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NCAAB Betting: Tulane vs North Carolina

North Carolina Tar Heels Brice Johnson

The North Carolina Tar Heels suffered their second defeat of the season at the hands of the Texas Longhorns on Saturday but suffered an even bigger loss when forward Kennedy Meeks left the game with a bone bruise in his left knee. Meeks is expected to miss at least two weeks as a result, which means UNC will need the rest of their squad to step up on Wednesday when they take on the Tulane Green Wave.

Shark Bites
  • Tulane is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games after a win.
  • The total has gone UNDER in North Carolina's last four games after losing as a favorite.
  • Tulane is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games on the road in December.

Sportsbooks initially opened Tulane as 23-point underdogs for the tilt, something that will surely appeal to UNDER bettors. In Tulane’s previous 12 games when labeled as underdogs, the UNDER has gone 9-3.

The Tar Heels have traditionally been a solid bet to bounce back after suffering a defeat. UNC is 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games coming off a SU loss.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the North Carolina Tar Heels as -24-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Tulane Green Wave vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-2 overall and 3-4-2 ATS, while the Tulane Green Wave are 6-4 and 3-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, North Carolina boasts a 5-4 on the OU, and Tulane is 2-3.

The Tar Heels - Green Wave odds would favor the Tar Heels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Carolina is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tulane is at No. 172.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tulane Green Wave rank No. 76 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.5 per game. That compares with North Carolina’s No. 46 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where North Carolina is college basketball's No. 160-ranked team at 6.33 per game, while the Tulane Green Wave rate No. 156 with 6.4 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Green Wave grabbed a 63-49 win over the Panthers on Monday, behind a 24-point effort from Louis Dabney at Devlin Fieldhouse.

The Tar Heels endured a 84-82 loss at the hands of the Longhorns on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Marcus Paige at Frank Erwin Center.

Betting Trends
  • Tulane is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tulane is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • North Carolina is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 1-2-2 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tulane at Mississippi State, Saturday, December 19th
North Carolina at UCLA, Saturday, December 19th