North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes 1/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes 1/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The North Carolina Tar Heels will execute a man-to-man defense against the Miami Hurricanes at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables on Tuesday, January 05, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET. North Carolina is in 11th place of the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 6-4 overall standing and a .600 team-percentage. The Tar Heels snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish last time out to a score of 66-65. UNC’s Forward Day’Ron Sharp led in scoring with 25 points while Guard Kerwin Walton chipped in 12 in the win. Forward Armando Bacot topped the rebounding with 10 boards while Garrison Brooks led in assists with 4 in the win.

North Carolina connected 24 of 69 attempted shots from the field (34.8%), sank 8 of 23 shooting attempts from beyond the arc (34.8%), and made 10 of 14 free-throw attempts for 71.4% efficiency. The Tar Heels dominated the board over the Fighting Irish with 48 to 27 boards and dished out 15 assists. UNC’s defense ended up denying two attempted shots with 4 steals and won the battle in turnover with 8 to 10. The team committed 10 personal fouls in the process.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes Predictions 1/5/2021

The Miami Hurricanes aimed to win this game and snapped their two-game losing streak. Miami settled in 13th place of the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 4-4 overall standing and a .500 team-percentage. The Hurricanes suffered their 2nd straight defeat at the hands of the Clemson Tigers with only a point deficit at 65-66 last Saturday. Guard Isaiah Wong led his team with 13 points, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds while Earl Timberlake added 11 points with 1 assist and a team-high 8 rebounds. Forward Matt Cross led the assist department with 7 in the losing effort.

Miami recorded 46.9% (23/49) field goals, knocked down 7 of 17 (41.2%) attempted shots from the long-range, and sank 12 of 18 free throw attempts for 66.7% efficiency. The Hurricanes out-rebounded the Tigers 35 (9 offensive boards) to 28 and distributed 17 assists. Miami blocked 3 shot attempts while stealing the ball 7 times in the loss. The Miami Hurricanes lost the battle in turnover with 16 to 12 and committed 13 personal fouls.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Miami Hurricanes. The NCAAB Pick for this match-up is Miami +3.5. UNC is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 outings and 6-13 SU in their last 19 match-ups on the road. The totals went UNDER in 6 of the Tar Heels’ last 8 contests on the road. Miami is 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games and 15-7 SU in their last 22 matches at home. The totals went UNDER in 7 of the Hurricanes’ last 10 outings at home. North Carolina is the better team here but struggles with their conference play in the ACC. Miami played well in their home court and acquired their first conference win by beating the Tar Heels at home. Final Score Prediction, the Miami Hurricanes will win and cover ATS at 73-70.

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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes 1/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET

Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL

Date: Tuesday, January 05, 2021


NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Miami Hurricanes +3.5

NCAAB Totals: 140.5

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