Stanford vs. North Carolina Prediction
A pair of 2-0 teams will clash tonight when the Stanford Cardinal play at the seventh-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. As the big favorites, can North Carolina cover the spread tonight with a decisive victory?
Monday, November 12, 2018
Dean E. Smith Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tar Heels are an 18-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 155.5 points. As of Monday afternoon, 67 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Stanford. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Stanford rolls past UNC-Wilmington
The Cardinal secured a 72-59 victory at UNC-Wilmington Friday night to improve to 2-0 on the season. KZ Okpala scored a team-best 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go with three rebounds and three steals to lead the way. Cormac Ryan tallied 14 points, five boards and two steals. Daejon Davis contributed 10 points, five steals and four rebounds. Stanford led 39-25 at halftime.
Tar Heels blow past Elon
North Carolina moved to 2-0 on the young season with a 116-67 blowout win at Elon Friday night. Cameron Johnson helped pace the Tar Heels with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting plus five rebounds and two steals. Nassir Little tallied 21 points in 20 minutes off the bench to go with seven rebounds and three steals. Coby White contributed 14 points, three boards and two assists. Sterling Manley added 11 points and eight rebounds off the bench. North Carolina outscored the hosts 53-22 in the second half.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cardinal are 2-7 ATS in their last nine Monday games. The under is 10-4 in the last 14 Stanford road games.
The Tar Heels are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games versus the Pac-12 Conference. North Carolina is 35-16-2 ATS in its last 53 home games.
North Carolina hasn't seen a defense quite this good yet this season and while the Tar Heels' offense is almost matchup-proof unless Virginia is involved, there might be a couple extra uneasy possessions. Stanford should be just good enough defensively to stay in this one and keep it closer than the 18 than oddsmakers project. If Stanford can show it can keep it respectable against the Tar Heels, perhaps they are in for a better season than most predict.
PREDICTION: STANFORD CARDINAL +18