North Carolina vs. Syracuse: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 13, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 12, 2024

At JMA Wireless Dome on Tuesday (at 7:00 PM ET), the No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels (19-5, 11-2 ACC) take on the Syracuse Orange (15-9, 6-7 ACC). Players to watch include the Orange’s Maliq Brown. Tuesday’s game between the Tar Heels and the Orange sees the Tar Heels as a strong, 8-point favorite. The game’s over/under is 157.5.

North Carolina vs. Syracuse Betting Lines

North Carolina vs Syracuse Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
North Carolina -8 157.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Syracuse (+8)
Total Pick Under (157.5)

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North Carolina vs. Syracuse Stat Rankings

North Carolina Avg. (Rank) Syracuse Avg. (Rank)
82.5 (21st) Points Scored 75.6 (134th)
70.4 (136th) Points Allowed 74.5 (256th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
10.7 (38th) Off. Rebounds 7.9 (253rd)
7.9 (131st) 3pt Made 7.0 (224th)
14.3 (110th) Assists 13.9 (127th)
10.0 (63rd) Turnovers 11.4 (176th)

North Carolina vs. Syracuse Betting Trends

  • The Tar Heels have beaten the spread 14 times in 24 games.
  • As 8-point favorites or more, North Carolina is 5-5 against the spread.
  • The Tar Heels have seen 11 of their 24 games go over the point total.
  • North Carolina and its opponent have broken the 157.5-point mark 10 times this season.
  • The over/under for this game is 157.5 points, 4.6 more than the average point total for Tar Heels games this season.
  • Syracuse has covered the spread nine times in 24 games.
  • The Orange don’t have a win ATS (0-6) as a 8-point underdog or more this year.
  • North Carolina has seen 11 of its 24 games hit the over.
  • There have been five Orange games this season with more than 157.5 points scored.
  • The over/under for this game is 7.4 points higher than the average scoring total for Syracuse’s games (150.1).

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North Carolina Impact Players

  • RJ Davis leads his squad in both points (21.5) and assists (3.5) per game, and also posts 3.8 rebounds. Defensively, he puts up 1.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Armando Bacot averages a team-leading 10.3 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s putting up 14.2 points and 1.5 assists, shooting 55.3% from the floor.
  • Harrison Ingram posts 12.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. At the other end, he puts up 1.4 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
  • Cormac Ryan puts up 10.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, shooting 36.1% from the floor and 29.4% from downtown with 1.6 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Elliot Cadeau leads the Tar Heels at 3.8 assists per game, while also putting up 1.9 rebounds and 8.0 points.

Syracuse Impact Players

  • Brown is the Orange’s top rebounder (6.8 per game), and he contributes 9.2 points and 1.3 assists.
  • J.J. Starling gets the Orange 13.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists per contest. He also averages 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • Quadir Copeland gives the Orange 8.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He also posts 1.5 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • The Orange get 11.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game from Chris Bunch.

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