North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Northeastern Huskies 2/17/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 17, 2021

The North Carolina Tar Heels (12-7) are heavy favorites (-15.5) as they attempt to build on a six-game home winning streak when they take on the Northeastern Huskies (7-7) on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Dean E. Smith Center. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under set at 137 points.

Betting Information

North Carolina vs Northeastern Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
North Carolina -15.5 -110 -110 137 -110 -110 -1957 964

Computer Picks

Computer picks for North Carolina vs Northeastern
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Northeastern (+15.5) Over (137) North Carolina 76 Northeastern 63

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Total Facts

  • The Tar Heels and their opponents have scored no less than 137 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 12 of 19 outings (63.2%) this season.
  • In five of 14 opportunities (35.7%) this year, Northeastern has combined with its opponents to score more than 137 points.
  • These teams average a combined 140.1 points per game, 3.1 more points than the over/under of 137 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.3 more points per game (140.3) than this game’s total of 137 points.
  • The Tar Heels average point total in matchups this season is 142.6, 5.6 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average total in Huskies games this season is 0.8 more points than the point total of 137 for this outing.

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North Carolina Betting Information

  • North Carolina has struggled against the spread, going 7-11-1 on the year.
  • The Tar Heels have posted an even record of 1-1 against the spread when the spread is -15.5 or higher.
  • North Carolina has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 7 times in 19 contests (36.8%).

Northeastern Betting Information

  • Northeastern has a winning record against the spread, going 9-5 ATS (covering 64.3% of the time).
  • In 7 out of Huskies 14 games this year, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

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North Carolina Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Tar Heels this season is Armando Bacot, who averages 11.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game.
  • Day’Ron Sharpe leads North Carolina in rebounding, averaging 7.7 per game, while Caleb Love leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.3 in each contest.
  • Kerwin Walton provides the most three-point shooting production for the Tar Heels. He knocks down 1.8 threes per game.
  • Rechon ‘Leaky’ Black is the Tar Heels leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Garrison Brooks leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.

Northeastern Leaders

  • Tyson Walker averages 18.0 points and adds 5.1 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Huskies’ leaderboards for those statistics.
  • Shaquille Walters is at the top of the Northeastern rebounding leaderboard with 6.8 rebounds per game. He also notches 11.0 points and tacks on 2.8 assists per game.
  • Walker provides the bulk of the Huskies’ three-point shooting production. He knocks down 2.1 threes per game to pace the squad.
  • Walker (2.3 steals per game) and Chris Doherty (0.6 blocks per game) pace the Huskies in steals and blocks, respectively.
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