The Sweet 16 tips off tonight, setting the table for four days of exciting college hoops as we head to the Final Four next weekend.
In this week’s Winfo magazine, Kyle Clifton has three picks from the Sweet 16 slate, including a Butler vs. North Carolina play.
The Butler Bulldogs are tied for the biggest underdog of the Sweet 16 slate, as they take on North Carolina on Friday. The spread is currently UNC -7.5. Butler has only lost one game by more than 6 points since January 14th. North Carolina was down 5 with about four minutes left against Arkansas and seemed like they were going down until they went on a 12-0 run to finish the game.
UNC definitely has the athleticism advantage in this game, but Butler is their classic gritty, tough team that just doesn’t beat themselves. Butler is a solid 19-12 ATS this season while UNC is just 17-16-2. I think the Bulldogs are very competitive all game and could even pull off the upset. Butler and the points!
Kyle’s Pick: Butler +7.5
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