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North Carolina vs. UAB - 12/27/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UAB Blazers (4-8) at North Carolina Tar Heels (8-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)

The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -25 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The North Carolina Tar Heels and the UAB Blazers face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The North Carolina Tar heels are 8-3 this season and they are ranked 20th in the nation. UNC is averaging 80.2 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.7 points and their opponents are shooting 35.5 percent. Marcus Paige leads the Tar Heels averaging 13.4 points per game. Kennedy Meeks is averaging 13.3 points and 9.5 rebounds, Brice Johnson is averaging 11.9 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Justin Jackson is averaging 9.5 points. North Carolina has won three of their last four games.

North Carolina vs. UAB  - 12/27/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UAB Blazers are 4-8 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. UAB is averaging 66.8 points and they are shooting 40.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.1 points and their opponents are shooting 43.5 percent. Robert Brow leads the Blazers averaging 13.8 points per game. C.J. Washington is averaging 9.8 points, Tyler Madison is averaging 7.8 points, and Hakeem Baxter is averaging 7.3 points. UAB hasn’t beaten a team with a RPI better than 200 and they are 0-4 in games not played at home.

North Carolina is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 11-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 8-17 against the spread against a team with a losing record. UAB is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, 2-8 against the spread against the ACC, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record.

I can see Carolina putting up points and after UAB beat them last year I see revenge as well but this is a huge number so though it is just a lean I will take the points. 

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UAB Blazers +23.5

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