North Carolina vs. Syracuse Betting Odds, Pick: Can Tar Heels Extend ACC Tournament Run?
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- Updated betting odds for Wednesday's ACC Tournament game between North Carolina and Syracuse have the Tar Heels favored by 2.5 points, with a total of 150.
- After a disappointing regular season, UNC coasted through the first round of the tournament last night against Virginia Tech.
- Will the Tar Heels' ACC Tournament run continue tonight against the Orange? Check out our UNC vs. Syracuse pick below.
UNC vs. Syracuse Odds, Picks
- Spread: North Carolina -3
- Over/Under: 150
- Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
- TV: ESPN2
North Carolina pasted Virginia Tech last night in the first round tournament, something I did not see coming. Tar Heel star Cole Anthony said before the Duke game that UNC was playing like a top-10 team in the country, but frankly, I don’t buy it — not even after Tuesday’s victory.
Since the Tar Heels are one of the blue-blood programs, everyone will flock to them thinking they’ve turned their season around, which we’ve already seen in the early going: 84% of the spread tickets were backing UNC as of of 12 p.m. ET.
This gives us a great opportunity to bet the other side.
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As I said yesterday, North Carolina is not a good shooting team, it ranks 300th in effective field goal percentage (eFG%), 292nd in 3-point percentage and 276th in 2-point percentage. Syracuse ranks inside the top 150 in almost every defensive category.