Free NCAAB Pick: Hurricanes vs Tar Heels NCAAB Odds
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(10-12) Miami Hurricanes vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (18-4)
Date: Saturday, February 9
Time: 12:00PM EST
Venue: Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NCAAB Moneyline Odds: off
NCAAB Betting Odds: Tar Heels -16.5
NCAAB Betting Total: 157
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The North Carolina Tar Heels have been on a roll lately in winning six straight games. Also, the Tar Heels were able to pick up yet another victory in their last outing versus the NC State Wolfpack as this propelled them to third place within the ACC. Currently, they are only four games behind the Duke Blue Devils.
The Miami Hurricanes have dropped 8 of their last 10 games.
However, they halted a six-game skid versus the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at home in their last outing. And while the offense struggled, its defense allowed just 32% shooting while forcing 14 turnovers in the win.
North Carolina Tar Heels
Despite giving up 51% shooting for the Wolfpack while committing 17 turnovers on the night, UNC was able to shoot 57% as a team as they continued to string together tough victories within conference. However, the defense for the Heels must perform better if they are to win, moving forward, with contests with Duke and UVA looming.
The Tar Heels possesses more than one player that can impact a game. Luke Maye (15 ppg, 10 rebs) poured in 31 points in their win over the Wolfpack while Coby White (15 ppg, 4 ass) also pumped in 21 points as well.
Cameron Johnson (116 ppg, 5 rebs) has also stepped up his average to 20 points per game in the last four outings for UNC. On the other hand, Kenny Williams (9 ppg) has also upped his average lately in recording double-digits in four of the last five games for UNC.
The Miami Hurricanes received 15 points from Dejan Vasiljevic (11 ppg, 5 rebs) as he also pulled down 10 boards on the night verus the Fighting Irish.
Ebuka Izundu (11 ppg, 9 rebs) posted 17 points along with 9 boards in their win as well. Chris Lykes (17 ppg), leading scorer, has struggled during a disastrous stretch for Miami in averaging just 11 points per game in the last five for the Canes.
In all, Miami has struggled on both sides of the floor this season as inconsistency on offense has led to them being only 2-10 in the ACC.
Furthermore, they have also dropped four straight road games as their average loss was by 15 points.
The Hurricanes will be looking to atone for last month’s loss to UNC by nine points. Also, look for the Hurricanes to look to extend their momentum from their win over the Irish in taking down a Tar Heels team that continues to dominate at home. .
NCAAB Betting Trends:
- Under is 23-8-1 in MIA last 32 Sat. games
- MIA is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Sat. games
- MIA is 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games overall
- Under is 9-3 in UNC last 12 overall
- Under is 10-4 in UNC last 14 vs. Atlantic Coast.
Free Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels NCAAB Prediction:
As stated, North Carolina has been much too dominant at home to allow the Hurricanes to pull out a win on Saturday in an all-important ACC matchup.
Also, the Heels will be looking to maintain pressure on 2nd place Duke as they will bring the focus to pick up their fourth straight home win. Look for the home team to push the pace to catch Miami on its heels throughout.
Also, look for their defense to take advantage of an offensively challenged team in the Hurricanes as well as UNC will pick up a blowout, 91-77 win in the end.
4* Free NCAAB Betting Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels -11
I will back UNC and the points in this contest as the Hurricanes have been huge losers away from home in their most recent outings. Of course, one can look for this to be the case on Saturday as well as the home team will control of the pace of this game throughout.
Also, their ability to get max production from their bevy of playmakers will also spur the Tar Heels to the blowout victory.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Hurricanes 77 – Tar Heels 91
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