UNC vs. Alabama Prediction, Odds: 2022 Phil Knight Legacy Picks, Best Bets from Proven Model

The No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels (5-1) and the No. 18 Alabama Crimson Tide (5-1) will face off Sunday afternoon in the 2022 Phil Knight Invitational. The Tar Heels are looking to recover after being stunned on Friday. North Carolina lost to Iowa State 70-65. Likewise, Alabama dropped its last matchup. On November 25, UConn bested the Crimson Tide 82-67.

The notice from Portland’s Veterans Memorial Coliseum is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Crimson Tide are 1.5-point favorites in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest North Carolina vs. Alabama odds, while the over/under for total points is 155. Before picking North Carolina vs. Alabama, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s trusted computer model.

The SportsLine projection model simulates each Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past six years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive $1,400+ win for $100 players with its top-flight college basketball picks against the spread.

Now the model has set its sights on UNC vs. Alabama and just laid out its picks and CBB predictions. You can see the selection at SportsLine. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Alabama vs. North Carolina:

  • Spread between North Carolina and Alabama: Crimson Tide -1.5
  • North Carolina vs. Alabama Over/Under: 155 points
  • Money line between North Carolina and Alabama: Crimson Tide -125, Tar Heels +105
  • UNC: Tar Heels are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games
  • ALA: Over is 7-1 in Crimson Tide’s last 8 neutral site games
  • North Carolina vs. Alabama Picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why North Carolina can cover

Junior Guard Caleb Love is an assertive and decisive goalscorer. Love likes to play downhill and consistently attacks the track. It can absorb contact and lock around the rim. The Missouri native can throw his jumpers off the perimeter with ease. Love averages 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. On November 24, he had 23 points, three rebounds and four assists.

Senior striker Armando Bacot was a bloody force in colour. Bacot has broad shoulders and is capable of depressing others. He is relentless on the boards and knows how to create space. The Virginia native primarily scores with layups, dunks and put-backs. Bacot averages 16.2 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.

Why Alabama Can Cover

Freshman forward Brandon Miller is an athletic and dynamic goalscorer from all over the field. Miller has outstanding length, strength and speed that allow him to dominate the court. He has a smooth jumper and can play around the rim. The Tennessee native averages 20.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. On November 24, he delivered 24 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.

Junior guard Mark Sears is another offensive backcourt threat. Sears can close by contact and hit its jumpers from 3-point land if necessary. He also has a high basketball IQ and knows how to read properly. The Alabama native records 12.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. On November 18 he had 18 points and three dimes.

How to make Alabama vs. UNC picks

SportsLine’s model leans overall and projects 148 combined points. The model also says that one side of the spread hits over 50% of the time. You can see the selection here.

So who will win North Carolina against Alabama? And which side of the spread applies more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread to jump on, all from the model who crushed his college basketball picks and find out.