North Carolina vs. William & Mary - 12/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
William & Mary Tribe (6-4) at North Carolina Tar Heels (9-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The North Carolina Tar Heels and the William and Mary Tribe face off on Tuesday at the Dean E. Smith Center in college basketball action.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-3 this season and have won their last three games. UNC Is averaging 80.9 points ad they are shooting 45.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.1 points and their opponents are shooting 35.1 percent. Marcus Paige is averaging 13.6 points per game to lead the Tar Heels. Kennedy Meeks is averaging 13.3 points and 9.4 rebounds, Brice Johnson is averaging 11.8 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Justin Jackson is averaging 9.8 points. North Carolina is 4-1 at home this season.
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The William & Mary Tribe are 6-4 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. William and Mary are averaging 63.9 points and they are shooting 46.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 62 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Marcus Thornton leads the Tribe averaging 19.3 points per game. Omar Prewitt is averaging 10.8 points, Daniel Dixon is averaging 10.7 points, and Terry Tarpey is averaging 8.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. William and Mary is 1-4 on the road this season.
North Carolina is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 4-1 against the spread against the CAA, and 22-8 against the spread in their last 30 home games against a team with a losing road record. William and Mary is 5-0 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 13-3 against the spread following a loss, and 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games.
The line here is simply too big and don’t be surprised if it is uncomfortable tight for the Tar heels who can’t help but be looking ahead at the ACC opener which is just a few days away.