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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Monmouth Hawks Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Monmouth Hawks taking on the North Carolina Tar Heels Wednesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Monmouth Hawks were listed as 18.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Monmouth Hawks vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 11-2 and 7-6 ATS North Carolina Tar Heels will face the 10-2 Monmouth Hawks, who own a 4-4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the North Carolina Tar Heels are 4-9 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Monmouth Hawks are 5-4.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 75-ranked Monmouth Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features North Carolina's No. 12-ranked scoring average of 88.69 PPG, against a Monmouth Hawks defense rated No. 179 and allowing 73.08 PPG. The North Carolina Tar Heels FG% has averaged 49.05% to date this season, more than the Monmouth Hawks shooters have managed so far (43.85% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Monmouth got 25 points and 25 rebounds from Je'lon Hornbeak en route to a 96-90 victory over Princeton on Tuesday at Multipurpose Activity Center.

North Carolina cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Northern Iowa out of the gym and running up a 85-42 score at Dean Smith Center.

Betting Trends
  • Monmouth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Monmouth is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games
  • North Carolina is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Monmouth home to Rider, Saturday, December 31st
North Carolina at Georgia Tech, Saturday, December 31st

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