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Oakland Grizzlies take on Tar Heels in NCAA basketball test

Oakland GrizzliesNorth Carolina Tar Heels
16-17November 08, 2013, 09:00 | Dean Smith Center25-11

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Friday when the Grizzlies of Oakland hit the hard court against the Tar Heels of North Carolina.

The Tar Heels currently sports a 25-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 21-13 ATS. The Grizzlies are 16-17 and 13-17 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tar Heels produce a 16-18 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Grizzlies have gone 17-9 against the number.

View Oakland Grizzlies vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds and Stats.

The Tar Heels were listed as -20.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Tar Heels - Grizzlies odds would favor the Tar Heels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Carolina is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 152.

In their last action, Oakland was a 99-87 loser on the road against Youngstown State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Oakland got 30 points from Travis Bader en route to a 99-87 loss at the hands of Oakland on Tuesday at Beeghly Center.

North Carolina lost its last outing, a 70-58 result against Kansas on March 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. North Carolina got 15 points from P.J. Hairston but lost anyway, 70-58, to Kansas on Sunday at Sprint Center.

A few Grizzlies at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Oakland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Oakland is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
North Carolina is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games

Next up:
Oakland at UCLA, Tuesday, November 12th
North Carolina at Holy Cross, Friday, November 15th