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North Carolina vs Syracuse Basketball Picks 1-13-24

Syracuse Orange (11-4) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (12-3)
January 13, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: North Carolina -12.5 ; Over/Under: 155
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The Syracuse Orange and North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the Dean Smith Center.  Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Syracuse vs North Carolina prediction.

Syracuse Coming Off A Victory

Syracuse faced off against Boston College in the last game and they were able to secure the 69-59 victory. At halftime they were up 33-22 and they never looked back on the way to the victory. Chris Bell had a strong game putting up 20 points, two rebounds, and one assist. Syracuse on the season is averaging 76.9 points while their defense is giving up 70.7 points per game. Judah Mintz has been the top player for Syracuse averaging 18.5 points while shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from behind the three point line. 

North Carolina Has Won Five Games in a Row

North Carolina has won five games in a row and they have a lot of confidence heading into this game. In the last game against North Carolina State, North Carolina scored 67 points and they ended up winning by 13 points. Casey Morsell had a strong game putting up 12 points and six rebounds. North Carolina is averaging 82.5 points while their defense is giving up 69.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 29th in the league while the defense is ranked 137th in the league. RJ Davis is averaging 20.3 points while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

Syracuse vs North Carolina Betting Prediction

Syracuse is coming off a win but before that they had really struggled and it’s going to be an issue again here. North Carolina on the season is averaging 82.5 points per game and Syracuse’s defense has been an issue all season. North Carolina is going to have no issue running up the score and that is going to be the difference here. Back North Carolina to cover the spread here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: North Carolina -12.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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