North Carolina and Ohio State Meet in CBS Sports Classic

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The fans at Smoothie King Center will see the Ohio State Buckeyes and the 5th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels battle on Saturday in the CBS Sports Classic. Tip-off is at 1:30 pm EST and CBS Sports will have the telecast.

This will be the 3,000th game in North Carolina program history. They are a stellar 2,216-783 all-time record.

Oddsmakers opened the Tar Heels as -6.5-point favorites versus the Buckeyes, while the game’s total opened at 158. The line is UNC -7.5 and the total has dropped to 154.

Last time out for North Carolina, they were a 79-75 loser as they battled the Wofford Terriers at home. They failed to cover in the match as a -25-point favorite.

The Tar Heels were off their game offensively against Wofford. They also had trouble defensively inside. UNC coach Roy Williams will want to fix their problems in the final non-conference game on their schedule.

North Carolina hasn’t dropped consecutive games since February 2016.

North Carolina had transfer Cameron Johnson playing for the first time in the Wofford game. He scored 10 points as a reserve after coming off knee surgery.

Center Micah Potter is working his way back into the rotation. He has missed time with an ankle injury. He started four games earlier this season.

In the loss to Wofford, UNC shot a season-high 38 free throws. The team made 28 of them.

UNC leads the series with Ohio State by an 11-2 record. Williams is 4-0. The Tar Heels have won the last six matchups.

Ohio State has had a Tough Schedule So Far

Ohio State was a 94-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Citadel Bulldogs. They failed to cover the -31.5-point spread as favorites.

Ohio State was unranked two years ago when it defeated No. 4 Kentucky in the CBS Sports Classic.

The Buckeyes will have played both teams that were in the 2017 national championship game after today. They lost in November to Gonzaga. The score was 86-59 in the PK80 Invitational in Portland, Ore.

Ohio State last played both title game combatants from the previous season in 1993-94. That year they lost to North Carolina and fell twice to Michigan.

Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Ohio State10-35-679.4667.0812.383-41-02-91-61-0
North Carolina10-27-486.1771.9214.254-12-06-4-14-0-11-1
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
OHIOS15.6213.621.15
UNC18.2513.331.37
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
OHIOS10.4627.4637.92
UNC13.0031.1744.17
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
OHIOS49.5441.498.05
UNC48.0740.167.91
Team Records

Ohio State Buckeyes

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall10-39-21-15-64-51-179.4667.0812.38
Last 107-36-21-15-54-41-177.4067.2010.20
vs Conf2-01-01-02-01-01-077.0060.0017.00

North Carolina Tar Heels

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall10-26-14-17-44-23-286.1771.9214.25
Last 108-24-14-16-43-23-285.5071.3014.20
vs Conf0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00

CBS Sports Classic Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense79.467771.92150
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense86.171967.0874

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Ohio State0-40-43-172.7533.7538.9535.0039/1096.50
North Carolina4-04-03-180.7538.5045.8544.5023/646.25

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Dec 20, 2014OHIOS74UNC82-1UNC145OUNCUNCOHIOS314334.744.6405310/293/1365
Nov 19, 2009UNC77OHIOS731.5UNC147OUNCOHIOSUNC382449.143.333377/156/2188
Nov 28, 2007UNC66OHIOS555.5UNC149UUNCUNCOHIOS29323827.154385/1810/3327
Nov 29, 2006OHIOS89UNC98-7.5UNC158OUNCUNCOHIOS484452.353.1253813/268/18510

CBS Sports Classic Betting Odds Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Ohio State Buckeyes

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Dec 19, 2017CITDL94-65W-31.5176.5L/U50.0077.7813H
Dec 16, 2017APPST80-67W-16153L/U52.6373.913H
Dec 9, 2017W&M97-62W-17.5160W/U64.8169.5711H
Dec 4, 2017MICH71-62W-2134.5W/U48.8975.865H
Dec 2, 2017WISCN83-58W8.5134.5W/O65.9673.687A

North Carolina Tar Heels

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Dec 20, 2017WOFFD75-79L-25154L/P36.3673.687H
Dec 17, 2017TENN78-73W0155.5W/U43.2873.686A
Dec 6, 2017W.CAR104-61W-32154.5W/O56.9266.6716H
Dec 3, 2017TULAN97-73W-20159W/O65.5255.175H
Dec 1, 2017DAVID85-75W-11160.5L/U47.0669.575A

Next up:
Ohio State home to Miami-Ohio Saturday, December 30
North Carolina home to Wake Forest Saturday, December 30

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