|2013 ACC Title Game North Carolina vs. Miami Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Sunday, 17 March 2013 08:00|
ACC Title Game Free Pick
GREENSBORO, NC (ATS Consultants) – Will Miami thwart North Carolina's attempt to win its 19th ACC tournament when the two teams clash at 1:00PM ET this afternoon?
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Miami as a 3-point favorite over North Carolina for tonight’s game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 140.5 points. The Tar Heels enter play with a 24-9 overall record while the Hurricanes are 26-6 on the year.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Hurricanes opened as 1.5-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 3 or 3.5 depending on what sports book you view. As for the total, it opened at 143 and has been bet down to 140.5 or 141.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 79% of college basketball public bettors currently favor Miami. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take Miami. According to latest college basketball trends, North Carolina is 7-21 ATS last 28 Sunday games. Miami-Florida is 19-9-1 ATS last 29 overall, 17-6-1 ATS last 24 following a SU win, 19-9-1 ATS last 29 overall and 22-10 ATS last 32 neutral site games.
North Carolina is coming off a 79-76 win over Maryland as a 4.5-point betting odds favorite. Miami-Florida has won three straight, including an 81-71 win over North Carolina State, giving 2 on Saturday. Miami doesn't have the tradition that North Carolina has. UNC has won 17 ACC tournament titles. Miami is going for number one. The Hurricanes had that as a goal to start the sesaon despite only making the second round of the NIT Tournament last year. Miami clinched its first ACC title since joining the league in 2004-05 and has a program record for number of wins. Miami had an impressive Saturday, beat NC State in front of most Wolfpack fans at Greensboro. Durand Scott had a career-best 32 points in Saturday's 81-71 victory. It starts at guard sophomore point Shane Larke, who had 43 points, eight assists and 10 rebounds in the tournament. Scott is better known for his defense, as he was selected ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Larkin, the son of Hall of Fame shortstop Barry, has scored at least 20 points in four of the last six games. North Carolina nearly went to overtime but they survived Maryland after beating Florida State with ease in their opening game. The Hurricanes will take advantage of the Tar Heel's smaller lineup by battering them inside and on the boards and cotrolling the tempo. Miami-Florida takes on North Carolina from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. in the ACC Championship game at 1pmET.
ACC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FREE PICK: MIAMI HURRICANES -3