Miami vs. North Carolina Prediction

ACC Tournament Picks: Will North Carolina cover vs. Miami? 3/9/17

Will North Carolina cover as a sizable favorite today when it takes on Miami at 12:00PM ET in the second-round of the ACC tournament?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tar Heels are now 7.5-point favorites versus the Hurricanes after opening as an 8-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 139 and that's where it currently sits.

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Miami advanced to the second round with a 62-57 victory over Syracuse on Wednesday. The Hurricanes covered as a 2-point favorite and the under cashed for the fifth consecutive Miami game. Entering action today, the Canes have won seven of 10 and are 6-4 against the spread during that stretch.

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The Tar Heels knocked off Duke in their final regular season game of the year, pushing as a 7-point home favorite. North Carolina is now 7-3 over its last 10 games straight up, but just 4-5-1 against the number over that same span. The Tar Heels are 16-13 against the spread on the season, however.

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OUR PREDICTION: Despite covering yesterday, the Hurricanes have been a poor bet at neutral sites. They're just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 neutral site games and have failed to cover in seven of their last 10 neutral site games when they're an underdog as well. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, are 4-1-1 against the number in their last six games overall and are 19-7-2 at the betting window in their last 28 neutral site games. They're also 19-6-2 against the spread in their last 27 neutral site games when they're favored.

ACC TOURNAMENT PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS -7.5

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