Syracuse Orange vs. North Carolina Tar Heels, NCAA Basketball Odds, Las Vegas Betting, Picks and Prediction

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SYRACUSE ORANGE NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS
11-7 January 16, 7:00 PM | Dean Smith Center 16-3

When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, January 16, 2017
Where: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TV: 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Syracuse Orange +14.5 (-110)  +900 154.5 -110
North Carolina Tar Heels -14.5 (-110)  -1600 154.5 -110
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The fans at Dean Smith Center will be treated to a game between the Syracuse Orange and the North Carolina Tar Heels when they take their seats on Monday.

ABOUT SYRACUSE (11-7, 3-2 ACC): Freshman guard Tyus Battle appears to be hitting his stride with the Orange. After reaching double digits in points in just three of the first 15 games, he has scored at least 13 in each of the past three games — including a career-high 21 against the Eagles — while shooting 18-of-33 from the floor and 9-of-17 from 3-point range over that span. “He really played well,” longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim told reporters of Battle after Saturday’s win. “His best game.”

ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA (16-3, 4-1): Versatile swingman Theo Pinson gave the Tar Heels a big boost off the bench with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Florida State in his first major contribution since returning from October foot surgery. The 6-6 junior, who even played some center when the Tar Heels went to a smaller lineup against the Seminoles, had scored two points over 30 minutes in his first two games this season. Sophomore reserve Luke Maye also came up big with a career-high 15 rebounds Saturday as the Tar Heels held a 56-34 advantage on the glass.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Tar Heels listed as 14½-point favorites versus the Orange, while the game’s total is sitting at 154.5 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

North Carolina and Syracuse both reached the Final Four last season, but only one is playing like a contender heading into Monday’s meeting in Chapel Hill. The 12th-ranked Tar Heels have won four in a row, highlighted by a 96-83 victory over No. 10 Florida State on Saturday, while the Orange still are looking for their first win away from home this season.

Joel Berry II, Justin Jackson and Isaiah Hicks — who all played major minutes in North Carolina’s 83-66 win over Syracuse in last year’s national semifinal — combined for 70 points to cool the red-hot Seminoles, who had won a program-record 12 in a row. “We are just trying to get back to the way we play,” Hicks told reporters after the victory. “Just get out, get in transition, gets stops on defense, stuff like that. Playing against a team like this really shows us that we are capable of being a great team.” The Orange have won three of four after a 76-53 triumph over Boston College on Saturday, but all of the victories have come at home. Syracuse has lost all five of its road or neutral-court games this season, including its only contest against a ranked team, a 77-60 defeat at No. 17 Wisconsin on Nov. 29.

Last time out for North Carolina, they were a 96-83 winner as they battled Seminoles at home. They covered in the match as a -8.5-point favorite.

In their last action, Syracuse was a 76-53 winner at home against Eagles. They covered the -12-point spread as favorites.

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Syracuse:
Team record: 11-7 SU,6-7 ATS
Syracuse is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Syracuse is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse’s last 6 games

North Carolina:
Team record: 16-3 SU,11-8 ATS
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
North Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
North Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina’s last 6 games

Next up:
Syracuse at Notre Dame Saturday, January 21
North Carolina at Boston College Saturday, January 21

TIP-INS
1. North Carolina freshman F Tony Bradley Jr. missed Saturday’s game with a concussion.

2. The Tar Heels lead the series 8-4 and have won the past four meetings.

3. Syracuse graduate transfer G John Gillon has nine assists over the past two games after tying a career high with 11 in each of the previous two contests.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks:  Syracuse Orange will cover the spread at +14.5 and the game will stay under 154.5 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: North Carolina 82, Syracuse 70 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
SYRA TEAM UNC
76.3 PTS FOR 89.6
66.0 PTS AGNST 70.3
10.3 DIFF. 19.3
25.9 DEF REBOUNDS 29.7
11.9 OFF REBOUNDS 16.4
45.8 FG% 47.3
69.0 FT% 71.2
8.8 3 POINTERS 7.4
8.4 STEALS 8.4
INJURIES
SYRACUSE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
NORTH CAROLINA
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
SYRACUSE
Syracuse is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Syracuse is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse’s last 6 games on the road
NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina’s last 6 games
North Carolina is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
North Carolina is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Syracuse
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Syracuse
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Syracuse’s Overall Scoring vs North Carolina’s Overall Defense 76.3 113 70.3 143
Syracuse’s Away Scoring vs North Carolina’s Home Defense 66.0 250 67.3 155
Syracuse’s Road Rebounds vs North Carolina’s Home Rebounds Allowed 33.5 234 32.2 86
North Carolina’s Overall Scoring vs Syracuse’s Overall Defense 89.6 4 66.0 55
North Carolina’s Home Scoring vs Syracuse’s Road Defense 92.4 14 80.0 274
North Carolina’s Home Rebounds vs Syracuse’s Road Rebounds Allowed 46.2 4 36.0 141
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
SYRACUSE
No trends to report
NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina leads the league in rebounds at 46.2.
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
SYRA 45.8 39.6 6.2
UNC 47.3 40.2 7.1
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
SYRA 11.9 25.9 37.9
UNC 16.4 29.7 46.2
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
SYRA 17.1 12.1 1.4
UNC 18.2 13.4 1.4

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