#7 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #9 Michigan Wolverines

Tar Heels vs. Wolverines in College Basketball Betting Line Matchup

November 26, 2018 NCAA Basketball

College hoops fans will get an early Christmas present on Wednesday with a matchup of top ten teams.  On the whole Michigan is not celebrated as a basketball school.  But perhaps they should be.  While their football team continues to fall short the hoopsters are March Madness regulars.  Naturally North Carolina is celebrated as one of the top programs in the sport.  Indeed, the Tar Heels tradition makes them a regular college basketball betting line favorite.  Yet UNC has maintained board value even with all the public money they attract.  Few teams can score like the Tar Heels.

#7 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. #9 Michigan Wolverines

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 9:30 p.m. Eastern

Location: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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North Carolina Tar Heels

Certainly, there are few teams that can match North Carolina’s offensive prowess with the college basketball betting line.  So far, the Tar Heels are 6-1 straight up, 4-2-1 against the spread and 6-1 over the total.  Overall North Carolina ranks fifth in the nation for scoring offense.  Of great concern is a “defense” that ranks 213th in the country.  Hence the reason so many Tar Heel games go over the total.  Most of all the Tar Heels have benefited from balanced scoring.  Four starters are averaging at least 13 points per game or better.

Michigan Wolverines

In like manner Michigan has had strong NCAA Basketball success to start the year.  More emphatically the Wolverines are a perfect 6-0 straight up.  Balanced against that is a mark of 3-3 vs. the odds.  In turn there could not be a more opposite team to the Tar Heels than Michigan.  To illuminate the Maize and Blue ranks 264th in the country for scoring offense.  Counter to that is the nation’s top ranked defense.  Supplementing that elite defense is Ignas Brazdelkis and his team best 16 points per game.

Stats to Consider

Michigan head coach John Beilein has proven to be one of the best in the country.  It follows that he lacks the notoriety of UNC coach Roy Williams.  But Beilein has emerged as the best coach in Michigan basketball history.  In particular Beilein has led the Maize and Blue to the NCAA championship game two times.  Contrarily Williams reputation has been tarnished by fake classes at UNC that he claims to have not known about.  By contrast Beilein’s program is squeaky clean.

Team vs. Team

North Carolina has been a dangerous road betting value recently.  For example, the Tar Heels have paid in four of their last six away from home.  Also, five of their last seven away tilts went over the total.  On the contrary Michigan has faded as a home wagering factor.  The Maize and Blue got the money in just two of their last six at Crisler Center.  Seven of their last ten home games went under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Indeed, this is a matchup of extreme opposites with the college basketball betting line.  Michigan seeks revenge for an 86-71 loss to UNC last year.  And as the old adage goes, defense travels well.  Specifically, North Carolina will have an empty suitcase.

North Carolina vs. Michigan NCAA games Betting Odds Picks

To conclude Michigan’s defense should suffocate UNC and extract revenge!

North Carolina vs. Michigan NCAA Betting Online Pick: Michigan Wolverines

North Carolina vs. Michigan NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Michigan 78, North Carolina 72

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