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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors North Carolina Tar Heels Over Syracuse Orange

The North Carolina Tar Heels hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Carrier Dome against the Syracuse Orange.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the North Carolina Tar Heels in this one, their betting line was listed as -7-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Syracuse Orange Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 10-6 and 6-9 ATS Syracuse Orange will face the 14-2 North Carolina Tar Heels, who own a 6-8-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Syracuse Orange are 8-7 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the North Carolina Tar Heels are 12-4.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 74 (Syracuse) and the No. 11 (North Carolina) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Syracuse's No. 185-ranked scoring average of 70.75 PPG, against a North Carolina Tar Heels defense rated No. 162 and allowing 71.75 PPG. The Syracuse Orange FG% has averaged 41.78% to date this season, less than the North Carolina Tar Heels shooters have managed so far (50.05% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tar Heels used a 39-point performance from Brice Johnson to help North Carolina smack Florida State 106-90 on Monday at Tucker Center.

Syracuse suffered a 74-73 loss against Clemson on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Michael Gbinije in a losing effort at Carrier Dome.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 4-8-2 ATS in its last 14 games
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games
  • Syracuse is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to North Carolina State, Saturday, January 16th
Syracuse at Boston College, Wednesday, January 13th