Being on the Bubble for March Madness is a way of life for the Miami Hurricanes. Defense has been Miami’s Betting Lines NCAA Basketball asset. And because of their defense Miami has been a good road betting value. However, a lack of scoring depth is what could keep their dance shoes off. Since beating Duke, the North Carolina Tar Heels have been ignited with quality play. As a result, they have also been profitable on the board. Home cooking has had extra meaning with UNC this season. Another high seed is probably coming for the Tar Heels come tourney time.
Miami Hurricanes vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 9 p.m. Eastern
Location: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Miami Florida||+10 (-110)||151½ (-110)|
|North Carolina||-10 (-110)||151½ (-110)|
Hurricanes vs. Tar Heels TV Coverage: ESPN
Seems like few teams are as hot with betting lines NCAA Basketball as North Carolina. With payouts in five of their last six the Tar Heels continue to profit. However, in their last game UNC failed to cover a 78-74 win at Syracuse. Overall North Carolina is 22-7 straight up and 16-11-1 vs. the odds. Home court has been a huge advantage for the Tar Heels. Hence their record of 10-3 with the spread at Dean E. Smith Center. Also, of note is that 10 of their 13 home games went over the total.
Head coach Roy Williams has an explosive offense ranked 22nd in the country. But a defense that ranks 206th nationally is of concern. Junior forward Luke Maye has emerged as a key asset. Maye has a team best 18 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Williams of course led North Carolina to the 2017 national title. That was after the Tar Heels lost the 2016 national championship game. After beating the fake class scandal the UNC program is at its peak.
Red ink is flowing freely at Miami. Gamblers backing the Hurricanes have been paid in just two of their last ten games. Especially relevant to Miami’s woes is an offense that ranks 173rd in the country. Much as offense is an asset for North Carolina it’s a detriment to The U. Most noteworthy is Dewan Huell’s modest 11.6 points per game which leads Miami.
Team vs. Team
Head to head North Carolina has had the sportsbook edge against Miami. Four of the last five in this series went under the number. Dean E. Smith Center gives UNC another advantage. Most noteworthy are the Tar Heels three payouts in their last five home games vs. Miami. Under the total has paid in five of the last six in this series at Chapel Hill.
Matchup to Watch
While there will be a lot of public money on North Carolina their home court indeed brings value. In addition, the Tar Heels offense is a Betting Lines NCAA Basketball asset. Furthermore, coach Roy Williams team has been in championship form lately.
Hurricanes vs. Tar Heels NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
Because North Carolina has so many advantages the big lay is understandable. In conclusion Miami offers little in the way of evidence of a cover. As a result, the pick is the North Carolina Tar Heels.
NCAA Betting Online Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels
NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Tar Heels 90, Hurricanes 69