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Miami vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Analysis – 2/27/2018

Posted by: Mike Davis
Tuesday, February 27 - Miami vs. North Carolina Basketball - NCAA Betting Odds

College basketball betting players have some easy picks to make this evening as the Miami vs. North Carolina basketball matchup offers some great odds. Furthermore, the matchup is fairly easy to predict. Let’s take a look at some NCAA picks and parlay bets players can make on this Tuesday night pairing.

Miami vs. North Carolina Basketball – Tuesday, February 27th

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Miami +10 (-110) 151 ½ (-110) +400
UNC -10 (-110) 151 ½ (-110) -500
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Miami Hurricanes

Led by head coach Jim Larrañaga, who is in his 7th year with the program, the Hurricanes look to pick up their 3rd consecutive win. Heading into this evening’s matchup, the Hurricanes are sitting on a 20-8 record that ranks them 7th in the ACC. Additionally, Miami has posted a so-so 9-7 record in conference play. That record places Miami 6-games behind the conference-leading Virginia Cavaliers. Judging by the type of season they’re having, Miami doesn’t have much of a chance of winning the ACC this season. However, they can still try and knock off the No. 9 program in the nation this college basketball betting evening. With an emphasis on try.

So, how well do the unranked Hurricanes match up against No. 9 North Carolina? As well as one would expect. The Tar Heels enjoy a sizeable advantage on offense as they’re scoring 83.4 per game while the Hurricanes are only putting up 74.1 per matchup. Nevertheless, Miami has a small advantage on defense. Specifically, the Hurricanes are giving up 66.8 per game, which beats North Carolina’s 73.4 average. Luke Maye and Joel Berry II may have a hard time putting up their usual numbers this evening, but they’ll still be able to lead UNC to victory.

North Carolina Tar Heels

Roy Williams, currently in his 15th season with the program, hopes to improve upon UNC’s 22-7 record this evening by picking off an unranked opponent. Considering that the Tar Heels enter this matchup riding a 6-game win streak, it’s easy to see why the evening’s online sportsbook odds are favoring North Carolina so heavily. All things considered, it wouldn’t be much of an overstatement to say that Miami has zero chance of upsetting the Tar Heels this evening. However, the Tar Heels have suffered 3 losses against unranked opponents this season. Would 1 more be that much more surprising? With that said, should daring bettors place some small action against UNC this evening?

All things considered, it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to put a small bet on Miami this evening. Not so much because they have a good chance of upsetting UNC, but mostly because those odds are hard to pass up. Obviously the Tar Heels have a great chance of winning this evening, but nothing is set in stone.

Miami vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Predictions


  • Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 Games
  • Miami is 8-4 SU in its last 12 Road Games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 10 of Miami’s last 14 Games
  • North Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 Games
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of UNC’s last 8 Games
Miami vs. North Carolina Basketball Picks

Clearly the winning bet to make on this evening’s action is found in backing North Carolina. However, just as clear is the fact that there’s not much value in taking them straight up. No reason to worry, since the trends make the spread a great option for tonight’s matchup. Specifically, taking UNC to cover the spread is practically a guarantee. Sign up now to take advantage of this easy bet!

Score Prediction: 84-73 UNC. The Tar Heels extend their win streak and cover the spread. The TOTAL will go OVER this evening.