Miami at North Carolina NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Dean Smith Center
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 16.5 point favorites.
Miami comes into this game with an overall record of 10-12. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 72.6 points per game while giving up 70.1 per contest. North Carolina has an overall record of 18-4. They are averaging 88.3 points per game and surrendering 73.7, good for a point differential of 14.6.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 8-14-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 8-13-1 against the over/under
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-6-2 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-11-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
02/06/19 C Ebuka Izundu Leg left last game, is questionable
01/29/19 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out for season
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
02/05/19 G Rechon Black Ankle is questionable
02/05/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is questionable
Chris Lykes comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Zach Johnson averages 13.1 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Cameron Johnson averages 16.0 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Coby White averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 72.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 195th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 182nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 196th in the nation. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 291st and 238th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 277th with 12.0 per game. The Hurricanes allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 144th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 235th and 134th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 247th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 278th place in Division 1. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 207th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 2nd in the country with 88.3 points per game this year. They are 48th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 51st in the nation. They are 1st in the NCAA in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.9. The Tar Heels are 91st in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Tar Heels surrender 73.7 points per contest, which ranks them 237th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 123rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 268th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest and 105th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tar Heels are 272nd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 104.9, which is ranked 151st. They are 215th in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 150th. As a unit they are 144th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 71st in D-1. Miami is 253rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 238th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels are 17th in the country in offensive rating with 113.8. In terms of pace they are 6th in Division 1 with 77.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 69th. As a team they are 54th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 275th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina -16.5
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