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Miami vs. North Carolina - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Carolina Tar Heels (19-9) at Miami Hurricanes (18-10)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm (BankUnited Center)

The Line: Miami Hurricanes +1.5 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS

The Miami Hurricanes and the North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Saturday at BankUnited Center in ACC college basketball action.

The Miami Hurricanes are 18-10 this season and they have won three of their last four games as they sit on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament field. Miami is averaging 68.6 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Sheldon McClellan leads  the Hurricanes averaging 15 points per game. Angel Rodriguez is averaging 12.8 points, Tonye Jekiri is averaging 8.8 points and 10.6 rebounds, and Manu Lecomte is averaging 7.8 points. Miami is 10-5 at home and 8-7 in ACC games.

Miami vs. North Carolina - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The North Carolina Tar Heels are 19-9 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. UNC is averaging 78.3 points and they are shooting 47.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 39.4 percent. Marcus Paige leads the Tar Heels averaging 13.3 points per game. Kennedy Meeks is averaging 12.8 points and 7.8 rebounds, Brice Johnson is averaging 12.5 points and 7.8 rebounds, and Justin Jackson is averaging 9.8 points. North Carolina is 5-4 on the road and 9-6 in the ACC.

Miami is 5-2 against the spread following a win, 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight home games, and 20-8 against the spread in Saturday games. North Carolina is 4-9-1 against the spread in their last 14 games, 5-2 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, and 1-8-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. North Carolina is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games against Miami.

The total is at 142 and I see this one staying under as I don't see it crossing 140 with both teams playing solid defense. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. 

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Under 142

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