Michigan at North Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/29/2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Dean E. Smith Center
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The Michigan Wolverines head to Dean E. Smith Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 9 point favorites.
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Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 18.6 as they are averaging 78.7 points per contest while giving up 60.1 per game. North Carolina has an overall record of 5-1. They are averaging 84.8 points per game and surrendering 71.8, good for a point differential of 13.0.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-2 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
11/15/17 G Cameron Johnson Knee is out indefinitely
Charles Matthews averages 16.7 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 56%. Moritz Wagner averages 15.3 points per contest in 25.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 8.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Luke Maye scores 19 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 10 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 48%. Joel Berry averages 15 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan averages 78.7 points per contest this year, which is 135th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 40th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 131st in Division 1. They average 33.6 boards per contest and 16.6 assists per game, which ranks them 286th and 61st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 347th with 9.1 per game. The Wolverines allow 60.1 points per contest, which is 21st in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 146th and 263rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 40th, and they allow 9.1 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in college basketball. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 43rd in the country with 84.8 points per contest this season. They are 137th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 13.0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 167th in Division 1. They are 19th in the country in rebounding with 43.2 boards per contest and 46th in assists per game with 17.3. The Tar Heels are 233rd in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Tar Heels give up 71.8 points per game, which ranks them 176th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 112th and 321st in those defensive statistics. They rank 258th with 14.5 dimes allowed per game and 140th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Tar Heels are 240th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Wolverines are 76th in the country in defensive rating with 92.3, and their offensive rating of 120.8 is ranked 14th. They are 343rd in college basketball in pace with 65.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 22nd. As a unit they are 39th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 49th in D-1. Michigan is 341st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 127th in the country.
North Carolina is 300th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 177th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 102nd in the country in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 93.3 is ranked 87th. In terms of pace they are 35th in Division 1 with 76.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 193rd. As a team they are 175th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 312th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan +9
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