Charleston vs. North Carolina Prediction, Odds, Selection and Spread – November 11th

The Charleston Cougars (1-0, 1-0 ATS, 1-0 O/U) take on the #1 North Carolina Tar Heels (1-0, 0-1 ATS, 0-1 O/U) in a preseason Non-conference game on Friday night.

In their last campaign, the Cougars defeated Chattanooga to finish 16-14. In their first game of the year, the Tar Heels defeated UNC Wilmington. Last year North Carolina defeated Charleston 94-83.

Charleston vs North Carolina Betting Prediction

teams Spread over under
Charleston Cougars +21.5 (-110) Over 159.5 (-110)
Tar heels from North Carolina -21.5 (-110) Below 159.5 (-110)

Charleston vs North Carolina game details

Fixture: Charleston, North Carolina

Date and Time: Friday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Venue: Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC

Charleston vs North Carolina key stats

This is the first of a challenging non-conference schedule for the Charleston Cougars. Next week they face Richmond and Davidson.

Reyne Smith is among the Cougars’ most talented returnees, having lost a significant chunk of their goals from last season. In his rookie season, the guard averaged 12.1 PPG and shot an impressive 37.5% from beyond the arc. At the season opener on Monday he scored 24 points.

Based on Ken Pomeroy’s rankings for college basketball, the Cougars are ranked 188th in the nation and were ranked fourth in the CAA preseason poll.

Last season, Charleston was offensively successful, scoring 78.4 points, which put them in 30th place. Monday’s performance of 85 points was encouraging. Last year the defense struggled, giving up an average of 77 points and ranking 333rd.

The North Carolina Tar Heels are the hopefuls of the national championship this season. Carolina, Gonzaga and Kentucky are the three teams mentioned most frequently in the literature.

Armando Bacot, who led the Tar Heels as top scorer last season, is back. The senior forward had a fantastic 2021-2022 season, averaging 16.3 PPG and 13.1 RPG. The Tar Heels now sit 11th in Ken Pomeroy’s rankings, having been No. 1 on the AP Top 25 rankings earlier in the season.

NC relied on offense and rebounds to win games last season. They were excellent, scoring an impressive 78.6 points per game and finishing 28th in the nation. The defense was 279th in DI with a point passing average of 72.6.

Charleston vs North Carolina Best Selection and Prediction

The Charleston Cougars need to essentially fill in the goal hole left by last year. The club have lost three of their top four goalscorers and they are unlikely to finish in the top three at the CAA conference. Their top returning scorer averaged just 12.1 PPG.

The Tar Heels, who won the national championship last season, are bringing back a sizable chunk of their roster, including Armando Bacot and Caleb Love, who are certain to be selected in the NBA’s first round. This range is more than realistic as Charleston allows 101.9 points per 100 while NC only allows 88.5.

Choice: North Carolina -21.5 (-110)

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