Hawaii vs. North Carolina - 11/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (3-0) at Hawaii Warriors (2-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 1:00 am (Stan Sheriff Center)
The Line: Hawaii Warriors +24 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: OC Sports
The North Carolina Tar Heels and Hawaii Rainbow Warriors meet Saturday morning in college basketball action at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The North Carolina Tar Heels look for a quick 4-0 start by earning their second road win of the season. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 95 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 35.3 percent shooting. Joel Berry II is averaging 21.3 points and 4.3 assists while Justin Jackson is averaging 17 points and 4.3 rebounds. Kennedy Meeks is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Hicks is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Tar Heels are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The North Carolina Tar Heels have won four of their last five road games.
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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors look for a statement victory after getting off to a 2-1 start to the season. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are averaging 68.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Noah Allen is averaging 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while Sheriff Drammeh is averaging 14.7 points and 3.7 assists. Gibson Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Jack Purchase is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors have won five of their last seven home games.
The Tar Heels are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Warriors are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS loss. The over is 10-3-1 in Warriors last 14 Friday games and the under is 6-2 in Tar Heels last 8 road games.
North Carolina is obvioulsy the better team here, but it's not easy playing in Hawaii. The Warriors are very good at home and the travel along with the time zone change tends to throw visiting teams off. Hawaii and a great deal of points at home is usually a nice bet. I think this game could be a tad bit closer than some expect, but North Carolina will get the outright victory.