North Carolina Vs Portland: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – November 24, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on November 23, 2022

The No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels (4-0) will attempt to build on a four-game winning run when visiting the Portland Pilots (4-2) on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at Moda Center. It airs at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Tar Heels’ (-1200 to win on the moneyline) matchup versus the Pilots (+713).

This article makes reference to betting data updated as of November 24, 2022 at 1:45 PM ET. See all the up-to-date odds for this contest in the table below and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

North Carolina Vs Portland Betting Lines

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Portland (+13)
Total Pick Under (152.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

North Carolina Vs Portland Stat Rankings (2021-22)

North Carolina Avg. (Rank) Portland Avg. (Rank)
77.9 (29th) Points Scored 73.9 (97th)
71.3 (242nd) Points Allowed 73.2 (281st)
41.2 (6th) Rebounds 35.4 (157th)
11.5 (61st) Off. Rebounds 8.3 (294th)
8.4 (86th) 3pt Made 7.8 (141st)
14.9 (63rd) Assists 14.2 (101st)
11.3 (90th) Turnovers 12.7 (227th)

North Carolina Vs Portland Betting Trends

  • The Tar Heels’ record against the spread last year was 22-16-1.
  • North Carolina won once ATS (1-6) as a 13-point favorite or greater last season.
  • Last year, 22 of the Tar Heels’ 39 games hit the over.
  • In 19 games last year North Carolina and its opponent combined for more than 152.5 points.
  • The over/under for this game is 152.5 points, 3.3 more than the average point total for Tar Heels games a year ago.
  • Portland’s record against the spread last season was 19-11-2.
  • The Pilots had an ATS record of 4-2-1 as underdogs of 13 points or more last season.
  • There were 15 Portland games (out of 33) that hit the over last year.
  • Pilots games had more than 152.5 points 10 times last season.
  • Portland’s games averaged 147.1 total points last season, 5.4 fewer than the total for this matchup.

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North Carolina Impact Players

  • Armando Bacot paced the Tar Heels with 16.3 points per game and 13.1 rebounds (third in the country) last season, while also averaging 1.5 assists.
  • Brady Manek put up 15.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game last season. Defensively, he delivered 0.6 steals and 0.7 blocks.
  • Caleb Love led the Tar Heels at 3.6 assists per contest last season, while also posting 3.4 rebounds and 15.9 points.
  • RJ Davis paced the Tar Heels at 3.6 assists per contest last season, while also putting up 4.3 rebounds and 13.5 points.
  • Leaky Black posted 4.9 points, 2.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest last season.

Portland Impact Players

  • Moses Wood is the Pilots’ top rebounder (7.6 per game), and he delivers 13.8 points and 1.8 assists.
  • The Pilots get 12.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Kristian Sjolund.
  • Chika Nduka is posting 6.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest, making 52% of his shots from the floor.
  • Mike Meadows gets the Pilots 11.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0 blocked shots.
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