Saturday, February 20, 2016
Dean Smith Center
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Hurricanes come into this game with an overall record of 21-4 and a road record of 5-3. They are 15-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-13. The Tar Heels have an overall record of 21-5 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 14-12 and they are 9-15 against the spread.
Sheldon McClellan comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Hurricanes. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Angel Rodriguez averages 11.5 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Brice Johnson averages 16.9 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Marcus Paige averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Miami averages 77 points per contest this season which ranks them 70th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 122nd in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 159th and 172nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 10.8 per game. The Hurricanes allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 80th and 93rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 59th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 207th in the Division 1.
North Carolina averages 83.4 points per game this year which ranks them 8th 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 21st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 316th in the nation. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 28th with 10.9 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 133rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 72nd and 282nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 58th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 72nd place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 93rd in college basketball.
The Hurricanes average 77.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 114.2 and they assist on 49.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.5%. The Hurricanes give up 68.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tar Heels score 86.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.7 points per game. The Tar Heels have a rating on offense of 116.2 and 59.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.8 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 26% of their shots. North Carolina turns it over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.1%. The Tar Heels give up 67.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 15-8 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 11-13 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-15 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-12 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
02/19/16 G Ja'Quan Newton Illness probable Saturday vs. North Carolina
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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