North Carolina Tar Heels vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Harrah's Cherokee Center in Asheville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina (-12.5)
The North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0) head to Harrah's Cherokee Center on Monday where they'll meet the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (0-1). North Carolina opens this matchup as 12.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 151.
North Carolina will take the court with a win-loss mark of 1-0 on the season. The Tar Heels are hitting 22.2% on 3-point shots (4 of 18) and 79.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 79 points per game (94th in Division 1) while hitting 39.4% from the floor. They turn the ball over 9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16 fouls every game. As a unit, North Carolina is pulling in 49.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 12 dimes this season, which is 217th in the country in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Tar Heels are able to force 15 turnovers per contest and they draw 20 fouls. They give up 34.8% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 155th in the nation in opponents points per game (60). The Tar Heels defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 40.0% (24 of 60) and they concede 34 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 161st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 13 surrendered this year.
The North Carolina Tar Heels faced the Charleston Cougars and took home the win by a score of 79-60 in their last game. North Carolina finished the game with a 39.4% FG percentage (28 out of 71) and buried 4 out of their 18 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Tar Heels converted 19 of their 24 shots for a rate of 79.2%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 46 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 12 dimes for this contest as well as having 10 steals and 9 blocked shots. In regard to defense, North Carolina allowed the other team to go 39.4% from the floor on 28 out of 71. Charleston distributed 13 dimes and 5 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Cougars snagged 31 rebounds (6 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 9 rejections. Charleston finished the contest at 40.0% at the free throw line by converting 4 of 10 attempts. They also knocked down 8 of 23 shots from distance.
Garrison Brooks is a guy who came through in the matchup. He accounted for 6 points on 3 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 28 minutes and collected 11 rebounds. Brooks went 30.0% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Tar Heels was Leaky Black. He snagged 2 boards and also accumulated 3 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 25.0% from the floor for the game by going 2-of-8 (4 points). At the conclusion of this game, Black saw the court for 28 min.
UNLV has a record of 0-1 for the campaign. As an offense, the Runnin' Rebels are shooting 45.5% from the field, which has them ranked 108th in D-1. UNLV has totaled 78 pts for the campaign and they average 29 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 18 times per contest (43rd in the country) and they turn it over 18 times per game. The Runnin' Rebels commit 24 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 81.0% from the charity stripe. The Runnin' Rebels on defense are ranked 343rd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 91. They have forced 13 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 55.6% from the floor (347th in college hoops). The UNLV defense gives up 55.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (10 of 18) and their opposition knocks down 87.5% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 19 assists and 30 boards per game, which ranks them 332nd and 149th in those defensive categories.
In their last game, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels took a loss by a final score of 91-78 when they faced the Montana State Bobcats. The Runnin' Rebels were able to collect 19 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 26 in this contest. They turned away 3 tries while recording 4 steals for the game. The Bobcats committed 18 fouls in this matchup which took the Runnin' Rebels to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They were able to bury 17 of the free throws for a clip of 81.0%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, UNLV converted 11 of their 25 tries (44.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Runnin' Rebels shot 25 out of 55 from the field which had them shooting 45.5%. The Runnin' Rebels permitted the Bobcats to bury 30 of their 54 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 55.6% in this contest. They went 55.6% from distance by shooting 10 of 18 and finished the game at 21 of 24 from the free throw line (87.5%). In the matter of team rebounding, UNLV permitted Montana State to grab 27 in total (4 offensive).
Bryce Hamilton ended up playing a lot for the Runnin' Rebels in the game. He converted 10 of 19 in this contest for a field goal rate of 52.6%, which gave him 27 points. Hamilton collected 8 rebounds in his 39 minutes played and tallied 4 dimes for this game. Another guy who saw a lot of court time for UNLV was Caleb Grill. He ended up scoring 13 points in 34 minutes played by way of 3 out of 8 from the floor in the matchup. Grill wrapped this one up going 37.5% from the floor in addition to totaling 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take UNLV (+12.5) and under 151 points
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