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Ohio State Buckeyes take on Tar Heels in NCAA Basketball Betting

The North Carolina Tar Heels hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Ohio State Buckeyes pay a visit to Smoothie King Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the North Carolina Tar Heels betting line as -6.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels sit at 10-2 (7-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Ohio State Buckeyes are currently 10-3 (5-6 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? North Carolina is 6-4-1 OU, and Ohio State is 2-9 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 38-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes rank No. 94 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.92 per game. That compares with North Carolina’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina is college basketball's No. 164-ranked team at 7.33 per game, while the Ohio State Buckeyes rate No. 175 with 7.15 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Buckeyes blew out The Citadel on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 94-65 win at Value City Arena.

North Carolina got 23 points from Joel Berry II but lost anyway, 79-75, to Wofford on Wednesday at Dean Smith Center.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Ohio State's last 11 games
  • North Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • North Carolina is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Miami-Ohio, Saturday, December 30th
North Carolina at Wake Forest, Saturday, December 30th