|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Sunday, 15 February 2009 07:32|
College basketball betting value has been poor with the Tar Heels while the Hurricanes have been about break even on their college basketball bets. The North Carolina Tar Heels are one of the most popular and respected teams in college basketball betting. And that is one of their major problems.
Since the Tar Heels are so respected they attract way to much public attention and money which serves to significantly drive down their overall value with college basketball bets. North Carolina had an overall college basketball betting record of 21-2 straight up but was just 10-12 against the spread.
The Tar Heels were a weak 8-12 against the spread as a favorite although 5-4 against the spread in road action. As is nearly always the case in college basketball betting they were tied for first in the ACC with arch rival Duke.
Further proof of North Carolina’s lack of college basketball betting value came from January 17 through February 7 as they went 6-0 straight up but just 2-4 against the spread! There are just too many average fans that don’t know handicapping value betting on the “name” of North Carolina and nothing else.
The Tar Heels operate in the extremes of college basketball betting as they rank 2nd overall in the nation for offense but just 263rd in the nation for defense. The Miami Hurricanes had an overall college basketball betting record of 15-8 straight up and 9-8-1 against the spread.
The Canes were a poor 2-5-1 against the spread at home but were a strong 5-2 against the board as dogs. This has been something of a letdown season for Miami as they were expected to be a college basketball betting post season contender. Miami has been very inconsistent in conference play and as of late.
From January 5 through February 7 they went 5-5 straight up with just 4 payoffs against the board in that stretch. North Carolina blew out Miami 82-65 as 17.5-point chalks on January 17, failing to cover by a half of a point! The game went under the total of 147.
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