Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Buckeyes vs Tar Heels CBB Odds
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(10-3) Ohio State Buckeyes vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (10-2)
Date: Saturday, December 23 2017
Time: 1:30 PM ET
Venue: Smoothie King Center,New Orleans, Louisiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Heels -6.5
CBB Betting Total: 156
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I know this one looks good on paper but to me Ohio State is no more a basketball school than North Carolina is a football one. They have their moments but they are certainly not expected to challenge in the B10 this season.
At Carolina they have to be a little concerned about their recent upset but given the way the season has been going it might just have been their turn.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State has won their last five including solid conference wins against Michigan and Wisconsin. Unfortunately those programs are a little down this season.
Senior forward Keita Bates-Diop is finally living up to expectations leading the team in scoring and rebounding with 18 and 9. His shooting is better than it has ever been.
Jae’Sean Tate is still one of the fiercest players around but his numbers are down. It might be a system or a usage thing but he just hasn’t been the same factor.
Freshman Kaleb Wesson is a beast. Carolina always has quality size and at 270 pounds he makes sure the Buckeyes are not going to get pushed around.
North Carolina Tar Heels
Wofford. Enough said right. With all due respect UNC should not lose to the Terriers. Especially after a nice win at Tennessee. Now they have to get back on track.
It is nice to see Luke Maye put up big numbers but Joel Berry was supposed to be a POY contender. He is making only 37% of his shots from the field, the lowest of his career.
Speaking of Maye, who really saw this coming. He was kind of a role player as they won the title last year but this season he could be POY with his 19/11 averages.
Theo Pinson gives them great defense and some playmaking but please stop shooting. He has made only 2 of 23 three pointers this season. That’s less than 10%
CBB Betting Trends:
- OSU are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Sat. games.
- Under is 20-8 in OSU last 28 non-conference games.
- Under is 11-5 in UNC last 16 vs. Big Ten.
Free Ohio State Buckeyes vs. North Carolina Tar Heels NCAAB Prediction:
This could be a buying opportunity if you are backing Carolina. Kind of a weird spot with the game down in NOLA right before Christmas.
I like the new OSU coach and his ability to get them up for this one but if UNC plays like it can they should win, relatively easily.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Tar Heels ATS
I expect the Tar Heels to be -7 or -8 here. I would play them all the way to -10.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: North Carolina 83 – Ohio State 71
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