North Carolina vs. Iowa State Odds, Line: College Basketball Picks 2022, Nov. 25 Predictions Using Proven Model

The No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels will look to maintain their undefeated start to the season when they take on the Iowa State Cyclones in the 2022 Phil Knight Invitational on Friday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. ET. UNC advanced to the semifinals with an 89-81 win over Portland on Thursday. Iowa State won the semifinals against Villanova 81-79 in overtime.

The Tar Heels are favored by 5 points in the latest North Carolina vs. Iowa State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 141.5. Before entering an Iowa State vs. North Carolina prediction, check out the model’s college basketball predictions at SportsLine.

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Now the model has targeted UNC vs. Iowa State. You can go to SportsLine to see the selection. Here are several college basketball odds for Iowa State vs. UNC:

  • Spread between North Carolina and Iowa State: North Carolina -5
  • North Carolina vs. Iowa State Over/Under: 141.5 points
  • North Carolina vs. Iowa State monetary limit: North Carolina -250, Iowa State +205
  • North Carolina vs. Iowa State Picks: See picks here

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Why North Carolina can cover

North Carolina trailed by five points in the second half of their game against Portland on Thursday, but the Tar Heels capitalized on a late run to earn an 89-81 win. Northwestern transfer Pete Nance tied his career-best 28 points and knocked down five 3-pointers. North Carolina as a team shot 50% from beyond the arc, and Armando Bacot had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Guard Caleb Love also had a fine day, scoring 23 points for the win. Iowa State pulled off a tough overtime win over Villanova on Thursday, which could result in a hangover on Friday. North Carolina will be the first ranked team the Cyclones face this season.

Why Iowa State Can Cover

Now in the month of November, Iowa State is on an 11-game winning streak and pulls off an impressive upset win over Villanova. The Cyclones have four players averaging double digits, led by Jaren Holmes with 16.8 points per game. Gabe Kalscheur amassed 23 points against Villanova and hit five 3-pointers, accounting for a large portion of the team’s 37 bank points.

North Carolina has not proven itself so far this season and is struggling with several underdog opponents. The Tar Heels have covered the spread just once in their first five games, and this will be their first matchup against a Power Conference team. Iowa State has covered the number in five of its last seven competitions, giving the Cyclones an advantage in this game from a betting perspective.

How to make Iowa State vs. North Carolina picks

The model ran North Carolina vs. Iowa State 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is sloping down overall and it has also generated a point spread pick that hits in well over 50% of the simulations. You can only see the selection at SportsLine.

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