Syracuse at North Carolina: 1/12/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Syracuse at North Carolina: 1/12/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina Tar Heels (6-4) vs Syracuse Orange (7-2)

Game Info: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Dean E. Smith Center)

Betting Odds: North Carolina Tar Heels -4 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Syracuse Orange and North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Dean Smith Center. 

The Syracuse Orange have been good this season and they come into this game with a 7-2 record overall. Even with the success, Syracuse has failed to cover the spread in each of the last two games. In the last game against Georgetown the offense scored 74 points, but they were probably expecting to do more than that. On the season, Syracuse is averaging 80 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.4 points per game. Syracuse is led by Quincy Guerrier and coming into this game he is averaging 15.7 points while shooting 59.8 percent from the field and 42.9 percent form the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the North Carolina Tar Heels who can’t be very happy with how they have played so far this year. Coming into this game they sit with a 7-4 record overall and over their last four games they sit with a 2-2 record overall. On the season, North Carolina is averaging 72.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.9 points per game. Armando Bacot has been the best player for North Carolina and on the season he is averaging 11 points per game while shooting 64.6 percent from deep. Six different players for the Tar Heels are averaging 7.7 points per game. 

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Syracuse is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 road games. The over is 42-18-1 in Syracuse's last 61 road games. The under is 11-2 in North Carolina’s last 13 games overall. The over is 9-4-1 in Syracuse last 14 games against the ACC.

I don’t trust North Carolina’s offense and that is going to be the difference in this game. Take Syracuse with the points, and a couple of dollars on the Syracuse ML is also worth a play. In terms of the total I think North Carolina's low scoring is going to keep this total low. The under is also a solid play to cash in this game. 

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Shane’s Pick Syracuse +4

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