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Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels College Basketball Betting Preview

Miami takes to the basketball court against North Carolina on Saturday, hoping to send the Tar Heels to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Dean Smith Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The North Carolina Tar Heels were listed as -6.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels sport a record of 21-5 and 9-15-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Miami Hurricanes have 21-4 and 15-8-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-12 for the North Carolina Tar Heels and 11-13 for the Miami Hurricanes.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 90-rated Miami Hurricanes taking on the No. 57-rated North Carolina Tar Heels in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Miami Hurricanes rank No. 146 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.24 per game. That compares with North Carolina’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina is college basketball's No. 245-ranked team at 5.23 per game, while the Miami Hurricanes rate No. 149 with 6.88 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hurricanes got 14 points from Angel Rodriguez as Miami ran past Virginia Tech 65-49 on Wednesday at BankUnited Center.

The Tar Heels wasted a 29-point performance from Brice Johnson in losing to Duke 74-73 on Wednesday at Dean Smith Center.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina's last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Virginia, Monday, February 22nd
North Carolina at North Carolina State, Wednesday, February 24th