Free CBB Hoops Prediction: Tar Heels vs Orange Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the North Carolina Tar Heels taking on the Syracuse, Orange on Saturday January 9th at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
North Carolina Tar Heels (14-2) vs. Syracuse Orange (10-6)
Date: Saturday January 9
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York
CBB Moneyline Odds: n/a
CBB Betting Odds: Tar Heels -6.5
CBB Betting Total: 153.5
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Many think a healthy UNC is the best team in America. They would not be my choice but I see how you can make that argument.
Syracuse welcomes back Jim Boeheim with this one and at home they can never be counted out.
North Carolina Tar Heels:
UNC is still without Kennedy Meeks but they are hot coming into this one, seven wins in a row, including their first three in the ACC. I was pretty impressed the way they dominated on the road at FSU earlier in the week.
Even though he was looking up most the time Brice Johnson was spectacular in that game with 39 points and 23 rebounds. Throw in three blocks and three steals and there probably won’t be a better stat line this season.
That performance made Marcus Paige’s 30 points seem pretty average but it is just as important that they have gotten him back on track. They really need his shot making ability to be elite.
This team is deep and so far is showing little ill effect of the Meeks injury, other than that is forcing Johnson to step up. Not exactly a bad thing.
Saturday will be another tough road test though. Syracuse always is.
Syracuse has started ACC play with a thud. Three straight losses including most recently a one point loss to Clemson. That’s not the Syracuse I picture in my head.
That picture will get a little more normal this weekend with the return of coach Jim Boeheim. However, it might be his best coaching job if he is able to get this group in the ACC race and into consideration for the Big Dance.
If so Michael Gbinje is going to have to keep playing at an elite level. A big point guard he is averaging 18 points and 4 assists while not even shooting that well.
Speaking of not shooting well Trevor Cooney has been terrible this season. He is shooting just 35% on the season and this team can not be good without him in the 40s, at least.
There is going to be a lot of emotion for this one. The Orange beat UNC at home last year in a game that had a wack 57-45 final. We could get another ugly one on Saturday as the Orange look to turn around their season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in UNC last 8 road games.
- Over is 20-7-1 in UNC last 28 Sat. games.
- Over is 37-18-1 in UNC last 56 overall.
- Under is 8-1 in SYR last 9 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- SYR are 6-23-2 ATS in their last 31 Sat. games.
Free CBB Prediction:
The environment may be hostile but this experienced UNC team should be able to thrive.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: North Carolina ATS
Even though the scoring may be down in this one UNC has enough good options to win rather easily.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: North Carolina 70 – Syracuse 59
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