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Tennessee Volunteers Visit North Carolina Tar Heels in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The North Carolina Tar Heels host Tennessee on Sunday, looking to build on their 9-1 mark against the 4-3 Volunteers in college basketball betting action at Dean Smith Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the North Carolina Tar Heels in this one found them listed as -20-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Volunteers was expected to move the line.

Tennessee Volunteers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 9-1 and 6-4 ATS North Carolina Tar Heels will face the 4-3 Tennessee Volunteers, who own a 4-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-7 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Tennessee Volunteers are 3-3.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 175-ranked Tennessee Volunteers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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 89.5 PPG, against a Tennessee Volunteers defense rated No. 163 and allowing 72.57 PPG. The North Carolina Tar Heels FG% has averaged 49.37% to date this season, more than the Tennessee Volunteers shooters have managed so far (45.41% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tennessee cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Presbyterian out of the gym and running up a 90-50 score at Thompson-Boling Arena.

The Tar Heels got 27 points from Justin Jackson as North Carolina ran past Davidson 83-74 on Wednesday at Dean Smith Center.

Betting Trends
  • Tennessee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tennessee's last 13 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee home to Tennessee Tech, Tuesday, December 13th
North Carolina at Kentucky, Saturday, December 17th

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