Big Ten Challenge: Ohio State vs. North Carolina odds 12/4/19

Ross Houston
December 7, 2019

There, they suffered their first loss - a 73-64 defeat at the hands of now No. 4 MI - but rebounded to beat a ranked OR team. Garrison Brooks is also dinged up with an eye issue, but coach Roy Williams said he should be fine. Final prediction, Ohio State will win at home. That is actually the lowest-ranked North Carolina team in regards to tempo under Williams, but not in terms of actual possessions.

Ahead of UNC's matchup with Ohio State on Wednesday night, both Francis and Harris are suited up and could play.

North Carolina is a 3.5-point favorite at home, while the over/under for the game has been set at 139. Tonight's game should be an interesting one, considering both teams are now ranked in the top-seven nationally.

But this is going to be different for Ohio State as the first game outside of Columbus this season.

This year Ohio State was presented with a similar opportunity and ended with a more favorable result.

The Tar Heels have gone seven games to open a season without scoring at least 80 points once for the first time since 1949-50. The contest will mark the 13th-ever game between the two schools, and quite frankly, the Tar Heels have dominated, winning 11 of the 12 prior matchups. North Carolina is expecting its key guys to play, but a lot of them won't be at 100 percent. Cole Anthony paced North Carolina with 15 points while Brandon Robinson chipped in with nine. Mike Watkins added 7 points and 16 rebounds.

This will be the third straight big test for the Tar Heels already this season, after losing to upstart MI in the Battle 4 Atlantis tourney in the Bahamas. Kaleb Wesson came up 1 rebound shy of a double-double, finishing with 10 points and 9 rebounds.

We will just have to wait and see if either play in Wednesday's game but we have to imagine they are very close to returning.

"We need to be prepared for the moment whenever it comes".

The same can be said for the Buckeyes, who are ranked one spot about UNC at No. 6. "There were some things I wish I did better out there but this is a great team win because we won the game on the defensive end".

Their strength is their depth: Ohio State has no less than seven players logging better than 20 minutes a game, and 10 players in double-digit minutes.

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