The Jumpman Invitational features the Michigan Wolverines and the North Carolina Tar Heels squaring off on Wednesday evening. The Wolverines are 7-3 overall and have won two straight games. The Tar Heels have gone 8-4 through 12 games and are winners of three in a row. North Carolina leads the all-time series 5-4, with the Tar Heels logging a 72-51 win in 2021. Tip-off from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Tar Heels are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Michigan vs. North Carolina odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 155. Before locking in any North Carolina vs. Michigan picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model. The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 7 of the 2022-23 college basketball season on a strong 19-12 roll on all-top rated CBB picks, returning more than $200. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns. Now, the model has set its sights on Michigan vs. North Carolina and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for UNC vs. Michigan:Michigan vs. North Carolina spread: Tar Heels -5.5Michigan vs. North Carolina over/under: 155 points Michigan vs. North Carolina money line: Tar Heels -220, Wolverines +180UNC: The Tar Heels are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS winMICH: The Wolverines are 35-15-2 ATS in their last 52 neutral site gamesMichigan vs. North Carolina picks: See picks at SportsLine
Featured Game | North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Michigan Wolverines
Why North Carolina can coverSenior Armando Bacot is one of the most powerful players in the paint. Bacot has broad shoulders and terrific strength to win those battles for rebounds. He knows how to carve out space and impact the game down low. The Virginia native is fourth in the ACC in scoring (17.5) and first in rebounds (11.6). He has recorded five straight double-doubles. Senior Pete Nance is a mobile and athletic forward that can stretch the floor. Nance moves well without the ball and is a solid rebounder. The Ohio native averages 12.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and shoots 35% from 3-point land. On Dec. 13 against The Citadel, Nance finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, and went 3-of-4 from downtown. Why Michigan can cover Junior center Hunter Dickinson has been extremely impactful. Dickinson is a strong presence in the paint who uses his size as an advantage (7-foot-1, 261 pounds). He owns a soft touch around the rim and doesn’t get fazed when he’s double-teamed. Dickinson ranks second in the Big Ten in scoring (19.1) and third in rebounds (8.4). The Virginia native is also a superb shot-blocker, ranking third in the conference in blocks (2). Freshman guard Jett Howard gives the Wolverines a solid two-way force. Howard has great footwork and lateral quickness, gliding on the defensive end. The Florida native also likes to push the pace and is a good outlet passer. Howard owns a reliable jumper from the perimeter, shooting 40% from beyond the arc on 6.5 attempts per game. He’s averaging 15.5 points with 2.5 assists per game. In his last contest, Howard dropped 19 points and four assists. How to make North Carolina vs. Michigan picksSportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 151 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine. So who wins Michigan vs. North Carolina? And which side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.