ACC Tournament Championship Tonight- March 16

Joe Berra

The ACC tournament championship comes down to the state of North Carolina. The North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack in tonight’s title game. The surprise of the ACC tournament has been the Wolfpack which has now won four games in four days. They will have their hands full tomorrow night with the fourth-ranked Tar Heels. 

ACC Tournament Championship Tonight- March 16
NC State takes on North Carolina in the ACC tournament championship game tonight.

It will be North Carolina’s first trip to the ACC tournament final since 2018. The Tar Heels lost to Virginia. Tonight’s ACC tournament championship is a rematch of the 2007 final, which is also the last time the Wolfpack have been to the title game. The Tar Heels won that game 89-80. They also beat NC State twice this season – 67-54 on the road in Raleigh and 79-70 at home. 

ACC Tournament Championship Preview

North Carolina, currently ranked No. 4 in the country, is favored by nine points tonight against the Wolfpack. NC State will be playing for the fifth day in a row and had to go to overtime last night to beat Virginia and make the ACC tournament championship.

The Tar Heels have the best defense in the ACC and that gives them a rare combination of toughness and pace. North Carolina is 19th in the nation in scoring, averaging 81.6 points per game while also ranking 21st nationally in Defensive Efficiency. UNC has the size and the depth to match up with the Wolfpack tonight.

ACC Tournament Championship Tonight- March 16
North Carolina has the best defense in the ACC this season.

North Carolina has beaten NC State twice already this season and the Tar Heels have won 8 of the last 10 head-to-head meetings. UNC is 7-3 ATS in those 10 games. A win would likely give North Carolina a much-coveted No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament.

Get Your CBB Handicappers Right Here

If you’re looking for college basketball handicappers, you’re in the right place. We’ve got plenty of them that are having great success this season. One is Sal Lombardi who topped yesterday’s leaderboard with profits of $370 on 10 total picks.

Over the last two weeks, our very own SWJ Sports and The Bookie have been crushing college hoops. If you had tailed SWJ Sports, you’d have wins on 63 percent of your picks and another $3210 in profits in your bankroll. The Bookie has won 66 percent of his bets over the last 14 days and has won $1065.

ACC Tournament Championship Tonight- March 16
Sports Hub’s college basketball 14-day leaderboard.

Let’s see how all of our cappers did yesterday.

  • Sal is back: After a short hiatus from the SH Daily Top 5, Sal Lombardi is back with a 7-3 mark on 10 picks yesterday. He hit 6 of 9 college hoops picks and earned $370 total. 
  • Where in the Daily Top 5 is Diego?: He’s at No. 2, that’s where! Diego hit all three of his picks yesterday and earned $300. All three were basketball picks and Diego has more CBB picks for today. Are any for the ACC tournament championship?
  • Two more Sports Hub experts: Kyle Parker and Sean Kuchman each went 2-0 yesterday and turned profits of $215 and $205, respectively. 
  • Making bank: Scott at SWJ Sports has been moving and grooving lately. Yesterday was yet another winning day for Scott…5-3 on eight picks and another $180 to the good. Scott sits No. 1 on the 7-day leaderboard ($1610) and No. 1 on the 30-day leaderboard with profits of $2896 for the month. I already mentioned his college basketball record over the last 14 days. You might want to see if he has picks for tonight’s ACC tournament final.

NFL Making Headlines Again

Big news in the NFL with a major quarterback trade and a retirement announcement. Another college basketball head coach gets the axe. Read on to learn more.

Here is what’s trending today.

  • Steelers trade Pickett: After signing Russell Wilson to a one-year contract, the Pittsburgh Steelers have traded former first-round draft pick Kenny Pickett to Philadelphia. Pickett was injured late last year and replaced by Mason Rudolph who won three straight games and led Pittsburgh into the playoffs. Rudolph signed with Tennessee.
  • Three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year retires: All-Pro DT Aaron Donald is calling it a career at the age of 32. Donald announced his retirement from the NFL yesterday. Donald played his entire career with the Rams. He made the Pro Bowl in all ten of his NFL seasons and was an 8-time first-team All-Pro.
  • Michigan head coach fired: After a brutal 8-24 season, Michigan has parted ways with Juwan Howard. The Wolverines finished last in the Big Ten for the first time since the 1966-67 season. They were just 3-17 in conference play.
  • Rams sign Garoppolo: The much-traveled Jimmy Garoppolo has signed a new deal to become Matthew Stafford’s backup in Los Angeles. The Raiders released Garoppolo just one season after they signed him to a three-year, $72.75 million contract.

Catch the ACC Tournament Final Tonight

There are a number of conference tournament championship games today. You can catch the ACC tournament final tonight. The top four teams in the country – No. 1 Houston, No. 2 UConn, No. 3 Purdue, and No. 4 North Carolina – are all in action today. 

It is Saturday and that means a number of things. It definitely means that betting boards will be stacked. There is tons of basketball as well as exhibition baseball, hockey, soccer, and much more.

Let’s see what’s on the schedule.

  1. ACC Tournament: As mentioned, it’s NC State against North Carolina in the ACC tournament championship game tonight. Game time is 8:30 p.m. and you can watch on ESPN.
  2. College basketball: In addition to the ACC tournament final, the Big East, Big 12, and Pac-12 championship games are all today. 
  3. MLS: There are a dozen MLS matches today, including one between Inter Miami CF and D.C. United. Inter Miami leads the East Division with a 2-1-1 record. 
  4. International soccer: In addition to MLS, it was supposed to be a big day in the Premier League. However, four of today’s seven matches have been postponed. There are two matches in the FA Cup, one of which pits Manchester City against Newcastle United. There are matches in La Liga, Bundesliga, Seria A, and Ligue 1 today.
  5. PLAYERS Championship: Wyndham Clark followed up his first-round 65 with a second-round 65 and has the lead entering Round 3 today. Rory McIlroy is still within striking distance.
  1. BNP Paribas Men’s semifinals: No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz take on No. 3 Jannick Sinner in one semifinal today. The other semi pits No. 4 Daniil Medvedev against No. 17 Tommy Paul.
  2. Saturday NBA: There are nine games on the NBA schedule today. The Warriors play the Lakers in an ABC primetime matchup set for 8:30 p.m. ET.
  3. Huge NHL Saturday: Saturdays are always big in the NHL and today is no exception. There are 14 games scheduled. The New York Rangers play the Penguins in Pittsburgh in the ABC afternoon game at 3:00 p.m. Tampa Bay and the Florida Panthers meet again at 6:00 p.m. ET. That game is on Hulu.
  4. Spring baseball: While pretty much no one is watching, there will be 18 more spring training games in MLB today. Some of our Sports Hub handicappers are taking advantage of the slow markets right. Check the members’ area for MLB picks.
  5. UFC Fight Night: Tai Tuivasa (15-6-0) takes on Marcin Tybura (24-8-0) in tonight’s UFC Fight Night main event. 

Enjoy Today’s Tournament Games

There is a ton of college basketball today and all of the games are meaningful. There are several conference tournament finals (including the ACC tournament championship tonight) throughout the day. Each will determine an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Come back tomorrow for a recap of today’s action and to get ready for Selection Sunday! See you then.

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Joe takes care of the bits and pieces that sometimes slip through the cracks of the sports world. Efficiency and consistency is what makes different. JB helps keep Sports Hub’s content fresh and exciting, managing its many authors. From the New York area, Joe knew he had a knack for sports betting when his uncle was always asking him which side he was on as a young boy. His meticulous approach to the numbers formed his career path as a professional handicapper. Joe is sometimes called Jimmy Bagpipes, JB or Mr. B.