North Carolina at Indiana - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (7-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (4-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels and Indiana Hoosiers meet Wednesday night in a college basketball game at the Assembly Hall on ESPN.
The North Carolina Tar Heels look for another statement win to build on their solid 7-0 start to the CBB season. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 91 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Joel Berry II is averaging 17.1 points and 4.3 assists while Justin Jackson is averaging 15.4 points and 4.1 rebounds. Isaiah Hicks is the third double-digit scorer and Kennedy Meeks is grabbing 10.7 rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Tar Heels are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The North Carolina Tar Heels have won four straight road games.
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The Indiana Hoosiers also look for an impressive victory to build on their 4-1 start to the CBB season. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 88.6 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 38.1 percent shooting. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 20.5 points and seven rebounds while Robert Johnson is averaging 13.8 points and three assists. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and OG Anunoby is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Hoosiers are allowing 27 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Indiana Hoosiers haven’t lost a home game since March of 2015.
The Tar Heels are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic Coast and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Tar Heels are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Blackmon is expected to play in this game despite a knee injury, so, I have to side with the Hoosiers and the free bucket. Indiana has one of the tougher home crowds in the country and shots seem to fall at a high percentage the Hoosiers play in their building. North Carolina is looking sharp, but this will be their first true road test of the young season. Indiana is no joke and will be out to reedem itself after a rough upset loss last week.
I'll take the home team and the free bucket.