Indiana vs. North Carolina - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (7-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (4-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 161 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers and the North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Wednesday in a college basketball battle of traditional powers.
The Indiana Hoosiers are 4-1 this season with the loss coming in an upset against IPFW in overtime. Indiana is averaging 88.6 points per game and they are shooting 49.5 percent from the floor including 39.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 69.6 points per game and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. James Blackmon Jr. leads the Hoosiers averaging 20.5 points and 7 rebounds per game. Robert Johnson is averaging 13.8 points for IU, Thomas Bryant is averaging 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds, and OG Anunoby is averaging 11.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Indiana has top tier talent and they are ranked 10th in the nation and have a win over Kansas on their resume.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-0 so far this season and are ranked 3rd in the country. UNC Is averaging 91 points per game and they are shooting 50.9 percent from the floor and 40 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 66.3 points per game and their opponents are shooting 37.1 percent. Joel Berry II leads the Tar Heels averaging 17.1 points per game. Justin Jackson is averaging 15.4 points for UNC, Isaiah Hicks is averaging 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Kennedy Meeks is averaging 13.7 points and 10.7 rebounds. North Carolina is looking like a top contender for a spot in the Final Four this season.
Indiana is 6-0 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record, 1-4 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread against the ACC. North Carolina is 3-0-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, 4-1-1 against the spread in their last 6 non-conference games, and 15-5-1 against the spread in their last 21 games.
Indiana is good enough to rise to the occasion here and if this game was at UNC I would be going the other way. I don’t think I need them but I will take the points with Indiana.