I still have no idea what is up with this line.
Strangely if it was in the 4-5 range, like I thought it would be and getting these kind of splits it would be more encouraging. But, wow, what is going on here?
8.5 points is a lot. Pomeroy has this one as an 83-82 UNC win. I can’t remember off the top of my head if there has been another game this season, without injury where there has been that much discrepency between Pomeroy and Vegas.
It is reasonable to think that 5 is a fair line with the overall respect that UNC gets, and the recent Lawson injury. Even if this is not the most against the public pick, it is hard to make a case that it doesn’t have some kind of value. Still, I’m up in the air on this game.