North Carolina-Wilmington vs. North Carolina - 11/8/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina-Wilmington vs. North Carolina
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Trask Coliseum)
North Carolina Tar Heels -21.5 . Total 162.5
The 9th ranked North Carolina Tar Heels hit the road for an in-state game with mid major, UNC Wilmington Seahawks. The Tar Heels are (1-0) on the season. The Tar Heels beat Notre Dame 76-65 to open the season. The Seahawks (1-0) opened the season with a win over non-division 1 Johnson & Wales, 103-83.
The Tar Heels were led in scoring by freshman Cole Anthony. Anthony recorded a double-double, netting 34 points and 11 rebounds. Garrison Brooks was the only other Tar Heel in double figures. Brooks added 10 points and blocked 3 shots. UNC shot 50% from 3 point range, making 10 of 20. The Tar Heels smoked Notre Dame on the boards, out rebounding them 51-31. UNC was sloppy at times, committing 18 turnovers. The Tar Heels led by as many as 16 in the game.
The Seahawks had 5 players that finished in double figures in the game. Jylen Sims led the way with 19 points, making 7 of 10 shots. Jay Estime' contributed 13 points and 6 rebounds. The Seahawks shot 49% for the game from the floor. UNC Wilmington smoked Johnson & Wales from the foul line. The Seahawks out scored them 20 to 5 from the foul line. UNC Wilmington led by as many as 26 in the win.
Recent Betting Trends:
Tar Heels are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games.
Tar Heels are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
The under is 5-1 in Tar Heels last 6 road games.
Seahawks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the ACC.
Seahawks are 5-14-1 in their last 20 non-conference games.
The over is 11-1 in Seahawks last 12 home games.
The Tar Heels have won the last 4 meetings against the Seahawks. This includes a 97-69 win over the Seahawks last year. During those 4 games the Tar Heels are averaging 87 points compared to 62 for the Seahawks. UNC coach Roy Williams doesn't mind going to an in-state mid major school for a game, last year the Tar Heels played at Wofford and Elon. Side note, I wish we would see this more often. Anyway, this is a game where the Tar Heels should cover. The Tar Heels have better talent and will be a lot more physical then the Seahawks. Final score prediction, Tar Heels win and cover, 92-67.