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College basketball point spread favors Tar Heels in battle with Spartans

UNC Greensboro SpartansNorth Carolina Tar Heels
4-4December 07, 2013, 07:00 | Dean Smith Center5-2

UNC Greensboro pays a visit to North Carolina on Saturday, hoping to send the Tar Heels to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Dean Smith Center.

Supporters of the Spartans have watched them go 4-4 and 1-2-1 ATS on the year, while the Tar Heels are at 5-2 and 4-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Tar Heels are 3-4, while the Spartans have a 3-1 mark.

View UNC Greensboro Spartans vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Spartans were listed as 27-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Tar Heels sit at No. 111 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Spartans sit at No. 195 on the same chart.

In their last action, North Carolina was a 79-65 winner on the road against Michigan State. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. Kennedy Meeks scored 15 points leading the Tar Heels to a 79-65 victory over Michigan State at Breslin Center on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 92 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.38 per game. That compares with North Carolina’s No. 32 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina is college basketball's No. 254-ranked team at 3.14 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 85 with 7 per game.

A few Spartans at Tar Heels trends to consider:
UNC Greensboro is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
North Carolina is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
North Carolina is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home
North Carolina is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
UNC Greensboro home to CLAFLIN SC, Wednesday, December 11th
North Carolina at Kentucky, Saturday, December 14th