North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes 1/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes 1/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The North Carolina Tar Heels (12-4) travel to meet the Miami Hurricanes (13-4) in the ACC at Watsco Center in Coral Gables on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 7:00 PM ET. North Carolina comes into this ACC match-up after winning 12 of their last 16 games played with a two-game winning streak this season.

 

The Tar Heels busted the Virginia Hokies at 74-58 and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at 88-65 in their last two matches played. North Carolina is in 3rd place at 4-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 12-4 overall standing while winning three of their four contests played on the road.

 

The Tar Heels’ defense is effective in controlling the offense of the Yellow Jackets after limiting their scoring to just 26 in the first half while gaining a 7-point advantage in the second heading to their 88-65 victory on Saturday. Forward Armando Bacot nailed a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds for North Carolina. 

 

The UNC Tar Heels completed 30 of 63 (47.6%) shooting attempts from the floor, connected 9 of 25 (36.0%) attempted shots from the three-point range and made 19 of 21 (90.5%) free-throw attempts. The Tar Heels out-rebounded Georgia Tech at 42 to 26 total rebounds while distributing a total of 20 assists in the win.

 

North Carolina spoiled one-shot attempts with three steals but lost the leather in 13 turnovers and committed 15 personal fouls in the contest.

 

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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes Predictions 1/18/2022

 

The Miami Hurricanes will try to defend their home court after winning 13 of their last 17 tours but lost their recent outings versus the Florida State Seminoles. The Hurricanes won nine successive games before losing to Florida State on January 11 ending their winning streak this season.

 

Miami-Florida topped all teams at 5-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference with an overall standing at 13-4 while winning 8 of their last 9 contests played at home this season. The Hurricanes snatched a one-point halftime lead but their defense allowed the Seminoles to gain a two-point advantage in their one-point loss at 64-65 last game.

 

Guard Charlie Moore led Miami with 20 points and a team-high 6 assists while Guard Kameron McGusty added 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for the Hurricanes.

 

Miami-Florida recorded 46.2% (24/52) overall shooting, 42.9% (9/21) shooting from the three-point range, and converted 70.0% (7/10) of their shots from the foul line. The Hurricanes pulled down 19 defensive boards and grabbed 6 offensive rebounds while dishing out 15 assists in the contest.

 

The Miami Hurricanes’ defense spoiled 5 attempted shots while stealing the leather 10 times but committed 11 turnovers and 17 personal fouls in the game.       

 

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Miami Hurricanes. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is Miami-Florida +2.5. This will be a balanced match between these two ACC powerhouses but the Tar Heels have better offensive and defensive records this season.

 

However, the Hurricanes will have the crowd support on its back on Tuesday night and Miami already won eight of their last nine outings played at home. The prediction: The Miami Hurricanes will win at 73-70.  

 

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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes 1/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

 

Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL

 

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022

 

TV: ESPN, ACCN

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Miami Hurricanes +2.5  

 

NCAAB Totals: 159.5

 

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