North Carolina favored to make it seven defeats in a row for the the Miami Hurricanes

The North Carolina Tar Heels host the Miami Hurricanes this Monday at the Dean Smith Center. The Tar Heels are favorites to win the match and also top the Atlantic Coast Conference. In our latest NCAAB betting picks, we tell you who will win, and what the best bets to make on the match are.

  • What; 2023/24 NCAA Men’s Basketball
  • Who; North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Miami Hurricanes
  • Where; Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • When; Monday, February 26th 2024
  • Tip-Off; 7 pm ET

No.10 North Carolina will face the Miami Hurricanes in Chapel Hill. This is an Atlantic Coast Conference match. The Tar Heels currently top the table and will see this as a winnable match. And with Duke and Virginia waiting to pounce on any potential slips, the Tar Heels will need to be at the top of their game when the Hurricanes come to town.

Betting to win the Atlantic Coast

The Duke Blue Devils suffered an 83-79 loss to Wake Forest over the weekend, and the defeat has put UNC firmly in control of the Conference. The latest college basketball odds have the Tar Heels as the -700 favorites to win the division in the regular season.

Following their loss, the Duke Blue Devils are now +450 to win the Conference, with Virginia third at +10000. It would appear that the top sportsbooks see it as a three-horse race, as Wake Forest is out at +35000 and Florida State is +50000.

Betting to win the Men’s 2024 NCAA Basketball Championship

In the betting to win the 2024 NCAA Basketball Championship, No.1 ranked UConn is now just +450 to win the title again. The Huskies were +375 last week, but have seen their odds drift slightly after their heavy defeat away at Creighton (85–66).

Another reason for the Huskies’ odds lengthening could be down to the excellent form of Houston. The Cougars are on a winning streak of five and sit top of the Big 12. This run of form has seen the bookmakers make Houston the new second favorite (+700) to win the 2024 Championship match.

The Cougars have taken the second favorites place away from the Purdue Boilermakers, who are now third in the betting at +800. North Carolina, Arizona, and Tennessee are all at +1400.

North Carolina vs. Miami Hurricanes Match Betting

No surprise to see that the best college basketball betting sites favor a win for the Tar Heels. UNC is -1100 on the money line, with the Hurricanes at +700.

Onto the handicap spread, and the Hurricanes are receiving a 14.5-point advantage. To win with the spread, Miami is -110 with Bovada. They have been trimmed to -115 with BetOnline. To win and cover the spread, North Carolina is -105 with BetOnline.

The total points amount is 154.5, with over and under both at -110. More betting options are available on our college basketball odds table. For our odds, we only use the top-rated NCAA basketball betting sites.

North Carolina vs. MiamiBovadaBetOnline ReviewMyBookie Review
North Carolina-1100N/AN/A
North Carolina (-14.5)-110-105-110
Miami (+14.5)-110-115-110
Over 154.5-110-110-110
Under 154.5-110-110-110

North Carolina vs. Miami Hurricanes Latest Form

The North Carolina Tar Heels sit top of the Atlantic Coast with a 13-3 Conference record. Their overall record this season is 21-6. At home, they are 11-1. On the road, the record reads 7-2. And they are on a winning streak of two.

In their latest match, the Tar Heels defeated Virginia 54-44 at the John Paul Jones Arena in a low-scoring affair.

The victory followed on from a 96-81 win over Virginia Tech the previous weekend. In general, the Tar Heels have been a bit up and down lately. In their last five, they have won three and lost two.

They need a consistent run of form over their remaining matches if they are to win the Conference.

The Miami Hurricanes are having a disappointing season. At the moment, they sit 12th in the Atlantic Coast with a Conference record of 6-11. Overall, in 2023/24, the Hurricanes are 15-13. They are 11-5 at home. But on the road, Miami has a disappointing 2-7 record.

To cap things off, they are on a losing streak of six.

North Carolina vs. Miami Hurricanes Betting Picks

The Tar Heels have a home record of 11-1, and with the Hurricanes on a losing run of six, a home win is pretty much assured. But we are not recommending a bet at odds of -1100.

Onto the handicap, and at 14.5, it looks a lot for a North Carolina side that wasn’t great in their recent win over Virginia. But Miami is now a team that surely has to go for it if they are to have any chance of reaching the postseason. So, does this open the door at the back for North Carolina to fill their boots?

We’re not so sure.

Nijel Pack is a doubt for the Hurricanes, and if he misses out, Miami’s chances will be even slimmer. Doubts over Pack also make calling the match slightly more complicated. With him in the team, we would take the Hurricanes to win with the spread. Without him, we would go with the Tar Heels to cover.

So with doubts about who is playing along with suspect form from both teams, we are instead going to play safe and back under 154.5 on the totals line. A line of 154.5 looks high. So, we are going for under 154.5 for our betting pick.

Under 154.5North Carolina vs. Miami
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Dean is primarily a fan of English football who regularly attends games, and combining his hobby with his job, he is now a full-time sports betting writer.  Rather than going down the educational route into sports journalism, Dean learned his trade by writing for his English football betting website since 2009, where he now boasts nearly 15 years of experience. After writing about football daily for years, Dean has taken the skills he learned and now uses them to great effect writing for numerous affiliate sites across the internet.  A general all-around sports enthusiast with a passion for English football and cricket, Dean is also well able to turn his hand to writing about golf, tennis, F1, boxing, snooker, darts, and North American sports. Combining his extensive knowledge and experience with British humor and wit, Dean has developed into a trusted voice within the sports betting industry.