Harvard at North Carolina College Basketball Parlay 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Dean Smith Center
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The Harvard Crimson head to Dean Smith Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 19 point favorites.
Harvard heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-5. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 70.5 points per contest while giving up 68.3 per game. North Carolina has an overall record of 9-3. They are averaging 91.4 points per game and surrendering 74.4, good for a point differential of 17.0.
Valuable Harvard Crimson Betting Trends
The Harvard Crimson are 5-5-0 against the spread this season
The Harvard Crimson are 7-2-1 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 6-4-2 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Harvard Crimson Injuries
11/08/18 G Bryce Aiken Knee is out indefinitely
11/08/18 F Seth Towns Knee is out indefinitely
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Justin Bassey averages 10.5 points per contest in 28.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 55%. Noah Kirkwood comes into this game averaging 10.5 points per contest while playing 21.7 minutes per night. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Luke Maye averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 10.0 rebounds per game and dishes 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Cameron Johnson scores 16.7 points per contest while playing 27.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson allow 68.3 points per contest which is 102nd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 181st and 248th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 10.9 assists per game which puts them in 50th place in D-1. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 43rd in Division 1. Harvard averages 70.5 points per contest, which is 272nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 41st. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 85th in the nation. They average 34.8 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 252nd and 185th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 18th with 16.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tar Heels give up 74.4 points per game, which ranks them 245th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 86th and 130th in those defensive statistics. They rank 235th with 13.9 dimes allowed per game and 90th with 33.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Tar Heels are 277th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest. North Carolina is 5th in the country with 91.4 points per contest this season. They are 42nd in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 17.0. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 75th in the country. They are 3rd in the nation in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 19.8. The Tar Heels are 109th in turnovers per contest with 14.3.
The Crimson have an offensive rating of 103.5, which is ranked 195th. They are 288th in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 24th. As a unit they are 51st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 69th in D-1. Harvard is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21.4 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 240th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels are 24th in the country in offensive rating with 115.4. In terms of pace they are 7th in Division 1 with 79.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 69th. As a team they are 55th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 303rd in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Harvard +19 and over 157 total points
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