Western Carolina vs. North Carolina Pick
Is No. 11 North Carolina giving up too many points when it takes on Western Carolina tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, North Carolina is favored tonight, as the Tar Heels are getting odds of -31 points against Western Carolina. The over/under total for the game is listed at 154 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
North Carolina is coming off a 97-73 win over Tulane on Sunday for its third straight win. The Tar Heels are now 8-1 on the season and 5-3 against the spread. The three failed covers came on a neutral floor. UNC is putting up 86.3 points per game this season while allowing 72.2 points per game. Luke Maye is leading the team with 20.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. Joel Berry II is adding 16.5 points and 3.6 assists per contest.
Western Carolina is coming off a 72-71 win over Appalachian State to improve to 3-6 on the season. The Catamounts are 5-3 against the spread, covering in their last three games. They are 3-2 ATS on the road. WCU is putting up 65.9 points per game on offense while allowing 83.1 points per contest. Matt Halvorsen is leading the way for WCU, who is averaging 11.7 points per game. Deriece Parks is adding 10.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.
These two have no recent meetings to consider for this one. However, UNC has covered in 26 of its last 38 at home and 10 of its last 14 against a losing team. The Tar Heels have also covered in five of their last seven against Southern Conference opponents. Western Carolina is 1-5 ATS in their last six against ACC opponents. The public betting is siding with UNC despite the lofty spread and I tend to agree.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA -31