Michigan vs. North Carolina Prediction
No. 24 Michigan heads to Chapel Hill, NC on Wednesday night to take on North Carolina at 9:15 p.m. ET in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on ESPN. With the Wolverines laying 1.5 points as a road favorite and the total sitting at 148.5 points, what’s the top play for this CBB matchup?
727 Michigan Wolverines (-1.5) at 728 North Carolina Tar Heels (+1.5); o/u 148.5
9:15 p.m. ET, John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
Michigan Wolverines DFS Snapshot
Eli Brooks contributed 22 points (6-11 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 6-6 FT) and three rebounds in 33 minutes during Saturday's 74-61 win over UNLV. Brooks has eclipsed 30 minutes on the court in three of the first four games this season, and he posted his highest scoring total of the year against UNLV. Across his first four appearances this year, he's averaged 16.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 33.8 minutes per game.
North Carolina Tar Heels DFS Snapshot
Armando Bacot logged 22 points (8-14 FG, 6-7 FT), seven rebounds and one block in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 72-53 win over UNC Asheville. The Tar Heels cruised to victory in this one, and Bacot was the team's best performer by a wide margin. He has been a bright spot for UNC this season and is performing according to the pre-season expectations that had him as one of the best big men in the ACC. Bacot is averaging 15.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The Tar Heels are just 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 games as an underdog, are 0-7-1 against the number in their last eight games overall and are 0-6 at the betting window in their last six home games. The Wolverines, meanwhile, are 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games versus a team with a winning home record, are 5-1 against the number in their last six road games and are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES -1.5