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North Carolina Tar Heels vs. UNC Wilmington Seahawks Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/31/13

UNC Wilmington Seahawks (6-8) at North Carolina Tar Heels (9-3)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 5:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)

The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks travel to Chapel Hill to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday night.

UNCW dropped to 6-8 on the year after losing to UNCA 75-61 on Saturday. UNCW shot only 34.4% from the field and 28.6% from three-point range. Freddie Jackson and Cedrick Williams scored 15 points each for the Seahawks. On the year, Williams averages a team-high 14.1 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per contest. As a team, the Seahawks are averaging only 67.1 points per game and are shooting a lousy 41.1% from the field. This was the third straight loss for the Seahawks after having won two straight at the beginning of the month. This will be ninth road game already for the Seahawks; UNCW is 3-5 away from home this year.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. UNC Wilmington Seahawks Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/31/13

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The North Carolina Tar Heels improved to 9-3 on the year after beating Northern Kentucky 75-60 last week. The Tar Heels shot 47.1% from the field and 42.9% from behind the arc in the win. James Michael McAdoo scored 12 of his 14 points after halftime, while Marcus Paige and Leslie McDonald added 11 points each for the Tar Heels. On the year, Paige leads the team in scoring with 18.7 points per game, while McAdoo averages 14 points per contest. Paige also leads the team in assists with 4 dimes per game, while Johnson is averaging a team-high 6.7 boards per game. The Tar Heels are averaging 79.8 points per game and are shooting 47% from the field. North Carolina is a great rebounding team, pulling down over 40 boards per contest.

Coach Roy Williams will have the Tar Heels fired up after a bad game against Northern Kentucky last week. North Carolina will come out shooting the ball well and will play solid defense against a weak UNCW squad. This game should get ugly quick and I think North Carolina will end up winning by 30.

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