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Miami Hurricanes Home to North Carolina Tar Heels in NCAA Basketball Betting

College hoops betting interest focuses on the North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes battle Saturday at Watsco Center as the Hurricanes look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Miami Hurricanes as 5.5-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Hurricanes currently sport a 13-6 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-13 ATS. The North Carolina Tar Heels are 19-3 and 13-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Miami Hurricanes produce a 5-12-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the North Carolina Tar Heels have gone 10-12 against the totals betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Miami Hurricanes at No. 65 and the North Carolina Tar Heels at No. 2 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's No. 172-ranked scoring average of 72.58 PPG, against a North Carolina Tar Heels defense rated No. 120 and allowing 70.82 PPG. The Miami Hurricanes FG% has averaged 46.26% to date this season, less than the North Carolina Tar Heels shooters have managed so far (47.61% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tar Heels got 26 points from Justin Jackson as North Carolina ran past Virginia Tech 91-72 on Thursday at Dean Smith Center.

The Hurricanes got 23 points from Ja'Quan Newton as Miami ran past Boston College 78-77 on Wednesday at BankUnited Center.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, January 31st
Miami at Florida State, Wednesday, February 1st