NCAAB

Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina Tar Heels

Syracuse
Orange
20 - 12
North Carolina
Tar Heels
22 - 9
March 07, 2018, 9:00 PM EST
 | Barclays Center

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Syracuse
Orange
20 - 12
North Carolina
Tar Heels
22 - 9
March 07, 2018, 9:00 PM EST
 | Barclays Center
  • The No. 12-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels kick off their quest for an ACC tournament title and opened as 8-point favorites vs the Syracuse Orange tonight in second-round action. The Tar Heels are coming off back-to-back losses to wrap up the regular season and finished an uncharacteristic 11-7 SU in conference play.

    SHARK BITES
    • Syracuse is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games in March.
    • The total has gone OVER in three of North Carolina’s last four games.
    • North Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last five games after an ATS loss.

    UNC won this tournament in 2016 and is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games in the postseason. The Tar Heels are the best rebounding team in the country as their size and battle-tested upperclassmen make them a formidable opponent vs any team. Senior Joel Berry II and Luke Maye continue to be offensive forces for the Tar Heels and ranked fourth and fifth respectively in scoring in the ACC this season. Their three-point shooting will be put to the test vs Syracuse’s patented zone defense.

    Syracuse made quick work of Wake Forest 73-64 on Tuesday in the first round and got 18 points from leading scorer Tyus Battle. The senior has averaged 20 points per game in this campaign and he will need to have another outstanding game if the Orange are to win their first game in an ACC tournament since joining the conference in 2013. Spread bettors may want to steer clear of the Orange in this one as ’Cuse has lost six straight vs the Tar Heels by an average margin of 10.6 points.

    The total opened at 143 and the OVER may be the profitable angle in this matchup.  UNC is the second-highest scoring team in the ACC and the total has gone OVER in seven of their last 10 games. When you factor in that the OVER has hit in five of the last six games in this matchup, there could be offensive fireworks at the Barclays Center.

    Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    The 22-9 and 16-13-1 ATS North Carolina Tar Heels will face the 20-12 Syracuse Orange, who own a 14-16 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tar Heels are 17-12-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Orange are 14-16.

    This game puts the Tar Heels, most recently No. 37 in the OddsShark power rankings, up against the Orange, who rate No. 193 in the latest survey.

    Statistical Matchup

    Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina has the nation's No. 20-rated offensive output, at 82.97 PPG. The visiting Syracuse defense ranks No. 12 allowing on average 64.12 PPG. The Tar Heels' FG% has averaged 46.58% so far, more than the Orange marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.18% per game.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    Syracuse got 20 points from Marek Dolezaj en route to a 73-64 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday at Barclays Center.

    The Tar Heels endured a 74-64 loss at the hands of the Blue Devils on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Cameron Johnson at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

    Betting Trends
    • Syracuse is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Syracuse's last 9 games
    • Syracuse is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing North Carolina
    • Syracuse is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Carolina
    • North Carolina is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 7 of North Carolina's last 10 games
    • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Syracuse
    • The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 6 games when playing Syracuse

Odds

Wednesday, March 7 Wed Mar 7


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+8
-110
+260
o143
-110
-8
-110
-320
u143
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+7.5
-110
+290
o141
-115
-7.5
-110
-350
u141
-105

Edge Finder

77.36
Total Score
77.90
45.07
Field Goal %
44.67
37.64
Three Point %
35.81
73.69
Free Throw %
76.44
35.53
Total Rebounds
40.16
77.36
Total Score
77.90
45.07
Field Goal %
44.67
73.69
Free Throw %
76.44
37.64
Three Point %
35.81
24.15
Three's Attempts
23.49
8.33
Three's Made
7.63
9.83
Offensive
10.40
25.70
Defensive
29.77
35.53
Total Rebounds
40.16
14.48
Assists
14.92
14.24
Fouls
14.46
10.73
Turnovers
11.64
6.42
Steals
4.67

Head To Head

SYRA
Stat Type UNC
2-6
Record
6-2
4-3-1
ATS
3-4-1
5-3
O/U
5-3
72.25
Score
76.75
33.50
Half Time Score
36.12
43.17%
Field Goal Percentage
47.08%
32.88
Rebounds
39.62
60/187
3 Point Shots
43/148
8.25
Steals
7.12
SYRA
Stat Type UNC
0-3
Record
3-0
1-2
ATS
2-1
3-0
O/U
3-0
69.33
Score
82.00
30.00
Half Time Score
40.67
42.62%
Field Goal Percentage
50.00%
29.67
Rebounds
41.67
26/72
3 Point Shots
19/63
6.67
Steals
7.00
Feb 21/18 (1 of 8)
SYRA
Stat Type UNC
Home
Away
74
Score
78
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
145.5 o
O/U
145.5 u
32
Half Time Score
41
43.10%
Field Goal Percentage
44.60%
34
Rebounds
38
8/23
3 Point Shots
8/22
4
Steals
9
Jan 16/17 (2 of 8)
SYRA
Stat Type UNC
Away
Home
68
Score
85
+14.5
ATS
-14.5
152 o
O/U
152 u
30
Half Time Score
42
44.10%
Field Goal Percentage
51.50%
24
Rebounds
44
10/24
3 Point Shots
7/24
8
Steals
6
Apr 2/16 (3 of 8)
SYRA
Stat Type UNC
Away
Home
66
Score
83
+10
ATS
-10
142.5 o
O/U
142.5 u
28
Half Time Score
39
40.90%
Field Goal Percentage
53.80%
31
Rebounds
43
8/25
3 Point Shots
4/17
8
Steals
6
Feb 29/16 (4 of 8)
SYRA
Stat Type UNC
Away
Home
70
Score
75
+12.5
ATS
-12.5
146 o
O/U
146 u
34
Half Time Score
38
41.10%
Field Goal Percentage
41.20%
34
Rebounds
40
5/20
3 Point Shots
6/25
8
Steals
6
Jan 9/16 (5 of 8)
SYRA
Stat Type UNC
Home
Away
73
Score
84
+7.5
ATS
-7.5
152.5 o
O/U
152.5 u
33
Half Time Score
33
42.90%
Field Goal Percentage
52.50%
35
Rebounds
33
9/31
3 Point Shots
3/16
5
Steals
8
Jan 26/15 (6 of 8)
SYRA
Stat Type UNC
Away
Home
83
Score
93
+10
ATS
-10
138.5 o
O/U
138.5 u
40
Half Time Score
35
42.60%
Field Goal Percentage
55.40%
27
Rebounds
42
7/24
3 Point Shots
9/16
10
Steals
7
Jan 11/14 (7 of 8)
SYRA
Stat Type UNC
Home
Away
57
Score
45
-7.5
ATS
+7.5
137 o
O/U
137 u
34
Half Time Score
22
35.00%
Field Goal Percentage
39.20%
41
Rebounds
35
4/19
3 Point Shots
2/12
9
Steals
8
Nov 20/09 (8 of 8)
SYRA
Stat Type UNC
Away
Home
87
Score
71
+1
ATS
-1
159.5 o
O/U
159.5 u
37
Half Time Score
39
54.40%
Field Goal Percentage
38.10%
37
Rebounds
42
9/21
3 Point Shots
4/16
14
Steals
7

Team Records

SYRA
Record UNC
20-12
All
22-9
14-5
Home
12-3
4-6
Away
6-5
2-1
Neutral Site
4-1
15-3
As Fav
20-5
2-8
As Dog
0-4
14-16
ATS
16-13-1
8-9
ATS Home
10-4
4-6
ATS Away
4-6-1
2-1
ATS Neutral
2-3
14-16
O/U
17-12-1
6-11
O/U Home
10-3-1
6-4
O/U Away
5-6
2-1
O/U Neutral
2-3
SYRA
Record UNC
9-10
All
11-7
5-4
Home
7-2
3-6
Away
4-5
1-0
Neutral Site
0-0
6-2
As Fav
11-4
2-7
As Dog
0-3
9-10
ATS
8-9-1
5-4
ATS Home
6-3
3-6
ATS Away
2-6-1
0-0
ATS Neutral
0-0
10-9
O/U
10-8
4-5
O/U Home
6-3
5-4
O/U Away
4-5
0-0
O/U Neutral
0-0
SYRA
Record UNC
5-5
All
6-4
2-3
Home
3-2
2-2
Away
3-2
1-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-1
As Fav
6-3
2-4
As Dog
0-1
6-4
ATS
5-5
3-2
ATS Home
3-2
2-2
ATS Away
2-3
1-0
ATS Neutral
0-0
6-4
O/U
7-3
3-2
O/U Home
3-2
2-2
O/U Away
4-1
1-0
O/U Neutral
0-0

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
Benny WilliamsFIs probable, Personal
Peter CareyCIs out for season, Leg
NamePositionInj Desc
Puff JohnsonGIs upgraded to probable Saturday vs Duke, Knee
Will ShaverFIs out for season, Foot

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSFG%FT%3PTM
Mar 6, 2018WAKE73-64W-3.5135W/O54.7679.314
Mar 3, 2018CLEMS55-52WEv124.50W/U30.1985.006
Feb 28, 2018BC70-85L+2136L/O38.0088.0010
Feb 24, 2018DUKE44-60L+13.5142.50L/U31.4866.676
Feb 21, 2018UNC74-78L+4.5145.50W/O43.1094.128
Feb 17, 2018MIAMI62-55W+4.5129W/U48.0877.785
Feb 14, 2018NCST70-74L-5.5141.50L/O52.2770.375
Feb 11, 2018WAKE78-70W-7.5134W/O46.0066.676
Feb 5, 2018LOUIS78-73W+7132W/O47.1775.866
Feb 3, 2018VIRGA44-59L+6114.50L/U33.3366.674
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSFG%FT%3PTM
Mar 3, 2018DUKE64-74L+7.5159L/U37.1480.008
Feb 27, 2018MIAMI88-91L-10151.50L/O54.3965.0013
Feb 21, 2018SYRA78-74W-4.5145.50L/O44.6280.008
Feb 17, 2018LOUIS93-76W-1153.50W/O48.6590.0012
Feb 12, 2018ND83-66W-10151.50W/U53.3365.006
Feb 10, 2018NCST96-89W-4161W/O56.3476.926
Feb 8, 2018DUKE82-78W-1.5167.50W/U38.9684.6211
Feb 3, 2018PITT96-65W-23.5141.50W/O51.4376.4711
Jan 30, 2018CLEMS78-82L-1.5145L/O45.1685.7110
Jan 27, 2018NCST91-95L-12.5160L/O52.7855.004
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