North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Ohio State Buckeyes - 12/4/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State Buckeyes at North Carolina Tar Heels
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 9:30 PM (Dean E. Smith Center)
North Carolina Tar Heels -2.5 . Total 136.0 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The 6th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes are on the road for a clash with the 7th ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. The Buckeyes are (7-0), coming off a 90-57 win over Morgan State. The Tar Heels are (6-1), after upending the 11th ranked Oregon Ducks, 78-74.
In the Buckeyes win over Morgan State, Ohio State was guided on offense by Andre Wesson. Wesson hit all 4 of his shots from the floor, while making all 7 of his shots from the foul line, recording 19 points in the game. The Buckeyes shot 47% from the floor and 36% from 3-point range. Ohio State was great defensively, holding Morgan State to just 18% from deep. The Buckeyes forced Morgan State to commit 15 turnovers in the game.
In the tar Heels win over Oregon, North Carolina was led on offense by Armando Bacot. Bacot was 7 of 9 from the floor, making 9 of 10 from the foul line. Bacot notched a double-double in the game, recording 23 points and 12 rebounds in the game. The Tar Heels shot 42% from the floor and 26% from 3-point range. North Carolina won the game from the foul line, out scoring Oregon 20 to 12 from the stripe.
Recent Betting Trends:
Buckeyes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Buckeyes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
The under is 5-2 in Buckeyes last 7 overall.
Tar Heels are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Tar Heels are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
The under is 6-2 in Tar Heels last 8 home games.
The Buckeyes are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 matchups with the Tar Heels. The Buckeyes have had a tough non-conference schedule and it will get no easier in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are 3-o at home, while this will be the Buckeyes first tru road game of the year. Both programs have wins over ranked opponents on the season, but with this being the Buckeyes first road test, I'll side with UNC. Ohio State has looked good at home against Villanova and Cincinnati, but how will the Buckeyes fair on the road. We will know a lot more about this Buckeyes squad after this road matchup. While I like UNC in this game, I will take the under here. The Buckeyes are giving up an average of just 53 points per game and really do a nice job slowing the pace of play down. North Carolina is giving up 66 per game. Both teams rank in the top 30 in field goal percentage defense, with Ohio State ranking 2nd. Final score prediction, 66-61.