NBA Predictions - Long Beach State vs North Carolina Odds & Free Picks

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Joe Catalano

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 7:13 PM GMT

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 7:13 PM GMT

Home team North Carolina Tarheels are a 21 point favorite when hosting Long Beach State 49ers. Join expert capper as he reveals his NCAA basketball picks for tonight's game.

 

   Long Beach State 49'ers vs. #5 North Carolina Tarheels

 

A Complete Mismatch

There's no other way to phrase it as the Tarheels are a 21 point betting favorite and if garbage time wasn't included, they should be more of a betting favorite. While Duke will have their hands full at "America's Most Famous Arena" against Kansas, their arch enemy, the North Carolina Tarheels, will be allowed to sit their starters at some time during the 2nd half as they're facing a Long Beach State with much lesser talent as the 49'ers are coming off of a 92-55 loss to the Wichita State Shockers in their last game.

 

Talented Returnees

It's not if North Carolina wins, the question is will they cover the spread? North Carolina's nucleus of Joel Berry II (20.5 points, 5 rebounds, 4.5 assists), Justin Jackson (18.5 points, 4.5 assists), Isaiah Hicks (14.5 points, 5.5 rebounds,), and Kennedy Meeks (11.5 points, 13.5 rebounds) all return and the level of experience and talent on this team makes them one of the favorites to win the NCAA Championship.

As you can see by their numbers. the Heels have had an easy time of it against their first two opponents and we should see more of the same here as the level of opposition is quite low.

Long Beach State loses their only legitimate scoring threat from last season in Nick Faust. In their first two games of the season, their top two scorers, Gabe Levin (12 ppg) and Evan Payne (9.5 ppg) are shooting below 40 % from the field. This game has blowout written all over it. If the 49'ers can't hang with Wichita State, they certainly won't be competitive against North Carolina. Lay the points with Tarheels for your NCAA basketball pick.

 

Free NCAAB Pick: North Carolina Tarheels -21Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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