NCAA Basketball Predictions - North Carolina vs Chaminade University Odds & Free Picks

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Monday, November 21, 2016 4:31 PM GMT

It's no surprise that for tonight's game between North Carolina and Chaminade University the Tar Heels are set as favorites. However, the Silverwords have been shown as a very competitive team. Caper Joe Catalano has his take on this game concluding with and NCAA basketball pick.

 

       

#5 North Carolina Tar Heels vs Chaminade Silverswords

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Chaminade Coming Off of a Solid Showing vs. St. John's

It's no surprise that the North Carolina Tarheels, who will be competing for a national championship, are heavy favorites against the Silverswords. The only thing positive that can be said about Chaminade is that they were very competitive in their last game against St. John's University in which the Silverswords scored 93 points against the Red Storm. North Carolina could have to work extra hard to cover the spread if Chaminade play's like they did against St. John's.

 

Top Returnees

This is the category in which North Carolina has most of the nation beat as they have a ton of top talent that's waiting to be snatched up by the NBA. Team depth is a strength of the Tarheels and that was displayed in their last game in an 83-68 victory over Hawaii.

Leading scorer, Joel Berry II, had a miserable game against the Rainbow Warriors in which he was 1 of 9 from the field for just 2 points. This is where North Carolina's experienced talent stands out as Justin Jackson (15 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists), Isaiah Hicks (13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds), and Kennedy Meeks (12.8 points, 10.3 rebounds) are there to support a player that's having an off night. This is a rare occurrence as rough nights are few and far between for the Heels. As a team, they average 92 points, 49 rebounds, and 22 assists per game. This is also a team that won't beat themselves as they're a team that's not going to commit a lot of turnovers. Chaminade will have their hands full as indicated by the betting odds.

One player to keep an eye on for Chaminade is guard Rondell Goodwin (14.3 points, 4 rebounds). Chaminade will need a collective team effort to make this game competitive and I don't expect that to happen against one of the best teams in the nation. For my NCAA basketball pick I am going with North Carolina.

 

Free NCAAB Pick: North Carolina Tarheels -31.5

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