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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

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Ohio State 10-3 5-6 79.46 67.08 12.38 3-4 1-0 2-9 1-6 1-0
North Carolina 10-2 7-4 86.17 71.92 14.25 4-1 2-0 6-4-1 4-0-1 1-1
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
OHIOS 15.62 13.62 1.15
UNC 18.25 13.33 1.37
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
OHIOS 10.46 27.46 37.92
UNC 13.00 31.17 44.17
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
OHIOS 49.54 41.49 8.05
UNC 48.07 40.16 7.91
Team Records

Ohio State Buckeyes

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 10-3 9-2 1-1 5-6 4-5 1-1 79.46 67.08 12.38
Last 10 7-3 6-2 1-1 5-5 4-4 1-1 77.40 67.20 10.20
vs Conf 2-0 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 77.00 60.00 17.00

North Carolina Tar Heels

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 10-2 6-1 4-1 7-4 4-2 3-2 86.17 71.92 14.25
Last 10 8-2 4-1 4-1 6-4 3-2 3-2 85.50 71.30 14.20
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

CBS Sports Classic Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 79.46 77 71.92 150
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 86.17 19 67.08 74

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Ohio State 0-4 0-4 3-1 72.75 33.75 38.95 35.00 39/109 6.50
North Carolina 4-0 4-0 3-1 80.75 38.50 45.85 44.50 23/64 6.25

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Dec 20, 2014 OHIOS 74 UNC 82 -1 UNC 145 O UNC UNC OHIOS 31 43 34.7 44.6 40 53 10/29 3/13 6 5
Nov 19, 2009 UNC 77 OHIOS 73 1.5 UNC 147 O UNC OHIOS UNC 38 24 49.1 43.3 33 37 7/15 6/21 8 8
Nov 28, 2007 UNC 66 OHIOS 55 5.5 UNC 149 U UNC UNC OHIOS 29 32 38 27.1 54 38 5/18 10/33 2 7
Nov 29, 2006 OHIOS 89 UNC 98 -7.5 UNC 158 O UNC UNC OHIOS 48 44 52.3 53.1 25 38 13/26 8/18 5 10

CBS Sports Classic Betting Odds Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Ohio State Buckeyes

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Dec 19, 2017 CITDL 94-65 W -31.5 176.5 L/U 50.00 77.78 13 H
Dec 16, 2017 APPST 80-67 W -16 153 L/U 52.63 73.91 3 H
Dec 9, 2017 W&M 97-62 W -17.5 160 W/U 64.81 69.57 11 H
Dec 4, 2017 MICH 71-62 W -2 134.5 W/U 48.89 75.86 5 H
Dec 2, 2017 WISCN 83-58 W 8.5 134.5 W/O 65.96 73.68 7 A

North Carolina Tar Heels

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Dec 20, 2017 WOFFD 75-79 L -25 154 L/P 36.36 73.68 7 H
Dec 17, 2017 TENN 78-73 W 0 155.5 W/U 43.28 73.68 6 A
Dec 6, 2017 W.CAR 104-61 W -32 154.5 W/O 56.92 66.67 16 H
Dec 3, 2017 TULAN 97-73 W -20 159 W/O 65.52 55.17 5 H
Dec 1, 2017 DAVID 85-75 W -11 160.5 L/U 47.06 69.57 5 A

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

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