Tar Heels host Horns in Chapel Hill
The North Carolina Tar Heels will be looking to get some revenge on the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday night as those schools take the floor in college basketball betting action.
The Longhorns topped the Tar Heels 85-67 as a 5-point home underdog when the teams met last December in an OVER result on the college basketball odds.
North Carolina is now just 1-4 both SU and ATS in its past five games against Texas.
The Tar Heels currently sports a 7-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-3 ATS. The Longhorns are 9-1 and 5-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tar Heels produce a 4-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Longhorns have gone 3-4 against the number.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, North Carolina sat as -11.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
The Tar Heels - Longhorns odds would favor the Tar Heels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Carolina is rated No. 42 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 66.
North Carolina was an 82-77 winner in their most recent outing at home against Kentucky. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Marcus Paige scored 23 points leading the Tar Heels to an 82-77 victory over Kentucky at Dean Smith Center on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Carolina's No. 31-rated squad against Texas's No. 10-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Carolina rates No. 254 in the country with 2.78 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 183 nationally with 5.2 per match.
Texas home to Michigan State, Saturday, December 21st
North Carolina at Davidson, Saturday, December 21st