North Carolina vs. Wofford - 11/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (0-1) at North Carolina Tar Heels (2-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wofford Terriers and North Carolina Tar Heels meet Wednesday night at the Dean E. Smith Center.
The Wofford Terriers look for a bounce back game after losing their opener to Missouri on Friday. The Wofford Terriers are averaging 74 points on 38.2 percent shooting and allowing 83 points on 56 percent shooting. Fletcher Magee is averaging 22 points and five rebounds while Justin Gordon is averaging 19 points and six rebounds. Spencer Collins is dishing four assists and C.J. Neumann is grabbing five rebounds. The Wofford Terriers made 10 threes and had just seven turnovers in their opener, but they didn’t play a lick of defense. Wofford simply can’t allow teams to shoot above 50 percent from the field or it’s going to be a long year in the Southern. Cameron Jackson is questionable with a knee injury.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels look to keep winning after a fast 2-0 start to the year. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 91.5 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 37 percent shooting. Kennedy Meeks is averaging 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while Brice Johnson is averaging 16 points and 10.5 rebounds. Theo Pinson is dishing 6.5 assists and Joel Berry II is grabbing four rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and are averaging just 10 turnovers. Even without Marcus Paige on the floor, the Tar Heels are looking like that championship team many had before the season started. North Carolina has won six of its last 10 home games.
The Terriers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Tar Heels are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games.
Wofford loves to push the pace offensively which does lead to some offensive production. The Terriers held their own against an OK MIssouri team. Yes, North Carolina is about five steps up in talent, but 20 points is a lot to lay against a team that can put the ball in the hoop.
I'll take Wofford.