North Carolina vs. Butler - 11/26/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Butler Bulldogs (3-0) at North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -9.5 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds
The Butler Bulldogs and he North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Wednesday at Paradise Island in the Battle4Atlantis.
The Butler Bulldogs are off to a 3-0 start and of course this program is no stranger to big games. Butler is averaging 83 points and they are shooting 56 percent form the floor and 48.9 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 48 points and their opponents shoot 34.2 percent. Kellen Dunham is averaging 19 points per game, Roosavelt Jones is averaging 10.7 points and 7.3 assists, and Andrew Chrabascz is averaging 10 points. Butler has dominated their opponents this season but they take a big step up in competition here.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels are ranked fifth in the nation and they are off to a 3-0 start. UNC is averaging 89.7 points and they are shooting 47.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.7 points and their opponents are shooting 34 percent. Marcus Paige is averaging 18.7 points per game to lead the Tar Heels. J.P. Tokoto is averaging 17 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists, Justin Jackson is averaging 16.3 points, and Kennedy Meeks is averaging 16 points and 11 rebounds. North Carolina is stacked on paper but we will see how good of a team they are this week in the Bahamas.
Butler is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 6-0 against the spread against the ACC, and 1-5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. North Carolina is 9-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The total looks to be far too low for these two and the over looks like an easy winner.