North Carolina vs Northeastern: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 17, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 17, 2021 - Last Updated on February 20, 2021

The North Carolina Tar Heels (12-7) host the Northeastern Huskies (7-7) after winning six straight home games. The Tar Heels are double-digit favorites by 15.5 points in the matchup, which begins at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 137 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 17, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Huskies (+15.5)

The model and DraftKings both have the Tar Heels taking home the win, but the model has them winning by slightly less (13.1 points). Lean towards taking the Huskies.

Pick OU:
Over (137)

The model predicts a total 2.4 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Prediction: North Carolina 76, Northeastern 63

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.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Tar Heels’ average implied point total this season is 0.5 fewer points than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (75.5 implied points on average compared to 76 implied points in this game).
  • This season, North Carolina has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (76) eight times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Huskies (73.1) is 12.1 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (61).
  • Northeastern has scored more than 61 points in 10 games this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

North Carolina and Northeastern Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 15.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Tar Heels 7-11-1 1-1 7-12
Huskies 8-5 0-0 6-7

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

North Carolina

Northeastern
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/13/2021 Virginia Loss 60-48 2/14/2021 Towson Loss 68-57
2/6/2021 Duke Win 91-87 2/13/2021 Towson Win 76-67
2/2/2021 Clemson Loss 63-50 1/24/2021 JMU Loss 79-72
1/26/2021 Pittsburgh Win 75-65 1/23/2021 JMU Win 72-63
1/23/2021 NC State Win 86-76 1/17/2021 Charleston (SC) Win 68-66

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