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College Basketball Betting - North Carolina Tar Heels Northern Iowa Panthers Odds

The North Carolina Tar Heels will be trying to slam the Northern Iowa Panthers on Friday when the teams tip off at Dean Smith Center in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, North Carolina sat as -16.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Northern Iowa Panthers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Iowa Panthers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 9-19-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the North Carolina Tar Heels are 21-17-2 ATS. Northern Iowa Panthers are 13-16 on betting the total; North Carolina Tar Heels are 16-23-1.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 288-rated Northern Iowa Panthers taking on the No. 16-rated North Carolina Tar Heels in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features North Carolina's No. 10-ranked scoring average of 84.43 PPG, against a Northern Iowa Panthers defense rated No. 21 and allowing 64.37 PPG. The North Carolina Tar Heels FG% has averaged 46.56% to date this season, more than the Northern Iowa Panthers shooters have managed so far (39.9% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northern Iowa got 18 points from Jeremy Morgan but lost anyway, 70-64, to Missouri State on Friday at Scottrade Center.

Joel Berry II scored 22 points leading the Tar Heels to a 71-65 victory over Gonzaga at University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday.

Betting Trends
  • Northern Iowa is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northern Iowa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Northern Iowa's last 12 games
  • Northern Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northern Iowa home to Alcorn State, Monday, November 13th
North Carolina at Bucknell, Wednesday, November 15th