Sunday, December 11, 2016
Dean Smith Center
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The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 20 point favorites.
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The Volunteers come into this game with an overall record of 4-3. They are 4-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3. The Tar Heels have an overall record of 9-1 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 2-7 and they are 5-4 against the spread.
Robert Hubbs comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Volunteers. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 96%. Lamonte Turner averages 10.4 points per game in 22 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Tennessee. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Justin Jackson averages 16.4 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Joel Berry averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Tennessee averages 78.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 154th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 160th in the country. They average 36 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 159th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 252nd with 14.8 per game. The Volunteers allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 154th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 108th and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 157th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 127th place in the country. They force 18.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in Division 1.
North Carolina averages 87.9 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 21.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 32nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 36th in the nation. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 186th with 13.9 per game. The Tar Heels allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 68th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 55th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 34th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in college basketball.
The Volunteers average 63.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 19.7 per contest. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 109.1 and they assist on 52.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Tennessee turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.2%. The Volunteers give up 71.5 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 92 ppg at home and they have averaged 81.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 30 points per game. The Tar Heels have a rating on offense of 119.3 and 59.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 75 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. North Carolina turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 60% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 43.4%. The Tar Heels give up 62 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-2 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 2-3 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-4 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 2-7 against the over/under
Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
12/03/16 G Jordan Bone Foot "?"
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/06/16 G Joel Berry II Ankle expected to miss Wednesday vs. Davidson
11/05/16 F Theo Pinson Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina -20
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