N.C. State vs. North Carolina Prediction
Will North Carolina cover as a double-digit home favorite on Saturday when the Tar Heels host in-state rival N.C. State at 12:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: North Carolina. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tar Heels are 12.5-point home favorites to knock off the Wolfpack, who opened as 13-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 159 points after hitting the board at 160.
Who Public Bettors Like: North Carolina. As of Saturday morning, 54% of the betting tickets wagered on today's game at online sportsbooks are on the Tar Heels. That said, 57% of the money wagered online is on the Wolfpack to cover.
Who We Like: North Carolina. The favorite is 15-6 against the spread in the last 21 meetings between these two teams. The Tar Heels are also 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven games coming off a loss, are 34-15-2 against the spread in their last 51 games in Chapel Hill and are 19-6-2 at the betting window in their lsat 27 games coming off an ATS loss.
On the other side, the Wolfpack are just 4-17 against the spread in their last 21 road games. They're also 2-10 at the betting window in their last 12 games coming off a win and are 4-17 against the spread in their last 21 road games when facing an opponent with a winning record at home.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS -12.5