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North Carolina Tar Heels home to Florida Atlantic Owls in NCAA Basketball betting action

Florida Atlantic OwlsNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Nov 11, 2:30 PM | Dean Smith Center

Florida Atlantic Owls vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds


The North Carolina Tar Heels will try to cover the spread at Dean Smith Center on Sunday when they get a visit from the Florida Atlantic Owls in NCAA basketball action.

The Tar Heels sport records of 1-0 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Owls have 0-0 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Tar Heels and 0-0 for the Owls.

View Florida Atlantic vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Tar Heels in this one found them listed as 23-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Owls was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tar Heels sit at No. 5 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Owls sit at No. 241 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tar Heels will win this game 51-34.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Owls is ranked No. 289 in NCAA hoops at 0 per game. Contrast that with North Carolina’s No. 20 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Carolina is the No. 278-ranked team in the country at 1 per game, while Florida Atlantic rates No. 288 at 0 per game.

Defensively, Florida Atlantic features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 79 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Florida Atlantic was a 70-55 loser at home against Arkansas State. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Dennis Mavin scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 70-55 to Arkansas State at Hot Springs Convention Center on Saturday).

North Carolina won its last outing, a 76-59 result against Gardner-Webb on November 9. The Tar Heels got a 26-point performance from James Michael McAdoo, who added 14 rebounds, as North Carolina ran past Gardner-Webb 76-59 on Friday at Dean Smith Center.

Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Mississippi State are 1-1
After playing Arkansas State are 4-3
After a loss are 4-6

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Long Beach State are 2-0
After playing Gardner-Webb are 2-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Owls at Tar Heels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida Atlantic's last 9 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home
North Carolina is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Florida Atlantic at Mississippi State, Tuesday, November 13
North Carolina at Long Beach State, Friday, November 16