Maryland at North Carolina - 12/1/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (6-0) at North Carolina Tar Heels (5-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Dean Smith Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins and North Carolina Tar Heels square off Tuesday night at the Dean E. Smith Center.
The Maryland Terrapins look for their first road victory and to remain undefeated. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 77.2 points on 53.2 percent shooting and allowing 62.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Melo Trimble is averaging 14.8 points and 4.5 assists while Robert Carter is averaging 13 points and seven rebounds. Rasheed Sulaimon is dishing 3.5 assists and Jake Layman is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Maryland Terrapins are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. Maryland is allowing just 30.4 percent shooting from deep and has topped 80 points in three of its six games. The Maryland Terrapins have won six of their last 10 road games. Ivan Bender is questionable.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels look for a statement win after a shaky 5-1 start to the year. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 81.3 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Justin Jackson is averaging 14.7 points and 3.7 assists while Kennedy Meeks is averaging 14.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Brice Johnson is grabbing 10.3 rebounds and Joel Berry II is dishing 3.7 assists. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. North Carolina is averaging 11.7 offensive rebounds per contest and is turning the ball over just 11 times. The North Carolina Tar Heels have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Terrapins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tar Heels are 4-10-2 ATS in their last 16 home games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Terrapins are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in North Carolina and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
This line is a little off to me, as the Terps are one of the more talented teams in the country. Sure, the same can be said for the Tar Heels, but this is the same team that lost to Northern Iowa and has looked lackluster in other games. Even with Marcus Paige returning for this one, I'm not leaving this many points on the table.