UNC vs Indiana Odds: College Hoops

The North Carolina Tar Heels will travel to Indiana to take on the top-ranked Hoosiers on Tuesday night in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge betting matchup at the sportsbooks.

North Carolina failed to pay off on the college basketball betting lines in each of its last three games against Indiana, including a 70-63 road victory in Bloomington in 2004 when they were a big 13-point favorite on the college hoops odds.

Supporters of the Tar Heels have watched them go 5-1 and 4-1 ATS on the year, while the Hoosiers are at 6-0 and 5-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Hoosiers are 3-1, while the Tar Heels have a 2-3 mark.

View North Carolina vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Indiana opened as 7.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 40-ranked Hoosiers and the No. 5-rated Tar Heels in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 106-96 win for the Hoosiers on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 3 nationally ranked offense (88.7 points per game) against a Tar Heels defense that sits as the No. 117 at 63.2 PPG. The Hoosiers have been averaging 52.5% from the field, more than the Tar Heels have managed so far this season (47.1% on average).

Defensively, North Carolina features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 nationally in scoring at home.

North Carolina was a 112-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Chaminade. They covered the 22-point spread as favorites. The Tar Heels blew out Chaminade on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 112-70 win at Lahaina Civic Center.

In their last action, Indiana was a 101-53 winner at home against Ball State. They covered the 27.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Hoosiers and Cardinals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Ball State was handed a 101-53 defeat on Sunday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing UAB are 1-0
After playing Chaminade are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Coppin State are 1-0
After playing Ball State are 4-3
After a win are 8-2

 

A few Tar Heels at Hoosiers trends to consider:
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
North Carolina home to UAB, Saturday, December 1
Indiana home to Coppin State, Saturday, December 1