North Carolina at Miami NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 6 point favorites.
North Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 13-4. They currently have a point differential of 14.2 as they are averaging 87.4 points per game while giving up 73.2 per contest. Miami has an overall record of 9-7. They are averaging 76.5 points per game and surrendering 70.1, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-6-2 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
01/18/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is questionable Saturday vs Miami Florida
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
11/09/18 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out indefinitely
Cameron Johnson comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Luke Maye averages 14.4 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 10.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Chris Lykes averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Zach Johnson averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 87.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 99th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 109th with 14.2 per game. The Tar Heels allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 225th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 75th and 90th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 157th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 241st place in Division 1. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 285th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 109th in the country with 76.5 points per game this year. They are 123rd in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 91st in the nation. They are 235th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 186th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Hurricanes are 259th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Hurricanes surrender 70.1 points per contest, which ranks them 146th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 157th and 52nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 213th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest and 270th with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 209th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 111.6, which is ranked 48th. They are 6th in college basketball in pace with 78.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 139th. As a unit they are 110th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 296th in D-1. North Carolina is 250th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 240th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes are 104th in the country in offensive rating with 107.7. In terms of pace they are 133rd in Division 1 with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 91st. As a team they are 85th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 91st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami +6
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