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North Carolina Tar Heels Face the Texas Longhorns: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Tar Heels of North Carolina hit the hard court against the Longhorns of Texas.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Texas sat as 5.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Texas Longhorns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Longhorns currently sport a 5-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-5 ATS. The North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-1 and 3-3-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Texas Longhorns produce a 4-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the North Carolina Tar Heels have gone 4-4 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Longhorns rated this week at No. 14 and the North Carolina Tar Heels sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 100 nationally ranked offense (77.5 points per game) against a North Carolina Tar Heels defense that sits as the No. 112 at 68.25 PPG. The Texas Longhorns have been averaging 44.84% from the field, less than the Tar Heels have managed so far this season (49.22% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Texas-San Antonio out of the gym and running up a 116-50 score at Frank Erwin Center.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 1-3-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • North Carolina is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games
  • North Carolina is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Texas
  • Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to Tulane, Wednesday, December 16th
Texas at Appalachian State, Tuesday, December 15th