North Carolina vs Syracuse Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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The Syracuse Orange (13-7, 6-3 ACC) will host the North Carolina Tar Heels (14-6, 6-3 ACC) after winning three straight home games. It starts at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

Tuesday’s matchup between the Tar Heels and the Orange features the Tar Heels as 4.5-point favorites. The game’s point total is 147.

North Carolina vs. Syracuse Odds

Point Spread for North Carolina vs. Syracuse

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing North Carolina as the favorite.

North Carolina vs. Syracuse Moneyline

As for the moneyline, North Carolina has -202 odds to pick up the win, while Syracuse is listed at +166 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 147 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: Syracuse, New York
  • Arena: JMA Wireless Dome

North Carolina vs. Syracuse Betting Trends

In the North Carolina’s 20 games this year, it has seven wins against the spread. The Tar Heels have been chosen as favorites in 16 games this year and have walked away with the win 14 times (87.5%) in those games. North Carolina’s games this year have gone over the total in 10 out of 20 opportunities (50%).

In Syracuse’s 20 games this season, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Orange have put together a 2-4 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 33.3% of those games). Syracuse’s games this season have hit the over 12 times in 20 opportunities (60%).

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North Carolina vs. Syracuse Key Players to Watch

North Carolina

Armando Bacot averages 17.8 points and 11.5 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also posting 1.6 assists, shooting 58.1% from the field. RJ Davis is tops on the Tar Heels at 3.1 assists per contest, while also averaging 4.8 rebounds and 16.8 points. Caleb Love paces the Tar Heels at 3.1 assists per contest, while also averaging 3.7 rebounds and 16.3 points. Rechon ‘Leaky’ Black puts up 7.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. Defensively, he puts up 1.7 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.


Jesse Edwards is the Orange’s top rebounder (10.8 per game), and he posts 13.9 points and 1.7 assists. His rebounding average ranks him ninth in the nation. Judah Mintz is posting a team-best 4.5 assists per game. He’s also producing 14.9 points and 2.4 rebounds, hitting 43.4% of his shots from the field. Joseph Girard III paces the Orange in scoring (17.5 points per game) and assists (3.2), and averages 2.9 rebounds. He also posts 1 steal and 0 blocked shots. The Orange get 7.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game from Benny Williams.

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What you need to know about the North Carolina Tar Heels

So far this year, the Tar Heels are scoring 79.6 points per game (30th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 72.3 points per contest (265th-ranked). North Carolina ranks 17th-best in college basketball by pulling down 36.6 boards per game. In terms of rebounds allowed, it ranks 185th in college basketball (31.2 allowed per contest).

The Tar Heels are posting 81.9 points per game at home. In away games, they are averaging 69.8 points per contest. North Carolina is 253rd in the country with 6.8 threes per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 298th with a 31.6% shooting percentage from three-point land. With 7.1 treys conceded per game, the Tar Heels rank 168th in the nation. They are allowing a 33.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 163rd in college basketball.

The Tar Heels have gone 8-2 over their past 10 games, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. North Carolina has gone over the total in six of its last 10 outings. On offense, North Carolina has increased its production slightly over its last 10 games, scoring 80.2 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 79.6 it has put up over the course of this season. The last 10 games have seen North Carolina concede two fewer points per game (70.3) than its season-long average (72.3).

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What you need to know about the Syracuse Orange

In 2022-23, the Orange are 96th in the country offensively (75.6 points scored per game) and 202nd defensively (70 points allowed). Syracuse is 139th in college basketball in rebounds per game (33) and 252nd in rebounds conceded (32.3).

At home, the Orange score 80.8 points per game. Away, they score 66.7. Beyond the arc, Syracuse is 282nd in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (6.4). It is 63rd in 3-point percentage at 36.4%. Defensively, the Orange are fifth-worst in the country in 3-pointers allowed per game at 9.6. They are 187th in 3-point percentage conceded at 33.5%.

The Orange are 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, Syracuse has gone over the total eight times. Syracuse is averaging 77.9 points per game over its previous 10 games, compared to its season average of 75.6. Over their previous 10 games, the Orange are ceding 71.5 points per contest, 1.5 more points than their season average (70).

North Carolina vs. Syracuse Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is North Carolina, and we project that Syracuse will cover the spread (North Carolina -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 147 points.

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How to bet North Carolina vs. Syracuse

You can bet on North Carolina vs. Syracuse 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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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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