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North Carolina vs. Ohio State - 12/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1) at North Carolina Tar Heels (7-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm (United Center)

The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS

The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Saturday at the United Center in a neutral site college basketball battle of ranked teams.

The North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-3 this season and are ranked number 24 in the nation. UNC is averaging 80 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.9 points and their opponents are shooting 35.6 percent. Kennedy Meeks leads the Tar heels averaging 13.8 points and 9.1 rebounds. Marcus Paige is averaging 13.1 points, Brice Johnson is averaging 11.3 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Justin Jackson is averaging 9.4 points. North Carolina is 3-1 in neutral site games this season.

North Carolina vs. Ohio State - 12/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-1 this season ad they are ranked number 12 in the nation. OSU is averaging 84.2 points and they are shooting 53.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 56.9 points ad their opponents are shooting 37.8 percent. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 18 points and 5.3 assists to lead the Buckeyes. Marc Loving is averaging 11.3 points, Sam Thompson is averaging 10.2 points, and Shannon Scott is averaging 8.1 points and 7.7 assists. This is Ohio State’s second game away from home this year with the first being a loss at Louisville.

North Carolina is 2-5 against the spread against the Big Ten, 3-8 against the spread following a win, and 3-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Ohio State is 6-1-1 against the spread against the ACC, 3-12-1 against the spread in their last 16 games, and 1-8 against the spread in their last nine neutral site games.

Ohio State isn’t good away from home over the years and this is just another spot for them to prove that.

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North Carolina Tar Heels -1

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