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UNC Small Chalk at Miami

The Miami Hurricanes will be trying to upset the North Carolina Tar Heels in ACC betting action Wednesday when the teams tip off at BankUnited Center.

No. 8 ranked UNC has won 9 straight against Miami and look to rebound from a heartbreaking loss to Duke last week. They are the nation's top-ranked scoring team and the best road rebounding team.

UNC opened as 5.5 point road favorites.

View North Carolina vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Hurricanes in this one, they're listed as 5.5-point underdogs on the NCAA Basketball betting menu at BetOnline for Monday's contest. The total was 145.5 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hurricanes - Tar Heels odds would favor the Tar Heels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Miami is rated No. 68 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina is at No. 4. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 89-77 win for the Tar Heels.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 97 nationally ranked offense (71.5 points per game) against a Tar Heels defense that sits as the No. 179 at 67.1 PPG. The Hurricanes have been averaging 43.8% from the field, less than the Tar Heels have managed so far this season (46.6% on average).

Defensively, North Carolina features the nation's No. 161-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 68 nationally in scoring at home.

North Carolina was a 70-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Virginia. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Tyler Zeller went off for 25 points and added 9 rebounds, leading North Carolina over Virginia, 70-52, on Saturday at Dean Smith Center.

Miami lost its last outing, a 64-59 result against Florida State on February 11. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Kenny Kadji scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Hurricanes to a win (they lost 64-59 to Florida State at Tucker Center on Saturday).

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Clemson are 6-4
After playing Virginia are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Wake Forest are 8-2
After playing Florida State are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3


A few Tar Heels at Hurricanes trends to consider:
North Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
North Carolina is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games on the road
North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Miami is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games at home
Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games when playing North Carolina

Next up:
North Carolina home to Clemson, Saturday, February 18
Miami home to Wake Forest, Saturday, February 18