Saturday, December 12, 2015
Frank Erwin Center
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The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Frank Erwin Center to play the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
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The Tar Heels come into this game with an overall record of 7-1 and a road record of 0-1. They are 3-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4. The Longhorns have an overall record of 5-3 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 4-3 and they are 2-5 against the spread.
Marcus Paige comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Tar Heels. He pulls down 2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 60%. Justin Jackson averages 14 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for North Carolina. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Isaiah Taylor averages 13.3 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the Longhorns. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Cameron Ridley averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 72% and his free throw percentage is 41%.
North Carolina averages 84.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 110th in the country. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 75th with 11.6 per game. The Tar Heels allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 109th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 84th and 275th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 135th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 142nd in the Division 1.
Texas averages 77.5 points per game this year which ranks them 87th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 113th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 101st in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 125th and 182nd respectively. In the turnover department the Longhorns rank 173rd with 13 per game. The Longhorns allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 88th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 44th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 235th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 60th place in the nation. The Longhorns force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 43rd in college basketball.
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-3 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 4-4 against the over/under
Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 2-5 against the spread
The Texas Longhorns are 4-3 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
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Texas Longhorns Injuries
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