UNC vs. Richmond at Mohegan Sun
The No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels will be in action at the Hall of Fame Tipoff event at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday afternoon as they take on the Richmond Spiders.
North Carolina and Richmond haven't met since November 1997, when the Tar Heels won 84-65 as a 14-point road favorite on the college basketball odds at the sportsbooks.
UNC was upset 83-80 by Belmont as a 14-point favorite last time out.
The Tar Heels bring a 2-1 record (1-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-1 Spiders, who are 1-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed North Carolina go 1-2 so far and the Spiders go 1-3.
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 37-ranked Tar Heels and the No. 112-rated Spiders in this matchup.
Richmond was a 74-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hofstra. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as favorites. The Spiders got a terrific 26-point effort from Cedrick Lindsay as Richmond defeated Hofstra 74-63 on Tuesday at Robins Center.
In their last action, North Carolina was an 83-80 loser at home against Belmont. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites. The Tar Heels got a 27-point effort from James Michael McAdoo, who added 13 rebounds, but Belmont still managed to defeat North Carolinan 83-80 Sunday at Dean Smith Center.
A few Spiders at Tar Heels trends to consider:
North Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
North Carolina is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Richmond is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Richmond is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Richmond at Air Force, Wednesday, November 27th
North Carolina at UAB, Sunday, December 1st