North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State - 11/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-0) at North Carolina Tar Heels (5-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Lahaina Civic Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -11 -- Over/Under: 171.5 See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Oklahoma State Cowboys face off on Tuesday in the Maui Jim Invitational college basketball tournament.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are off to a 5-0 start to the season, are ranked number 4 in the nation, and land in this game after pounding Chaminade on Monday. North Carolina is averaging 92 points per game and they are shooting 49.6 percent from the floor including 40.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents are shooting 37.2 percent. Isaiah Hicks leads the Tar Heels averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds per game. Joel Berry II is averaging 14.8 points for UNC, Justin Jackson is averaging 14.8 points, and Kennedy Meeks is averaging 14.2 points and 10.2 rebounds. North Carolina is looking like a force once again this season but they haven’t faced any kind of stiff test.
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 4-0 this season and they land in this game after beating UConn on Monday 98-90. Oklahoma State is averaging 104.8 points per game and they are shooting 50.8 percent from the floor including 41 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents are shooting 37.2 percent. Jawun Evans leads the Cowboys averaging 26.3 points and 6.3 assists per game. Phil Forte III is averaging 21 points for OSU, Jeffery Carroll is averaging 18.5 points and 8.0 rebounds, and Leyton Hammonds is averaging 7.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Oklahoma State hasn’t been tested but with Forte healthy again this is a team that could surprise.
North Carolina is 11-3-1 against the spread in their last 15 games, 18-7-2 against the spread in their last 27 neutral site games, and 0-7 against the spread against the Big 12. Oklahoma State is 5-0 against the spread in neutral site games, 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 non-conference games, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
This just looks like a ton of points and the Cowboys can put points on the board so Oklahoma State and the points seems like an easy pick.