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Miami Hurricanes visit North Carolina Tar Heels in NCAAB hoops battle

Miami HurricanesNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Jan 10, 9:00 PM | Dean Smith Center

Miami Hurricanes vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds


Dean Smith Center will host Tar Heels vs. Hurricanes action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Hurricanes will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 5-6-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Tar Heels are 8-7 ATS. Miami is 7-5 on the totals; North Carolina is 7-7-1.

View Miami vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 15-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tar Heels - Hurricanes odds would favor the Tar Heels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Carolina is rated No. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 128. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-78 win for the Tar Heels.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hurricanes is ranked No. 203 in NCAA hoops at 34.6 per game. Contrast that with North Carolina’s No. 1 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Carolina is the No. 238-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Miami rates No. 47 at 7.9 per game.

Defensively, Miami features the nation's No. 85-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 nationally in scoring at home.

Miami lost its last outing, a 52-51 result against Virginia on January 7. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. The Hurricanes endured a 52-51 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Kenny Kadji at John Paul Jones Arena.

North Carolina was an 83-60 winner in its last match at home against Boston College. They failed to cover the 31–point spread as favorites. The battle between the Tar Heels and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Boston College was handed an 83-60 defeat on Saturday at Dean Smith Center.

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Clemson are 6-4
After playing Virginia are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Florida State are 9-1
After playing Boston College are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Hurricanes at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
Miami is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
North Carolina is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Miami

Next up:
Miami home to Clemson, Wednesday, January 18
North Carolina at Florida State, Saturday, January 14