Friday, March 25, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Indiana Hoosiers travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Friday, March 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 158.5.
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The Hoosiers come into this game with an overall record of 25-6 and a road record of 6-4. They are 19-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-16. The Tar Heels have an overall record of 25-6 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 16-15 and they are 16-18 against the spread.
Yogi Ferrell comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Hoosiers. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Troy Williams averages 13 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Brice Johnson averages 16.8 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Joel Berry averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Indiana averages 82.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 5th in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game which ranks them 113th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 259th with 13.5 per game. The Hoosiers allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 200th and 116th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 80th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 115th in the Division 1.
North Carolina averages 82.4 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 307th in the nation. They average 41 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 33rd with 10.9 per game. The Tar Heels allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 101st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 223rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 46th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 40th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in college basketball.
The Hoosiers average 76.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 119.3 and they assist on 54.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 59%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.9%. The Hoosiers give up 73 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tar Heels score 86.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 13 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.2 points per game. The Tar Heels have a rating on offense of 116.3 and 57.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. North Carolina turns it over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 39.3%. The Tar Heels give up 67.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 19-15 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 15-16 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 16-18 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 16-15 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/13/15 G Josh Newkirk Eligibility out for season
03/21/16 F Juwan Morgan Shoulder is upgraded to probable Friday vs. North Carolina
03/21/16 G Robert Johnson Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs. North Carolina
01/05/16 G James Blackmon Jr Knee out for season
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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