Miami vs North Carolina predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina -5
The Miami Hurricanes head to Dean Smith Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 5 point favorites.
Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-8. They currently have a point differential of -2.3 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 74.1 per game. North Carolina has an overall record of 8-10. They are averaging 70.1 points per game and surrendering 71.1, good for a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 9-9-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 11-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-13-0 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-10-1 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/08/20 F Keith Stone Knee is out indefinitely
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
12/15/19 G Cole Anthony Knee is out indefinitely
01/24/20 G Brandon Robinson Neck is questionable Saturday vs Miami Florida
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
Dejan Vasiljevic averages 14.6 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 97%. Chris Lykes comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night. He grabs 1.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Garrison Brooks averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 9.4 rebounds per game and dishes 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Armando Bacot scores 10.2 points per contest while playing 23.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes allow 74.1 points per contest which is 289th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 295th and 239th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 317th, and they allow 15.4 assists per game which puts them in 320th place in D-1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 71st in Division 1. Miami averages 71.8 points per contest, which is 168th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 156th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 95th in the nation. They average 33.8 boards per contest and 10.5 assists per game, which ranks them 276th and 328th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 285th with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tar Heels give up 71.1 points per game, which ranks them 228th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 103rd and 246th in those defensive statistics. They rank 267th with 13.9 dimes allowed per game and 160th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Tar Heels are 25th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest. North Carolina is 217th in the country with 70.1 points per contest this season. They are 325th in D-1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 320th in the country. They are 1st in the nation in rebounding with 43.8 boards per contest and 116th in assists per game with 14.1. The Tar Heels are 205th in turnovers per contest with 13.2.
The Hurricanes are 154th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.7. In terms of pace they are 231st in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 156th. As a team they are 163rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 222nd in Division 1. Miami is 269th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 270th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 97.6, which is ranked 258th. They are 143rd in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 336th. As a unit they are 337th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 308th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Miami +5 and over 148 total points
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