Miami at North Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Dean E. Smith Center
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Dean E. Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 11.5 point favorites.
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Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 20-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 74.1 points per game while giving up 66.8 per contest. North Carolina has an overall record of 22-7. They are averaging 83.4 points per game and surrendering 73.4, good for a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 9-14 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 12-11 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 16-11 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 17-11 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
01/30/18 G Bruce Brown Foot is OUT 5-6 weeks
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
02/20/18 G Andrew Platek Concussion is "?" Wednesday vs Syracuse
01/30/18 G Jalek Felton Suspension is out indefinitely
Dewan Huell averages 11.6 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 71%. Lonnie Walker averages 11.5 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Luke Maye averages 18 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Joel Berry averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 74.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 174th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 96th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 141st in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 186th and 207th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 11.4 per game. The Hurricanes allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 99th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 120th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 108th place in college basketball. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 164th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 21st in the country with 83.4 points per game this year. They are 85th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 77th in college basketball. They are 1st in the nation in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.1. The Tar Heels are 249th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Tar Heels surrender 73.4 points per contest, which ranks them 206th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 83rd and 328th in those defensive statistics. They rank 292nd with 15.0 assists allowed per contest and 36th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tar Heels are 63rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game this season.
The Hurricanes are 108th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 97.5 is ranked 55th. In terms of pace they are 263rd in the country with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 107th. As a team they are 149th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 195th in Division 1. Miami is 301st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 58th in the nation.
North Carolina is 315th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 165th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 19th in the country in offensive rating with 115.2, and their defensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 143rd. In terms of pace they are 64th in Division 1 with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 105th. As a team they are 109th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 263rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina -11.5
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