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North Carolina Tar Heels home to Wolfpack in NCAAB betting action

North Carolina State WolfpackNorth Carolina Tar Heels
Jan 26, 7:00 PM | Dean Smith Center

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Dean Smith Center Thursday as host North Carolina looks to handle the North Carolina State Wolfpack in NCAAB action.

North Carolina will face the 15-5 Wolfpack, who own a 8-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tar Heels are 9-8-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wolfpack are 10-6 favoring the OVER.

View North Carolina State vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Wolfpack listed as 13.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tar Heels - Wolfpack odds would favor the Tar Heels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Carolina is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina State is at No. 43. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 92-83 win for the Tar Heels.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Carolina's No. 1-rated squad against North Carolina State's No. 45-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Carolina rates No. 260 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 236 nationally with 5.6 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina State owns the country's No. 75-rated mark, allowing 65.6 points per game on the highway. North Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

North Carolina State won its last outing, a 78-73 result against Miami on January 22. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. The Wolfpack grabbed a 78-73 win over the Hurricanes on Sunday, behind a 21-point effort from Scott Wood at BankUnited Center.

North Carolina was an 82-68 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia Tech. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. North Carolina got 27 points from Harrison Barnes en route to an 82-68 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday at Cassell Coliseum.

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Virginia are 7-3
After playing Miami are 1-8
After a win are 7-3

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia Tech are 6-4
After playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Wolfpack at Tar Heels trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina State's last 6 games on the road
North Carolina State is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
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 North Carolina State
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina State
North Carolina is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
North Carolina State home to Virginia, Saturday, January 28
North Carolina home to Georgia Tech, Sunday, January 29