BETTING ODDS: North Carolina Teams Advance In March Madness, Mobile Wagering Legal Statewide

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BETTING ODDS: North Carolina Teams Advance In March Madness, Mobile Wagering Legal Statewide

The launch of legal mobile sports betting in North Carolina came in time for the NCAA March Madness basketball tournaments, featuring impressive play by the state's teams.

Legal mobile wagering begin in North Carolina on March 11. The men’s and women’s March Madness tournaments tipped off several days later.

Although some prominent national teams have been eliminated from tournament play, North Carolina teams are continuing to win — and have a shot at capturing the national title.

On the men’s side, the North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina State Wolfpack have advanced to the Sweet 16.

The state also has teams advancing in the women’s tournament, with Duke and North Carolina State also in the Sweet 16.

Men’s Sweet 16 Features Three North Carolina Teams

From, here are the schedules for the upcoming Sweet 16 games in the men’s tournament:

Thursday, March 28 (Sweet 16)

Friday, March 29 (Sweet 16)

N.C. Teams Face Tough Matchups

Adam Burke of VSiN has put together the following Sweet 16 previews on games involving North Carolina teams:


West(1) North Carolina vs. (4) Alabama | 9:39 p.m. ET | CBS

We’ll get a true barometer of where the Tide are because they are stepping up in class in a big way against North Carolina.

Point spread: North Carolina -4


South(2) Marquette vs. (11) NC State | 7:09 p.m. ET | CBS

If you turned your back on the Wolfpack, you are paying the price here in the month of March. NC State has ripped off seven straight wins and will play in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2015.

Point Spread: N.C. State +6

South(1) Houston vs. (4) Duke | 9:39 p.m. ET | CBS 

Houston is up to 17 Quadrant 1 wins for the season, while Duke is only 5-4 in those games . . .  but the Blue Devils statistically match up pretty well with a top 25 turnover percentage on offense and a whole lot of shot-making ability.

Point spread: Duke +4

Odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Men’s Tournament Key Dates

March 28-29: Sweet 16

March 30-31: Elite Eight 

April 6: Final Four in Glendale, Arizona

April 8: NCAA championship game in Glendale, Arizona.

Bettors can check here for March Madness betting sites.

Duke, N.C. State Advance In Women’s Tourney

Below is the schedule for the remainder of the women’s tournament. The schedule is provided by

  • March 29-30:  Sweet 16
  •  March 31-April 1: Elite Eight:
  • April 5: Final Four 
  • April 7: NCAA championship game at at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

In the Sweet 16 round, Duke is set to face UConn, a 72-64 winner Monday over Syracuse. 

Also on Monday, N. C. State defeated Tennessee, 79-72, and next plays Stanford in a Sweet 16 contest.

Mobile Apps To Download In North Carolina

The following online sportsbooks have been licensed for bettors to use statewide.

The eight licensed apps, with North Carolina promo codes available, are:

  • FanDuel 
  • BetMGM 
  • DraftKings
  • Fanatics 
  • bet365
  • Underdog Sports Wagering 
  • Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise, an enterprise of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (Caesars Sportsbook)

Currently, in-person sports betting is legal at the state’s three tribal casinos: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel and Catawba Two Kings Casino.

At an underdetermined future date, bettors also will be able to wager in person at nontribal sportdbooks inside commercial brick-and-mortar locations.

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