Saturday, January 9, 2016
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The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, January 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 7 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 14-2 and a road record of 1-2. They are 6-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-4. The Orange have an overall record of 10-6 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 8-7 and they are 6-9 against the spread.
Brice Johnson comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Tar Heels. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Marcus Paige averages 16.3 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for North Carolina. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Michael Gbinije averages 18 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Trevor Cooney averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
North Carolina averages 87.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 171st in the country. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 33rd with 10.9 per game. The Tar Heels allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 170th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 127th and 321st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 100th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 134th in the Division 1.
Syracuse averages 70.8 points per game this year which ranks them 203rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 245th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 131st in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 173rd and 133rd respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 63rd with 11.6 per game. The Orange allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 47th and 39th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 266th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 287th place in the nation. The Orange force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 108th in college basketball.
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 6-8 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 12-4 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 6-9 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 8-7 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
01/08/16 F Kennedy Meeks Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Syracuse
Syracuse Orange Injuries
01/05/16 G Franklin Howard Virus "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina
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