Check out our free Michigan vs North Carolina pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Charlotte. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Michigan vs North Carolina Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 21st Betting Odds
Wolverines vs Tar Heels Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Michigan Wolverines at North Carolina Tar Heels
- Where: Charlotte at Spectrum Center
- Date: Wednesday, December 21st
- Betting Odds: Michigan +5, MICH +173 | NCAR -216 O/U 153.5
The Michigan Wolverines head into today’s game in what will be their 11th game of the season, posting a record of 7-3. So far, the Wolverines have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 3-2. For the season, Michigan has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 0-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wolverines being +5 point underdogs.
Hunter Dickinson comes into today’s game as the Wolverines’ leading scorer at 19.1 points per contest. Not only has Dickinson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Michigan’s top rebounder at 8.4 boards per contest. Behind Dickinson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jett Howard who is second on the team in scoring at 15.5 points per game. Overall, he has hit 49.1% of his shots and is adding 2.4 boards per game.
On offense, Michigan is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 10 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 32.33% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Tar Heels Preview:
The North Carolina Tar Heels head into today’s game in what will be their 13th game of the season, posting a record of 8-4. Currently, the Tar Heels have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 6-0. The Tar Heels’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5 points in their favor. For the season, North Carolina has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1.
North Carolina will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Caleb Love who is averaging 18.33 points per game for the Tar Heels. Love is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tar Heels’ offensive gameplan is the play of Armando Bacot who has hit 54.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 17.45 points 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 -5
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and North Carolina Tar Heels is to get money down on the North Carolina to win an cover as -5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.27 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the North Carolina Tar Heels at -5.