Tar Heels Basketball Odds

North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball is one of the most storied programs in college basketball. The Tar Heels have won numerous conference titles, made over 50 March Madness appearances, and claimed six National Championships.

With sports betting now live in North Carolina for March Madness, Tar Heels odds are a huge market in the state. Below, check out current UNC basketball odds for their upcoming games and their odds to win the next NCAA tournament.

This week’s UNC point spread odds

See the odds feed below for any upcoming Tar Heel game lines available at the state’s regulated books. Click any odds to go directly to the corresponding sportsbook, claim your NC sportsbook promo, and bet.

UNC basketball NCAA Tournament odds

See below for up-to-date odds as posted at North Carolina sportsbooks. If you find odds you like, click on them to go to the corresponding sportsbook, and make sure you claim any sports betting welcome bonuses available.

How to bet on UNC basketball online

With legalized sports betting in North Carolina, Tar Heels fans have multiple ways to bet on their games or season. Here’s a brief look at some of the most popular NCAA basketball bet types and what they involve.

North Carolina Tar Heels moneyline bet

The moneyline bet is one of the most straightforward and popular bet types. It involves choosing which team will win the game outright. Negative odds indicate the favorite, while positive odds indicate the underdog.

For favorites, you simply need to bet the indicated amount to win $100 in profit. On underdogs, the positive number shows what you stand to win if you lay the $100. While many online sportsbooks offer moneyline bets for Tar Heels games, shopping around is important to find the best betting odds in NC.

North Carolina Tar Heels point spread bet

The point spread bet can be more challenging to understand than the moneyline but can offer more value for experienced bettors. It involves betting whether the favorite will win by a certain number of points or the underdog will lose by a certain number of points.

Each side of the bet is assigned odds, expressed as a negative or positive number. These odds will be even or close to even.

North Carolina Tar Heels totals bet

The totals bet, also known as the over/under bet, involves betting on whether the total number of points scored in the game will be over or under a forecasted total set by the sportsbook. This type of bet doesn’t require you to pick a winner, but it requires you to research the teams’ offensive and defensive capabilities.

North Carolina Tar Heels prop bets

Prop bets can be a fun way to get involved in NCAA basketball games, and they can range from light-hearted to statistics-focused. These bets can be challenging to research, so it’s important to find a sportsbook that offers a variety of prop bets with competitive odds.

Some prop bets are simple yes-or-no questions, while others involve over/under bets or situation-specific bets. With multiple sportsbooks, you can compare odds and find the best prop bets for your betting strategy.

North Carolina Tar Heels live betting

Live betting on the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team is a popular option for fans who want to place bets during the game. Live betting allows fans to place bets on various aspects of the game as it unfolds, including the game’s outcome, the point spread, and individual player performances.

Live betting odds can change quickly during a game, so it’s important to stay current on the latest scores and stats to make informed bets. Many online sportsbooks offer live betting options for Tar Heels basketball games.

North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coaching staff

The North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team has a rich history of success, and its coaching staff has played an essential role in that success. Here are the current coaches.

  • Head Coach: Hubert Davis
  • Assistant Head Coach: Brad Frederick
  • Assistant Coach: Jeff Lebo
  • Assistant Coach: Sean May

Now, here is a historical list of all the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball coaches and the years they coached in chronological order:

  • Nat Cartmell (1910-1918)
  • Howell Peacock (1919-1921)
  • Norman Shepard (1921-1922)
  • Charles Doak (1922-1932)
  • Walter Skidmore (1932-1935)
  • Ben Carnevale (1935-1944)
  • Tom Scott (1944-1946)
  • Carl Snavely (1946-1952)
  • Frank McGuire (1952-1961)
  • Dean Smith (1961-1997)
  • Bill Guthridge (1997-2000)
  • Matt Doherty (2000-2003)
  • Roy Williams (2003-2021)
  • Hubert Davis (2021-present)

Where do the Tar Heels play their home games?

The Tar Heels play their home games at the Dean E. Smith Center, named after the legendary coach who led the team to two National Championships. Here are some details about the arena:

Dean E. Smith Center

  • Address: 300 Skipper Bowles Drive, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
  • Owner: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Operator: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Capacity: 21,750
  • Opened: January 18, 1986
  • Construction cost: $33 million ($79 million in 2021 dollars)
  • Former names: None

How to watch and listen to North Carolina Tar Heels basketball games

If you’re a North Carolina Tar Heels basketball fan, there are several ways to stay tuned into the games. Here are some options for watching and listening to Tar Heels basketball games:

For watching:

  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • CBS
  • ABC
  • TNT
  • TBS

Some streaming services where Tar Heels games can be found:

  • ESPN+
  • fuboTV
  • Sling TV
  • Hulu Live TV
  • DirecTV Stream

If you prefer to listen to the games on the radio, you can tune into:

  • WCHL 97.9 FM (Chapel Hill)
  • WMFD 630 AM (Wilmington)

To find the broadcasted games via streaming services, you can use:

  • Sirius XM
  • TuneIn

A brief history of the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to one of the country’s most successful men’s basketball programs, the Tar Heels. The team has a rich and storied history that dates back to 1921 when basketball became an official varsity sport at the university.

Since then, the Tar Heels have won six NCAA National Championships, made 20 Final Four appearances and have had some of the best players in college basketball history wear the Carolina blue. Here are some of the most notable moments and milestones in the team’s history, listed in reverse chronological order:

  • 2022: The Tar Heels return to the NCAA Tournament after a one-year absence and lose in the championship game.
  • 2017: The Tar Heels win the NCAA National Championship, the sixth in program history.
  • 2009: The Tar Heels win the NCAA National Championship, the fifth in program history.
  • 2005: The Tar Heels win the NCAA National Championship, the fourth in program history.
  • 1995: The team advances to the Final Four but loses to Arkansas in the semifinals.
  • 1993: The team advances to the Final Four, losing to eventual champions Michigan.
  • 1985: The Tar Heels make it to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, but lose to eventual champions Villanova.
  • 1982: The Tar Heels win the NCAA National Championship, the second in program history.
  • 1977: The team reaches the NCAA Tournament Final Four but loses to Marquette in the semifinals.
  • 1974: The team advances to the Final Four, losing to eventual champions NC State.
  • 1967: The Tar Heels make it to the NCAA Tournament championship game, but lose to UCLA.
  • 1961: The Tar Heels make the NCAA Tournament and reach the regional finals.
  • 1957: The team wins the NCAA National Championship, the first in program history.
  • 1946: The Tar Heels make their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
  • 1924: The basketball program is founded, with Roy E. Armfield as the team’s first coach.

North Carolina Tar Heels basketball FAQs

How much are Tar Heels basketball tickets?

The price of a Tar Heels men’s basketball game ticket varies depending on the opponent and the game’s location. According to SeatGeek.com, the average price last season was $61.

Have the Tar Heels ever won the NCAA Championship?

The Tar Heels have won the NCAA Tournament six times in program history: in 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005, 2009 and 2017. That makes them the country’s third-winningest program as measured by national titles.

Who is the winningest coach in Tar Heels basketball history?

Dean Smith, the legendary coach who led the Tar Heels from 1961 to 1997, is the winningest coach in the program’s history. He compiled a record of 879-254 during his time at UNC.

How many NCAA Tournaments have the Tar Heels played in?

As of spring 2024, the Tar Heels have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 51 times. They have reached the Final Four 20 times and have won the championship six times.

How many Tar Heels players have been named All-Americans?

There have been 48 Tar Heels named unanimous All-American selections, with 78 Tar Heels earning All-American honors. Some notable players who have been named unanimous All-Americans include Michael Jordan, Tyler Hansbrough and Antawn Jamison.

How many Tar Heels players have been drafted into the NBA?

According to Real GM, 132 Tar Heels players have been selected in the NBA Draft.

The first-ever Tar Heel selected was Art Weiner, who was the 17th overall selection in the 1949 NBA Draft and was chosen by the Providence Steamrollers.

UNC has had four No. 1 overall picks, with Brad Daugherty being selected first in 1986 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Joe Forte chosen in 2001 by the Boston Celtics, Michael Jordan selected in 1984 by the Chicago Bulls, and James Worthy chosen in 1982 by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Other top-10 selections include Sam Perkins (1984, 4th overall, Dallas Mavericks), Kenny Smith (1987, 6th overall, Sacramento Kings), Vince Carter (1998, 5th overall, Golden State Warriors) and Tyler Zeller (2012, 17th overall, Dallas Mavericks).

About the Author

Sam Eggleston

Sam Eggleston is a sports journalist and editor who resides in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He has worked for a variety of news organizations, including digital media companies SB Nation and Issue Media Group and print newspapers for Gannett, Morris and Ogden.