North Carolina at Ohio State Free College Basketball Picks & Odds 12/20/2014
by Guy Bruhn - 12/19/2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM
United Center - Chicago, IL
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On Saturday, the #24 North Carolina Tar Heels will be facing off against the #12 Ohio State Buckeyes in a game between two of the top 25 scoring teams in the country. The Tar Heels are 1-1 on the road so far this season, and the Buckeyes are 8-0 at home.
North Carolina outscored UNC Greensboro 40-19 in the first half of their game on Tuesday, and then rolled to a 79-56 road win. The Tar Heels made nearly 50 percent of their shots in that win while also finishing with a huge 51-26 rebounding advantage.
The Tar Heels are one of the top five rebounding teams in the country through 10 games by grabbing 44.3 boards per game. Sophomore forward Kennedy Meeks is averaging 13.8 points and 9.1 rebounds per game this season while making 65.1 percent of his shot attempts. Junior forward Brice Johnson has also done well by scoring 11.3 points per game and grabbing 6.8 boards per game.
On Wednesday night, Ohio State won their fourth straight game when they beat North Carolina A&T 97-55 at home. They had a 56.5 field goal percentage in that win and their defense ended up stealing the ball 18 times.
Through their first 10 games, the Buckeyes are scoring over 84 points per game and have made 53.7 percent of their field goal attempts. Freshman guard D'Angelo Russell has had a great first year by averaging a team-high 18 points per game while dishing out 5.2 assists per game.
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
North Carolina Tar Heels are 6-4-0 Against the Spread
North Carolina Tar Heels are 4-4-0 against the Over/Under
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-5-1 Against the Spread
Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
North Carolina Tar Heels
11/14/14 G Luke Davis Stress Fracture out indefinitely
Ohio State Buckeyes
No injuries to report at this time
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio State
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