Saturday, January 28, 2017
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The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to BankUnited Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 5 point favorites.
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The Tar Heels come into this game with an overall record of 18-3 and a road record of 4-2. They are 10-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-11. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 13-6 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 5-11 and they are 4-13 against the spread.
Justin Jackson comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Tar Heels. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Joel Berry averages 15.5 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for North Carolina. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Davon Reed averages 15.5 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hurricanes. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Ja'Quan Newton averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
North Carolina averages 88.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 51st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 64th in the country. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 154th with 13.2 per game. The Tar Heels allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 141st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 117th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 31st and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 60th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in Division 1.
Miami averages 72.6 points per game this year which ranks them 181st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 73rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 87th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest which ranks them 48th and 261st respectively. In the turnover department the Hurricanes rank 205th with 13.7 per game. The Hurricanes allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 47th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the nation. The Hurricanes force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in college basketball.
The Tar Heels average 85.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 90.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 per contest. The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 117.5 and they assist on 57.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. North Carolina turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 59.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 43%. The Tar Heels give up 78.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hurricanes score 76.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.2 points per game. The Hurricanes have a rating on offense of 108.2 and 45.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.1 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Miami turns it over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36.2%. The Hurricanes give up 60.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81 points per game in their past 3 contests.
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-9 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-11 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 4-13 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-11 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
11/25/16 G Rashad Muhammad Disciplinary has left team
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina -5
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