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Pittsburgh Panthers Home to North Carolina Tar Heels in NCAA Basketball Betting

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Panthers try to run the North Carolina Tar Heels off the court at Petersen Events Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Panthers betting line opened as 8-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Pittsburgh Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pittsburgh Panthers battles the North Carolina Tar Heels, currently sitting with a 24-5 mark (16-13 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 13-15 for the Pittsburgh Panthers and 12-17 for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 23-rated North Carolina Tar Heels taking on the No. 217-rated Pittsburgh Panthers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting North Carolina Tar Heels rank No. 1 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 44.1 per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 137 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pittsburgh is college basketball's No. 79-ranked team at 8.18 per game, while the North Carolina Tar Heels rate No. 136 with 7.38 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tar Heels grabbed a 74-63 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday, behind a 21-point effort from Justin Jackson at Dean Smith Center.

Michael Young scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 63-59 to Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina's last 8 games
  • North Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-15-2 ATS in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina at Virginia, Monday, February 27th
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech, Tuesday, February 28th