NCAAB Betting – North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Michigan State Spartans

Come this Wednesday 4th December 2013, the North Carolina Tar Heels would be set for a Big Ten ACC Challenge when they play the Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing in the college basketball betting championship. According to the live wagering lines from TopBET The Michigan State Spartans are currently the -9 point favorites, the total is currently listed at 154.5.

North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina Tar Heels NCAAB 2014
Headed into this match up the North Carolina Tar Heels will be looking to bounce back from a second loss this year. Tar Heels players JP Tokoto, Brice Johnson, Michael McAdoo and Marcus Paige, have a total of 57.6 points between them. Though losses against the UAB and Belmont removed the Tar Heels from the top 25, their shooting average of 48.1% and 76.7 points may be enough to cause panic in the Spartans’ camp. The Tar Heels have not been good defensively conceding an average of 69.5 points but they will take some consolation in the fact that most of their opponents have averaged only a shooting record of 37.4%. A win over the Spartans will help them stir down the heat coming from both Texas and Kentucky who are looking to overtake them.

Michigan State Spartans

However the Michigan State Spartans are no pushover and to beat them the Tar Heels have to come up with a good strategy. Under coach Tom Izzo, the Spartans have the most assists and turn-over ratios. In their last 43 games they have won 34 and only lost 9 and in average scoring 6.5 points of the possible 9. With their 7-0 record in the season, they are justifiable ranked the first in the country and with their charges like Adreian Payne, Branden Dawson, Keith Appling and Garry Harris the Spartans have a shooting percentage of 50.6 and an average of 85.9 points a number much superior to the Heels’. Defensively 66.9 points have been put past them and opposing teams have a shooting percentage of 38.3 against them. As much as they are riding high at the top, their oncoming schedules are tight and they may probable cede some ground against stronger teams come March.

On Wednesday the Tar Heels will be hoping that their history of wining games against 1st ranked teams in the country will help them steer past the Spartans. They will hugely look to Marcus Paige who bounced to shooting ways by putting 58 points past Louisville and Richmond last weekend. Though on the cards, the Michigan State Spartans are favored to win the tie, the last whistle will decide the winner. The Spartans have been superior in their matches but with four sports betting games spilt between them and the North Carolina Tar Heels, both sides appear evenly matched.

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