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North Carolina vs. Robert Morris - 11/16/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Robert Morris Colonials (0-1) at North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0)

College Basketball: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)

The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -23.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Robert Morris Colonials face off on Sunday in Chapel Hill in college basketball action.

The North Carolina Tar heels are ranked sixth in the nation and they opened their season on Friday knocking off North Carolina Central. It has been turmoil for the North Carolina athletic department as allegations of academic scandals surface but the Heels look to keep that off of the court. On Friday Brice Johnson led the way for UNC scoring 12points and grabbing eight rebounds. Kennedy Meeks had 10 points and nine rebounds and J.P. Tokoto had 10 points, five rebounds, and four assists. North Carolina shot 44.3 percent from the floor but they were just 2 of 11 from beyond the three-point arc and they shot 66.7 percent from the free throw line, all numbers Roy Williams team will need to improve on.

North Carolina vs. Robert Morris - 11/16/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Robert Morris Colonials started their season on Friday as well but they were pasted by Lafayette. RMU had horrible numbers as they lost to the Leopards by 27 points in a game they trailed by 20 at the half. Lucky Jones had 10 points and five rebounds over 23 minutes. Kavon Stewart had 10 points, Marcquise Reed had 10 points, and David Appolon had nine points and five rebounds. Robert Morris shot just 25 percent from the floor, 22.7 percent from three-point land, and 70.4 percent from the free throw line while being out-rebounded 43-27. Robert Morris appears to be headed for a long season.

North Carolina is 0-5 against the spread following a win, 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games, and 0-8 against the spread in their last eight games. Robert Morris is 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games against a team with a winning home record.

There is a big number on this one and I still see North Carolina covering as Robert Morris struggles to score and playing the sixth ranked team in the country isn’t going to help that. 

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North Carolina -20.5

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