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College basketball point spread favors Tar Heels in battle with Norse

Northern Kentucky NorseNorth Carolina Tar Heels
4-7December 27, 2013, 07:00 | Dean Smith Center7-3

Dean Smith Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host North Carolina Tar Heels and the visiting Northern Kentucky Norse in college hoops action on Friday.

This season, the Tar Heels are 7-3 overall and 6-4 ATS, while the Norse are 4-7 and 0-2 ATS. As for the totals, North Carolina boasts a 5-5 on the OU, and Northern Kentucky is 1-1.

View Northern Kentucky Norse vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Tar Heels installed as -27.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Tar Heels sit at No. 59 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Norse sit at No. 262 on the same chart.

Northern Kentucky was a 72-65 winner in its last match at home against Navy. Todd Johnson scored 16 points leading the Norse to a 72-65 victory over Navy at The Bank of Kentucky Center on Saturday.

Last time out for North Carolina, they were a 97-85 winner as they battled Davidson at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 18-point favorite. North Carolina got 22 points and 11 rebounds from J.P. Tokoto en route to a 97-85 victory over Davidson on Saturday at Dean Smith Center.

A few Norse at Tar Heels trends to consider:
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
Northern Kentucky at Florida Gulf Coast, Monday, December 30th
North Carolina at UNC Wilmington, Tuesday, December 31st