Michigan State at North Carolina NCAA Basketball Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

NCAA basketball betting on ESPN for Tuesday features a National Championship game rematch from last year as North Carolina hosts Michigan State.

This should be a great game to watch on Tuesday since the Spartans are ranked higher than the Tar Heels this college basketball betting season.

NCAA basketball betting has Michigan State at 5-1 on the season while North Carolina comes into the game at 6-1.  This matchup in college basketball betting is part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.  For the Spartans to win this matchup with the Tar Heels they will need forward Raymar Morgan to play well. He had a season-high 17 points in Saturday’s 106-68 rout of Massachusetts. Morgan missed three weeks with an injury but looked good on Saturday.  The Spartans were 14-1 last season in games Morgan scored in double figures.

North Carolina is coming off an 80-73 win over Nevada on Sunday that was the 600th career win for head coach Roy Williams.  North Carolina has been up and down so far this NCAA basketball betting season.  In their first six games the Tar Heels averaged nearly 19 turnovers a game.

Michigan State has thrived in NCAA basketball betting in this situation. They are 10-3-1 vs. the NCAA basketball betting line in their last 14 road games. The Spartans are 9-4 in NCAA basketball betting in their last 13 non-conference games.  The only concern for those backing Michigan State in college basketball betting is that the Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. the ACC.  They are also 0-4 ATS in the last 4 NCAA basketball betting meetings against North Carolina.

On the other side, North Carolina has owned the Big 10 of late going 6-0 in NCAA basketball betting in their last 6 games.  North Carolina has also excelled in non-conference games. The Tar Heels are 40-14 in NCAA basketball betting in their last 54 non-conference games. They are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games overall. The favorite in this NCAA basketball betting series is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games.

Since this game is on ESPN and a rematch from last year, it may get some action on the NCAA basketball betting total. Five of the last six Michigan State games overall have gone over in college basketball betting.

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