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ACC Tournament - NCAA Basketball Game Preview - underdogs vs at North Carolina

Pittsburgh PanthersNorth Carolina Tar Heels
24-8March 14, 2014, 02:30 | Greensboro Coliseum23-8

The North Carolina Tar Heels will try to cover the spread at Greensboro Coliseum on Friday when they face the Pittsburgh Panthers in ACC Tournament betting odds action.

Pitt has faced UNC just three times since 1995 and lost all three times. Now in the ACC tournament, oddsmakers like their chances here, opening the Panthers as just 1.5-point underdogs at BetOnline against UNC.

North Carolina battles the Panthers, currently sitting with a 24-8 mark (11-15-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-16 for the Tar Heels and 18-11 for the Panthers.

View Pittsburgh Panthers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, North Carolina sat as 0-point over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tar Heels at No. 45 and the Panthers at No. 93 heading into this contest.

Last time out for North Carolina, they were a 93-81 loser as they battled Duke on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog. North Carolina got 24 points from Marcus Paige but lost anyway, 93-81, to Duke on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Carolina's No. 8-rated squad against Pittsburgh's No. 82-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Carolina rates No. 252 in the country with 4.19 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 199 nationally with 5.22 per match.