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Texas LonghornsNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Dec 21, 7:00 PM | Dean Smith Center

Texas Longhorns vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds

9-2TEAM RECORD10-2

Dean Smith Center features an NCAAB clash between the host North Carolina Tar Heels and the visiting Texas Longhorns in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Longhorns will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Tar Heels are 6-5 ATS. Texas is 3-3 on the totals; North Carolina is 5-5-1.

View Texas vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
North Carolina opened as 12-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Tar Heels, most recently No. 5 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Longhorns, who rate No. 42 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 93-92 victory for the Tar Heels.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Longhorns rank No. 35 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.5 per game. That compares with North Carolina’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina is college basketball's No. 227-ranked team at 5.6 per game, while the Longhorns rate No. 133 with 6.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas owns the country's No. 297-rated mark, allowing 79.5 points per game on the highway. North Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Texas won its last outing, a 77-65 result against Temple on December 17. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Texas earned a 77-65 victory over Temple on Saturday, getting 23 points from J'Covan Brown at Frank Erwin Center.

North Carolina won its last outing, a 99-49 result against Nicholls State on December 19. They covered in that game as a 38.5-point favorite. North Carolina cruised to victory on Monday, running Nicholls State out of the gym and running up a 99-49 score at Dean Smith Center.

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Rice are 6-1
After a win are 7-3

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Nicholls State are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Longhorns at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Texas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 12 games on the road
Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games
North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Texas home to Rice, Saturday, December 31
North Carolina home to Elon, Thursday, December 29

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