As one of the most accomplished players in recent North Carolina basketball history, senior guard R.J. Davis has plenty of milestones to reflect on. The New York native surpassed program legend Michael Jordan on the school’s all-time scoring list earlier this week. Now Davis leads a talented Tar Heels squad against Miami on Saturday.

With North Carolina sports betting set to launch later this year, UNC fans on apps like BetMGM North Carolina will soon be able to wager on Davis and the Heels. Until then, let’s break down where Davis has enjoyed the most statistical success at North Carolina.

Davis By The Numbers

In four seasons with the Tar Heels, Davis boasts a 14.5 points per game average. He’s scored 1,789 total points in 124 games played, recently moving past Jordan for 15th all-time at UNC.

Digging deeper, data provided by Sports-Reference.com shows that Davis elevates his scoring against certain teams and in specific game environments:

  • Best Opponent: Wake Forest (22.0 points per game in 5 matchups)
  • Top State: Georgia (22.9 points per game in 4 games)
  • Best Month: November (15.9 points per game in 29 matchups)
  • Ideal Venue: Neutral Sites (15.8 points per game)
  • Top Conference: Big 12 (18.8 points per game in 5 games)

Davis has feasted on Wake Forest in his Carolina career, averaging 22 points per contest. And he seems to thrive when playing out of state in Georgia, tallying nearly 23 points a night.

The data also indicates Davis gets off to fast starts. His top scoring month is November, potentially helping UNC build early momentum. And Davis elevates his game at neutral sites – good news with the ACC and NCAA Tournaments ahead.

Eyes on Miami

Of course, Davis isn’t analyzing his statistical splits headed into Saturday’s road tilt with Miami. At 17-7 overall and 9-4 in ACC play, UNC sits firmly on the NCAA Tournament bubble as February winds down.

Davis and the Heels are looking to avenge a January blowout loss to the Hurricanes in Chapel Hill. In that game, a stunning 16-point underdog Miami club crushed North Carolina behind guard Isaiah Wong’s 24 points.

Wong won’t catch Davis and the Tar Heels by surprise this time. And North Carolina enters playing solid basketball, having won five of its last six contests.

According to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, North Carolina has a 62.4% chance of defeating Miami on the road Saturday night. That potential victory would further strengthen UNC’s March Madness hopes.

Davis Closes UNC Career

Now in his final ACC stretch run, Davis has his sights set on leading North Carolina to another deep postseason run. The four-year starter has already delivered Tar Heels fans countless memorable moments.

R.J. Davis is putting the finishing touches on an outstanding college career. His scoring prowess and knack for rising to the occasion give North Carolina a chance every time he takes the floor. Fans may soon be able to use North Carolina sports betting apps from operators like BetMGM to back Davis and the Heels.

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✅ Updated on February 24, 2024 by Frank Sutton