Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 2/13/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Monday, February 13, 2023
Location: Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+4)
Dean E. Smith Center is the location where the North Carolina Tar Heels (16-9) will take on the Miami Hurricanes (19-5) on Monday. North Carolina is 4-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 153.5.
The Miami Hurricanes stepped onto the hardwood against Louisville and walked away with a win by a score of 93-85 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Hurricanes ended up walking away with 14 and Louisville totaled 23 fouls. They also made 10 out of their 23 shots from long range. Louisville ended up going 81.8% from the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of their 11 shots. In addition, Louisville had 20 rebounds (6 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Louisville distributed 12 dimes and had 3 steals in the game. In the matter of the defense, Miami allowed 57.9% from the field on 33 out of 57 shooting. They also dished out 20 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. In reference to rebounding, they earned 28 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Hurricanes converted 23 of 27 attempts for a percentage of 85.2%. Miami finished having earned a 53.4% FG percentage (31 of 58) and made 8 of their 20 3-point attempts.
Nijel Pack is one guy who was a major contributor for the game. He finished with 22 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 30 mins and grabbed 3 rebounds. He finished the game at 57.1% from the floor and distributed 2 assists.
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Miami heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 19-5 for the year. They are giving up possession 11.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 14.7 fouls per game. As a unit, Miami is snagging 34.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 362 assists so far this year, which is 113th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Hurricanes are connecting on 36.1% on 3-point shots (185 of 512) and 76.9% from the free throw line. They average 78.9 pts per contest (31st in the nation) while going 48.4% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hurricanes are able to force 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.1% from 3-point land while they are 219th in college hoops in points per game allowed (70.9). The Hurricanes are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.1% (635 of 1,439) and they concede 32.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 220th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 335 surrendered for the year.
In their last game, the North Carolina Tar Heels took home the win by a final score of 91-71 against Clemson. The Tar Heels pulled down 23 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 33 for the game. They also gave up possession 7 times, while getting 4 steals in the matchup. Clemson earned 18 personal fouls in the game which got the Tar Heels to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a clip of 80.0%. In regard to 3-pointers, North Carolina made 15 of their 33 tries (45.5%). When the game finished, the Tar Heels shot 32 for 67 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.8%. The Tar Heels allowed Clemson to make 24 of 53 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 45.3% for this game. They shot 35.0% from distance via 7 out of 20 and ended up shooting 16 of 18 at the free throw line (88.9%). With respect to team rebounding, North Carolina allowed Clemson to collect 31 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Caleb Love was important for the Tar Heels for this contest. He made 7 out of 12 in the matchup giving him a rate of 58.3%, and accumulated 1 rebound. He tallied 23 points in his 34 mins of playing time and accumulated 5 dimes for the contest.
North Carolina has a win-loss mark of 16-9 on the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tar Heels are shooting 44.3% from the field, which is 202nd in college basketball. North Carolina has accounted for 1,961 pts on the season (78.4 per game) and they collect 39.6 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 12.5 times per game (235th in the country) and they are turning it over 10.8 times per contest. The Tar Heels are committing 17.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.9% from the free throw line.
The Tar Heels on defense are ranked 252nd in Division 1 in points given up per game with 72.2. They are forcing their opponents into 11.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.6% from the field (185th in college basketball). The North Carolina defense concedes 33.5% from downtown (173 of 516) and their opponents are converting on 70.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 11.7 assists and 34.5 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 106th and 209th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take North Carolina (-4)
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