Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Tar Heels vs Orange CBB Odds
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(21-7) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Syracuse Orange (18-9)
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: UNC -4
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina came into the year as the reigning national champs but it lost a lot from last season and it was clear it would be a different sort of team this season.
There were some highs and lows early on, the lows dipping higher than the highs shot up. But Roy Williams has stayed patient and some of his young talent has started to come around in the last third of the season.
After a three-game losing streak, North Carolina has won five in a row. It’s beaten Duke at home as well as Louisville and NC State on the road. Last game’s 17-point romp of the Cardinals was the most impressive.
Cameron Johnson has scored double-digits in seven games in a row. Kenny Williams has done the same in five games and is shooting over 41 percent from three-point range.
Freshman Sterling Manley is providing quality inside scoring off the bench. The freshman is shooting close to 60 percent from the field and scored eight points against Louisville without missing a shot.
Syracuse hasn’t shown the same development as North Carolina. It has improved but such has been more of a result of the same guys gelling, rather than youth stepping up and providing a spark.
We nailed NC State a week ago when it came to the Carrier Dome and won as an underdog. After that, Syracuse won a big game at Miami with its terrific defense holding the ‘Canes, who have had offensive problems of their own this season.
It feels like Syracuse is what it is at this point. The Orange have good athletes and a strong defense. The offense is hit-or-miss depending on Tyus Battle’s ability to win his one-on-one matchup.
If the Orange get to the NCAA Tournament, it will likely be slightly under seeded but also not likely to make a deep run, either.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2 in UNC last 8 Wed. games.
- Under is 8-3 in UNC last 11 road games.
- Over is 18-8-2 in SYR last 28 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- SYR are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games.
- Under is 11-5 in SYR last 16 home games.
Free North Carolina vs. Syracuse NCAAB Prediction: North Carolina wins a close one.
I don’t think the Tar Heels will find a ton of room on offense but they have the ability to win this game with defense, too. I like them to get just enough outside shooting and extend the winning streak.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNC -4
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: North Carolina 71 – Syracuse 65
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