The North Carolina Tar Heels look to continue their success against the Atlantic Coast Conference-rival Syracuse Orange when they meet on Tuesday in Syracuse, New York. The Tar Heels (14-6, 6-3 ACC) are 4-2 all-time in games played at Syracuse, and have won 11 of the last 13 meetings with the Orange (13-7, 6-3). Syracuse has won three of its last four games, and has compiled a 9-3 record on its home court this season. North Carolina has struggled on the road this year, where it is 1-4.
The game from the Dome will tip off at 9 p.m. ET. The Tar Heels are 4.5-point favorites, according to the latest North Carolina vs. Syracuse odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 148 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows the Tar Heels are led by senior forward Armando Bacot, who can be dominant. He has 12 double-doubles on the season, including a 23-point, 18-rebound performance in Saturday's win over N.C. State. He has reached double-digit scoring 18 times, and 20 or more points 10 times, including in the past two games. In an 80-64 win over James Madison on Nov. 20, he scored 19 points and grabbed a season-high 23 rebounds. For the year, he is averaging a double-double with 17.8 points and 11.6 rebounds.
The model also knows senior guard Joseph Girard III is one of three Orange who average double-figure scoring at 17.5 points per game. He is also averaging 3.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds. He is connecting on 40.9% of his field goals, including 38.2% from 3-point range, and 83.9% from the foul stripe. He has scored 20 or more points in three of the last four games, including a 28-point, seven assist and five rebound performance in the win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.
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