Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Picks


Miami Hurricanes
Miami Hurricanes
20-8 (7-4 V)
9:00 pm ET, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill
North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina Tar Heels
22-7 (12-2 H)
ESPN
 
Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Picks

North Carolina has had quite a bit to celebrate this month and there will be more of a celebration of some sort Tuesday night at the Smith Center.

It's the final home game for the No. 9 Tar Heels, who face Miami.

That makes it a bittersweet situation because senior guards Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson will say farewell.

Berry and Pinson have been members of a pair of teams that played in NCAA championship games, including winning it all last spring.

When they were about to enter college, North Carolina was waiting for the fallout from an academic scandal, so Williams is pleased how their trust in the university and program was rewarded.

This figures to be a difficult assignment for Miami.

North Carolina (22-7, 11-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) can still catch Duke for the second place and the No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament.

The Tar Heels hold a season-best six-game winning streak, withstanding a busy stretch earlier this month. They were idle from games during the past weekend after Pinson and Berry combined for 41 points in a 78-74 win at Syracuse on Wednesday.

Miami (20-8, 9-7) has won two in a row following a three-game skid after getting a 79-78 win over Boston College on Saturday. The Hurricanes are 4-4 in ACC road games.

Williams said it's possible that the Hurricanes are playing their best basketball right now.

North Carolina leads the ACC in rebounding at 43.1 rebounds per game, while Miami ranks in the bottom third of the conference in rebounding at 35.3 per contest

The Hurricanes have used a taller lineup recently, though Larranaga said Monday that the personnel groupings for this game continue to be discussed among his staff.

North Carolina has turned to a smaller lineup for stretches and that could make for some tough matchups.

Pinson had struggled with shooting from the perimeter at times this season, but he drained two 3-point baskets for the first time this season last week at Syracuse. That marked only his second game in a two-season span with more than one 3-pointer in a game.

Pinson is more of a play maker, leading the Tar Heels in assists 19 times this season and 40 times in his career.

North Carolina leads Miami 21-7 in the all-time series, though the Hurricanes won last season's meeting. They're scheduled for only one matchup again this season.

 

Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Miami Hurricanes +10 (-115) +410 153 (-105)o
North Carolina Tar Heels -10 (-105) -620 153 (-115)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: North Carolina 78, Miami 68

 


 

Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Miami Hurricanes

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 20-8 12-4 8-4 10-13 2-9 8-4 74.07 66.82 7.25
Last 10 6-4 4-2 2-2 2-8 0-6 2-2 74.30 73.60 0.70
vs Conf 9-7 5-3 4-4 5-11 1-7 4-4 73.00 72.69 0.31

North Carolina Tar Heels

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 22-7 14-2 8-5 16-11-1 11-4 5-7-1 83.45 73.45 10.00
Last 10 7-3 4-1 3-2 6-4 4-1 2-3 84.60 77.10 7.50
vs Conf 11-5 7-1 4-4 8-7-1 6-2 2-5-1 81.25 74.69 6.56

Betting Odds Trends

Miami Hurricanes

Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Miami's last 14 games
Miami is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Miami is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
Miami is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing North Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing North Carolina
Miami is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami's last 8 games when playing on the road against North Carolina

North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Carolina's last 8 games
North Carolina is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
North Carolina is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 7 games at home
North Carolina is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing Miami
North Carolina is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of North Carolina's last 8 games when playing at home against Miami

Injuries

Miami-Florida Hurricanes

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Bruce Brown G Mid March - Foot - 1/31/18 Brown has a left foot injury and is expected to miss six weeks.

North Carolina Tar Heels

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Jalek Felton G Out indefinitely - Suspension - 1/30/18 Felton is serving a suspension for an unspecified reason and his return to the team is unclear.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
3/9/17 UNC 78 MIA 53 -8.5/137.5 UNC/U
1/28/17 MIA 77 UNC 62 5.5/149 MIA/U
2/20/16 UNC 96 MIA 71 -7.5/147 UNC/O
2/28/15 MIA 64 UNC 73 1/141 UNC/U
1/8/14 UNC 57 MIA 63 -10.5/131.5 MIA/U
3/17/13 MIA 87 UNC 77 -1/137.5 MIA/O
2/9/13 MIA 87 UNC 61 -7.5/142 MIA/O
1/10/13 UNC 59 MIA 68 -4/141.5 MIA/U
2/15/12 MIA 64 UNC 73 5/146.5 UNC/U
1/10/12 UNC 73 MIA 56 -16.5/154.5 UNC/U

Miami-Florida: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS MIA FG Opp FG Reb
2/24/18 BC 79-78 (W) -6.5/145 LO 30/65 30/53 36-25
2/19/18 @ND 77-74 (W) 4.5/138.5 WO 31/58 28/53 25-31
2/17/18 SYR 55-62 (L) -4/128.5 LU 20/59 25/52 23-31
2/13/18 UVA 50-59 (L) 5.5/120.5 LU 18/47 22/48 20-25
2/10/18 @BC 70-72 (L) -2/146 LU 23/53 25/50 29-31
2/7/18 WAKE 87-81 (W) -8.5/143 LO 26/55 31/65 32-32
2/3/18 @VT 84-75 (W) 5/149 WO 29/57 29/60 39-25
1/31/18 PITT 69-57 (W) -17.5/130.5 LU 23/55 22/53 37-23
1/27/18 @FSU 94-103 (L) (OT) 5/149.5 LO 34/68 33/55 28-35
1/24/18 LOU 78-75 (W) (OT) -4.5/139 LO 24/65 27/65 48-35

North Carolina: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS UNC FG Opp FG Reb
2/21/18 @SYR 78-74 (W) -4.5/146 LO 29/65 25/58 32-31
2/17/18 @LOU 93-76 (W) -1/154 WO 36/74 28/62 41-30
2/12/18 ND 83-66 (W) -10/151.5 WU 32/60 22/58 38-25
2/10/18 @NCST 96-89 (W) -4/161.5 WO 40/71 35/64 37-20
2/8/18 DUKE 82-78 (W) -1.5/167.5 WU 30/77 30/62 41-34
2/3/18 PITT 96-65 (W) -23.5/141.5 WO 36/70 23/60 43-24
1/30/18 @CLEM 78-82 (L) -2/144.5 LO 28/62 24/61 36-31
1/27/18 NCST 91-95 (L) (OT) -12.5/161 LO 38/72 34/76 41-30
1/22/18 @VT 69-80 (L) -3.5/163.5 LU 27/63 30/63 32-34
1/20/18 GT 80-66 (W) -13.5/140 WO 28/66 29/60 42-22

 

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