Rutgers at North Carolina College Basketball Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

College basketball betting favors North Carolina on Monday against Rutgers in a game that can be seen on ESPN 2.

This may not be a cakewalk for the Tar Heels though since Rutgers has won six straight. North Carolina will still get much of the NCAA basketball betting attention though since they are ranked in the Top 20.

College basketball betting has this as the first true road game of the season for Rutgers. They have played some neutral site games this year but this will be their first road game in college basketball betting. Rutgers has not beaten a ranked team since January of 2008 when they defeated 13th ranked Pittsburgh.

This college basketball betting game will be the 12th all-time between Rutgers and North Carolina going all the way back to 1921. North Carolina has won the last ten meetings and has a 10-1 edge in the series. This will be the fourth straight NCAA basketball betting season that the teams have played. Last December the #1 Tar Heels rolled to a 97-75 win at home. It was quite a week last year for Rutgers as they also played #2 Connecticut and #3 Pittsburgh. It is the first time in college basketball betting history that a team played the top three teams in the country in three straight games.

Rutgers is coming off a 66-42 win in college basketball betting last week against St. Peter’s. College basketball betting indicates that Rutgers set a school record with 18 blocks, including a career-high 10 by Hamady Ndiaye. Mike Rosario scored a career-best 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting and Dane Miller grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds. Rutgers limited St. Peter’s to 23.3 percent shooting in the college basketball betting win. Ndiaye is first in the country this season in blocks. Rutgers is 4-3 against the college basketball betting odds this season.

North Carolina is coming off a 98-61 NCAA basketball betting win over Marshall. Ed Davis and Will Graves both had double-doubles for North Carolina in the college basketball betting rout. The Tar Heels are 5-5 against the college basketball betting line this season. They are 3-3 versus the NCAA basketball betting odds at home.

North Carolina is likely to get most of the action in this game but Rutgers has shown this season they are capable of winning games and staying within the pointspread.

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