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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/8/2020 NCAAB Predictions, Previews & Spread
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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/8/2020 – A non-conference game will get underway as the North Carolina Tar Heels hit the road to kick-off against Iowa Hawkeyes from Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. The college basketball betting odds are up and running for this entertaining game as the Tar Heels look forward to rebounding from their last defeat. As for the Hawkeyes, they have an intact record on the season and are riding a three-game winning streak. Iowa will make use of this opportunity to defend North Carolina at home.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Iowa Hawkeyes 12/8/2020
North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina Tar Heels have a long way to make it to the top of the American Athletic Conference play. The Tar Heels are holding a 3-1 overall record after their last defeat against Texas Longhorns. North Carolina scored 67 and gave up 69 in return. It took the Longhorns to finally break NC’s three-game winning streak. The Tar Heels had an impressive start this season, but their big challenge is playing against Iowa Hawkeyes. North Carolina will need more support from their scoring players and their defense.
Players to watch: G. Brooks F (GP 4 MIN 27.8 PTS 12.3 REB 8.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 1 TO 1.5 FG% 44.2 FT% 50 3PT% 0), R.J. Davis G (GP 4 MIN 28.8 PTS 12.3 REB 4.5 AST 1.5 STL 0.5 BLK 0 TO 2 FG% 40.5 FT% 76.5 3PT% 46.2), C. Love G (GP 4 MIN 29.8 PTS 11 REB 2 AST 2.5 STL 0.8 BLK 1 TO 3.3 FG% 27.5 FT% 81.3 3PT% 15.8).
Iowa Hawkeyes are holding the third rank in the nation and they are certainly a major threat to opponents. The Hawkeyes are on a three-game winning streak and they are yet to take out their Big Ten opponents. Iowa has been a powerhouse in scoring along with a strong set of defensive players to support them. The Hawkeyes defeated Western Illinois Leathernecks with a final score of 99-58. Against Southern Jaguars, the Hawkeyes scored 103 and restricted them to just 76. Playing the Tar Heels is expected to be an easy challenge for Iowa.
Players to watch: L. Garza C (GP 3 MIN 26 PTS 34 REB 9.7 AST 0.7 STL 1 BLK 2.7 TO 1.7 FG% 76 FT% 80.8 3PT% 62.5), J. Nunge F (GP 1 MIN 19 PTS 18 REB 5 AST 0 STL 1 BLK 1 TO 0 FG% 72.7 FT% 0 3PT% 50), J. Wieskamp G (GP 3 MIN 21.3 PTS 12 REB 6 AST 1.3 STL 0 BLK 0.3 TO 1.3 FG% 40.9 FT% 75 3PT% 50).
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Predictions
North Carolina Tar Heels
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina’s last 6 games.
Iowa is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Picks
North Carolina Tar Heels will not stand a chance against Iowa’s powerful scoring skills. The Hawkeyes are strong and they have what it takes to even top the Big Ten Conference play. The NCAA basketball betting lines are in favor of the Hawkeyes to win.
Moneyline: North Carolina Tar Heels +174, Iowa Hawkeyes -196.
Spread: Look for a spread of +3.5 (-107) for the Tar Heels and -3.5 (-107) for the Hawkeyes.
Totals: The total is all set to go over 156.5 (-110) for North Carolina and under 156.5 (-110) for Iowa.
Score Prediction: 98-74, Hawkeyes win.