North Carolina vs. Miami - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Miami Hurricanes (10-8) at North Carolina Tar Heels (8-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Dean E. Smith Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -5 -- Over/Under: 148 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami Hurricanes and the North Carolina Tar Heels meet in college basketball action from Dean Smith Center on Saturday.
Miami stands at 10-8 this season. The Hurricanes are on a three-game losing streak right now, falling to NC State, Florida State and Duke in succession during that time.
In the loss to Duke, Miami’s lead scorers were Kameron McGusty, with 13 points and four rebounds, and Rodney Miller, with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Dejan Vasiljevic added 12 points and three boards there also.
Over on the North Carolina side, they’re 8-10 this year. The Tar Heels are riding a five-game losing streak of their own, with losses to Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Clemson, Pitt again and Virginia Tech in that time.
In the loss to the Hokies, North Carolina’s Garrison Brooks led the way on 28 points with 13 rebounds and six assists. Justin Pierce added 15 points and eight rebounds there, and Leaky Black had 12 points and eight boards.
The Tar Heels are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall. North Carolina is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 versus a team with a winning straight-up record and the over is 4-1-1 in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five after an ATS loss. The Hurricanes are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games versus a team with a winning home record.
Miami couldn’t do much against Duke either time they played—not many teams do—but the Hurricanes hung in there with Florida State pretty well. Still, I’m not sure what to think of this choppy Miami team right now.
UNC is probably a good opponent to figure some things out with, as they’ve been pretty inconsistent themselves this season. I like this to be a higher-scoring game and a close contest. I like the Tar Heels’ offense a little better right now though, so I’m leaning that way.