Peter’s have hit the over six times out of 14 chances this season.
  • There have been five Saint Peter’s games this season with more than 137 points scored.
  • Peacocks games average 131.8 total points, 5.2 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • The Peacocks average only 4.2 fewer points per game (67.5) than the Tar Heels allow (71.7).
  • When it scores more than 71.7 points, Saint Peter’s is 3-0 against the spread and 5-1 overall.
  • Saint Peter’s has put together a 4-2 record against the spread and a 9-5 straight up record in games it shoots above 42.9% from the field.

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North Carolina vs. Saint Peter’s Statistics and Rankings

North Carolina Rank North Carolina Stat Saint Peter’s Stat Saint Peter’s Rank
24th 78.3 Points Scored 67.5 264th
256th 71.7 Points Allowed 62.3 20th
36th 15.3 Assists 12.3 218th
232nd 11.4 Turnovers 12.8 94th
104th 45.3% Field Goal % 43.2% 232nd
158th 42.9% Field Goal % Allowed 38.5% 6th

North Carolina vs. Saint Peter’s Recent Trends

North Carolina

  • North Carolina covered the spread nine times in its past 10 matchups while putting up a 9-1 record straight-up in those games.
  • North Carolina and its opponents have hit the over in six of those 10 games.
  • The past 10 Tar Heels games averaged 8.6 more points (145.6) than this matchup’s point total.
  • During the past 10 games, the Tar Heels are scoring 2.2 points more per game compared to their season average.

Saint Peter’s

  • Saint Peter’s has a 6-4 record straight-up in its past 10 contests, while covering the spread eight times in those games.
  • The final scores of the past 10 Saint Peter’s games have gone over the set total five times.
  • The past 10 Peacocks games averaged 5.4 fewer points (131.6) than this matchup’s over/under.
  • During their past 10 games, the Peacocks have scored 3.5 more points per contest compared to their 67.5 PPG season-long scoring average.

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