UNC heavily favored vs. Syracuse

Syracuse vs. North Carolina – 2/29/16 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

No. 7 North Carolina looks to bounce back from a weekend loss when it plays host to Syracuse tonight at 7PM ET. Will the Heels win big?

According to oddsmakers at RealBets, North Carolina is favored at home today, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of -12 points against Syracuse. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 147 points.

North Carolina is 23-6 on the season, 12-4 in the ACC, 14-1 at home and 12-16-1 against the spread. Syracuse is 19-10 overall, 9-7 in the ACC, 3-5 on the road and 14-14 against the spread. North Carolina has won the last two meetings with Syracuse, including an 84-73 road win back on Jan. 9 where it was a 7.5-point favorite.

Who does the public like in this game?

North Carolina is coming off a 79-74 loss to Virginia on Saturday, which you would think means good things for today, but the Tar Heels are actually 1-3-1 against the spread following a loss this season. Syracuse snapped a two-game losing streak this weekend with a 75-66 win over N.C. State. The Orange come into this game having covered in four straight when the spread is in double figures and they are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 when the spread is 10 points or more. Look for the Orange to stay within reach of the Tar Heels tonight as well.

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