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Tar Heels Seek 10th Straight Win Over the Hurricanes

Harrison Barnes of the North Carolina Tar Heels (Flickr Creative Commons)

Having bounced back from their loss to rival Duke, the North Carolina Tar Heels will next hit the floor on Wednesday night this week on the road at the BankUnited Center against the Miami Hurricanes. Weigh on the match with Bovada's NCAA basketball odds.
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North Carolina lost their marquee matchup with the rival Blue Devils by a score of 85-84 at home last Wednesday night, but they recovered from that defeat with a 70-52 drubbing of Virginia at home in their last game on Saturday.
That has the Tar Heels at 21-4 straight up and 12-12 against the spread on the season as they prepare to battle the Hurricanes, who are 15-8 straight up and 10-10-1 against the spread so far this year.
North Carolina and Miami have already met once this season, with the Tar Heels winning 73-56 at home on January 10 as a 16.5-point favorite on the college basketball betting lines at Bovada. That combined score turned into an UNDER result for totals bettors.
Tyler Zeller scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for North Carolina that day, with John Henson adding 11 points and 14 boards. Harrison Barnes was held to just six points in that contest; on the season he's averaging 17.5 points per game.
Kenny Kadji was good for 16 points in that losing cause for the Hurricanes, while Reggie Johnson and Durand Scott tossed in 12 points apiece on the day.
That game marked North Carolina's ninth straight win over Miami; they last lost to the Hurricanes way back in January 2006. The Tar Heels are also 6-4 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between the schools, with the OVER/UNDER 5-5 in those games.
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