Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (18-6) at Pittsburgh Panthers (16-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers +5 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Pittsburgh Panthers and the North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Saturday at Petersen Events Center in ACC college basketball action.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 16-9 this season and coming off of a loss at Louisville that ended a three game winning streak. Pittsburgh is averaging 68 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.2 points and their opponents are shooting 44.8 percent. Michael Young leads the Panthers averaging 13.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Jamel Artis is averaging 12.8 points and 5.8 rebounds, James Robinson is averaging 10 points and 5.1 assists, and Cameron Wright is averaging 9.1 points. Pittsburgh is 12-2 at home and 5-6 in the ACC.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels are 18-6 this season and ranked number 12 in the nation. UNC is averaging 78.8 points and they are shooting 46.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.4 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Marcus Paige leads the Tar Heels averaging 14.2 points per game. Kennedy Meeks is averaging 12.3 points and 7.8 rebounds, Brice Johnson is averaging 12.2 points and 8.0 rebounds, and Justin Jackson is averaging 9.9 points. North Carolina is 5-2 on the road and 8-3 in the ACC.
Pittsburgh is 8-18 against the spread in their last 26 home games, 3-7-2 against the spread against the ACC, and 5-15-1 against the spread in their last 21 games. North Carolina is 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 games, 3-12-1 against the spread against the ACC, and 0-6-1 against the spread in their last seven games against a team with a winning record.
I have the total in the mid to high 130's but it is set at 143 so my free pick is the under. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the app.