Check out our free Miami (FL) vs North Carolina pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Chapel Hill. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Miami (FL) vs North Carolina Pick & Preview: Monday, February 13th Betting Odds
Hurricanes vs Tar Heels Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Miami (FL) Hurricanes at North Carolina Tar Heels
- Where: Chapel Hill at Dean E. Smith Center
- Date: Monday, February 13th
- Betting Odds: Miami (FL) +4.5, MIA +161 | NCAR -199 O/U 153.5
The Miami (FL) will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 4 game win streak and have an overall record of 20-5. So far, the Hurricanes have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 5-4. For the season, Miami (FL) has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 2-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Hurricanes being +4.5 point underdogs.
Miami (FL)’s leading scorer this season is Isaiah Wong, who is averaging 16.2 points per contest. So far, Wong has accounted for 20.51% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.44 rebounds per game and 3.52 assists. Jordan Miller is the second leading scorer for the Hurricanes, averaging 14.68 points per game. Between him and Miller, they are accounting for 39.1% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Miami (FL) is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 25 games, they have only hit 35.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 36.2% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Tar Heels Preview:
North Carolina heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 16-9. Currently, the Tar Heels have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 12-1. The Tar Heels’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, North Carolina has been favored to win in 19 games, sitting with a mark of 16-3.
Armando Bacot comes into today’s game as the Tar Heels’ leading scorer at 17.58 points per contest. Not only has Bacot been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is North Carolina’s top rebounder at 11.25 boards per contest. Behind Bacot, the team has benefited from the strong play of Caleb Love, who is second on the team in scoring at 16.84 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.8% of his shots and is adding 3.44 boards per game.
So far this season, North Carolina has put together a strong scoring offense at 77.5 points per game (45th). This strong figure has come despite the Tar Heels playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.2% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. North Carolina’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 45.3%
Free Spread Prediction: North Carolina Tar Heels -4.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the North Carolina Tar Heels to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4.5 point betting favorites. Although North Carolina as a team is just 134th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Hurricanes’ defense. At -4.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Tar Heels to come out on top and cover.