North Carolina vs Michigan Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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The North Carolina Tar Heels (8-4) look to extend a six-game home winning stretch when hosting the Michigan Wolverines (7-3) on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM ET.

The Tar Heels face the Wolverines in a game that North Carolina is currently a favorite by 5.5 points. The matchup has an over/under of 154.5.

North Carolina vs. Michigan Odds

Point Spread for North Carolina vs. Michigan

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing North Carolina as the favorite.

North Carolina vs. Michigan Moneyline

As for the moneyline, North Carolina has -225 odds to pick up the win, while Michigan is listed at +183 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 154.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

North Carolina vs. Michigan Betting Trends

Against the spread, North Carolina is 4-8-0 this season. The Tar Heels have been chosen as favorites in nine games this year and have walked away with the win eight times (88.9%) in those games. North Carolina’s games this year have gone over the point total 60% of the time (six out of 10 games with a set point total).

Michigan is 5-5-0 against the spread this season. The Wolverines have been listed as the moneyline underdog just two other times so far this season, and they lost both games. Michigan’s games this year have hit the over 60% of the time (six out of 10 games with a set point total).

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North Carolina vs. Michigan Key Players to Watch

North Carolina

Armando Bacot leads his squad in rebounds per contest (11.6), and also averages 17.5 points and 1.3 assists. Defensively, he averages 0.5 steals and 1.4 blocked shots. RJ Davis posts 15.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 1.2 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Pete Nance is posting 12.6 points, 1.8 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Michigan

Hunter Dickinson is No. 1 on the Wolverines in scoring (19.1 points per game) and rebounding (8.4), and averages 1.2 assists. He also posts 0.7 steals and 2 blocked shots. Jett Howard is posting 15.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, making 49.1% of his shots from the field and 40% from beyond the arc, with 2.6 triples per contest. Kobe Bufkin is posting a team-high 2.8 assists per game. And he is delivering 11.4 points and 3.7 rebounds, making 45.2% of his shots from the floor and 31.4% from 3-point range, with 1.1 treys per contest. Terrance Williams II is posting 7.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest, making 37.1% of his shots from the floor.

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What you need to know about the North Carolina Tar Heels

So far this year, the Tar Heels are putting up 81.6 points per game (31st-ranked in college basketball) and surrendering 74.4 points per contest (308th-ranked). North Carolina is allowing 32.5 boards per game this year (256th-ranked in college basketball), but it has shined by averaging 37.4 rebounds per contest (21st-best).

North Carolina is draining 6.3 treys per game (284th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 30.4% shooting percentage (319th-ranked) from downtown. So far this year, the Tar Heels are allowing 8.3 threes per game (294th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opponents to shoot 34.6% (257th-ranked) from downtown.

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What you need to know about the Michigan Wolverines

In 2022-23, the Wolverines are 93rd in the country offensively (77.4 points scored per game) and 253rd defensively (71.3 points conceded). In 2022-23, Michigan is 109th in college basketball in rebounds (34.1 per game) and 303rd in rebounds allowed (33.7).

Michigan is 120th in the country in 3-pointers made (8.2 per game) and 107th in 3-point percentage (35.7%). The Wolverines are 216th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (7.4 per game) and 235th in 3-point percentage defensively (34.1%).

North Carolina vs. Michigan Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is North Carolina, and we project that North Carolina will cover the spread (North Carolina -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 154.5 points.

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How to bet North Carolina vs. Michigan

You can bet on North Carolina vs. Michigan at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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