Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Dean Smith Center
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The UNI Panthers travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 5-5 and a road record of 0-2. They are 3-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5. The Tar Heels have an overall record of 10-2 and a home record of 5-0. They have an over/under record of 3-8 and they are 5-6 against the spread.
Jeremy Morgan comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Spencer Haldeman averages 10.2 points per game in 23.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for UNI. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Justin Jackson averages 17.1 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Joel Berry averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
UNI averages 65.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 296th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team which has them ranked 320th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 84th in the country. They average 29.8 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game which ranks them 342nd and 307th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 11.2 per game. The Panthers allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 153rd and 197th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 265th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 147th place in the country. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in Division 1.
North Carolina averages 87.6 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 43rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 61st in the nation. They average 44 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 135th with 13.1 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 66th and 83rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 59th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in college basketball.
The Panthers average 62.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.3 per contest. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 98.5 and they assist on 52.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 49% of their shots. UNI turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 45.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 20.9%. The Panthers give up 68.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tar Heels score 88.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 85.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 24.4 points per game. The Tar Heels have a rating on offense of 118.7 and 57.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 75 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. North Carolina turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 42.7%. The Tar Heels give up 63.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UNI Panthers Betting Trends
The UNI Panthers are 3-6 against the spread
The UNI Panthers are 4-5 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-6 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-8 against the over/under
UNI Panthers Injuries
No key injuries to report
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/17/16 G Joel Berry II Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Kentucky
11/05/16 F Theo Pinson Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina
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