The UNC vs. Miami betting line for Tuesday had North Carolina as a -2.5 favorite in this nationally broadcast game on ESPN at 8 pm ET.
It’s indeed highly unusual that at least one of these two teams is not currently ranked.
North Carolina (6-4) just barely beat Notre Dame over the weekend 66-65. Freshman Day’Ron Sharpe had a season-high 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Leaky Black hit the go-ahead jumper in the closing seconds.
Kerwin Walton made a career-high four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points for UNC (6-4, 1-2 ACC). The freshman is 12 of 24 from behind the arc this season.
Caleb Love hit a 3 before before Sharpe scored the final six points in a 9-0 run that gave North Carolina a two-point lead with 4:19 left in the game.
The Tar Heels shot a season-low 35% (24 of 69) from the field but outrebounded Notre Dame 48-27, including 21-3 on the offensive glass. The Fighting Irish, who shot 47% (25 of 55), were outscored 21-3 in second-chance points.
Aamir Simms scored 25 points and his last basket with 19 seconds left was the game winner and Clemson beat Miami 66-65 on Saturday.
– Tony Caliente, Gambling911.com