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Gamecocks open as college hoops underdog vs Tar Heels

South Carolina GamecocksNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Nov 25, 10:30 PM | Orleans Arena

South Carolina Gamecocks vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Friday when the Gamecocks of South Carolina hit the hard court against the Tar Heels of North Carolina.

The game is being played at Orleans Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Tar Heels are 4-0 so far on the season, and 2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Gamecocks, meanwhile, are 2-2 and 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Carolina go 2-1 and the Gamecocks go 1-2 on the totals.

View South Carolina vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tar Heels are listed as 20-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 235-ranked Tar Heels and the No. 169-rated Gamecocks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 92-76 win for the Tar Heels on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Carolina's No. 3-rated squad against South Carolina's No. 159-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Carolina rates No. 221 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 244 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Carolina owns the country's No. 54-rated mark, allowing 58 points per game on the highway. North Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

South Carolina was a 61-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Miss Valley State. South Carolina earned a 61-57 victory over Miss Valley State on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Malik Cooke at Colonial Life Arena.

North Carolina was a 102-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee State. They covered the 25.5–point spread as favorites. North Carolina cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Tennessee State out of the gym and running up a 102-69 score at Dean Smith Center.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Providence are 2-1
After a win are 3-7

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Wisconsin are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Gamecocks at Tar Heels trends to consider:
North Carolina is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
South Carolina home to Providence, Thursday, December 1
North Carolina home to Wisconsin, Wednesday, November 30