We’ve got a clash between two storied programs in the Sweet 16 on Friday night as the UCLA Bruins take on the North Carolina Tar Heels.
UCLA has gotten through the tournament with strong defense, allowing a combined 109 points in its two victories. UNC, on the other hand, has scored over 90 points in each of their wins — including an overtime upset of Baylor during the Round of 32.
In this article, we’ll go through two same-game parlays to help you try to hit a higher payout. The first parlay will be safer, featuring an alternative point spread and game total, while the second will be a longshot.
With that in mind, let’s dive into our best UCLA vs UNC parlay picks.
Please note that all March Madness odds are current as of Wednesday, March 23, at 9 a.m. ET on DraftKings Sportsbook.
UCLA vs UNC Same Game Parlay
Parlay Odds: (+105) at DraftKings Sportsbook
- UNC +7.5 (-280)
- OVER 135.5 Total Points (-210)
Wager: 3 Units
North Carolina blew a 25-point lead against Baylor after star forward Brady Manek fouled out, but if he’d stayed in the game the Tar Heels likely would have won in regulation. UNC’s offense is on fire and has looked seemingly unstoppable throughout the tournament.
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While the Bruins have been tough defensively, the Tar Heels had no issues putting up points against the Bears’ 12th-ranked defense. There’s a good chance that North Carolina keeps the good times rolling on offense in this Sweet 16 matchup and keeps the game within seven points.
- Read our full UCLA vs UNC game prediction.
This alternate total also looks good because UNC should score enough points to push the total over and force UCLA to keep pace with them.
Ride the streak here in this safer parlay for our CBB bet of the day, which will act as insurance for the longshot.
UCLA vs UNC Longshot Same Game Parlay
Parlay Odds: (+750) at DraftKings Sportsbook
- UNC -5.5 (+230)
- OVER 147.5 Total Points (+160)
Wager: 1 Unit
We’ll take a chance on North Carolina winning by six or more points because they’re playing so well lately. Their last nine wins have all been by seven or more points, including impressive victories over Baylor and Duke.
The Tar Heels have combined for 158 and 179 points in their two tourney games so far. The Bruins can put up points as well, as they rank 12th on offensive adjusted efficiency, per KenPom.
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Accordingly, we could see this turn into a high-scoring game, even in a scenario where North Carolina wins by six or more.
At +750 odds, this looks like good value. We’ll put fewer units on this pick because it’s a longshot, but there’s a decent chance that this hits with the Tar Heels firing on all cylinders.