Free CBB Hoops Pick: Tar Heels vs Cardinals Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the North Carolina Tar Heels taking on the Louisville Cardinals on Monday February 1 at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
North Carolina Tar Heels (19-2) vs. Louisville Cardinals (17-4)
Date: Monday February 1
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: KFC Yum Center – Louisville, Kentucky
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5
CBB Betting Total: 148.5
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The Tar Heels have proven to be the best team in the ACC and possibly the nation so far. But winning at Louisville is not going to be easy.
The Cardinals have a great record but something tells me this team is not as good as its resume tells us.
North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels are off to a perfect 8-0 start in ACC play but the majority of those games have been at home. They have also been against the middle to bottom tier of teams in the league so this will be their first big test in a while.
If they truly are head and shoulders above the competition in the league now is a time to show it.
Ever since returning to the lineup Kennedy Meeks has not been a huge factor but they are going to need him in this one. Brice Johnson has been a big time producer for the Heels without his inside partner but the Cardinals have enough size and defensive awareness to make it difficult for him.
This is also one of those games where they need Marcus Paige to step up. Since coming back from injury he has not been all that great.
The Cardinals are second in the ACC but they are coming off a bad home loss to Virginia. They only scored 47 points against the Cavs as they were dealth a little taste of their own medicine.
They are fifth in the nation in points allowed.
The duo of Trey Lewis and Damion Lee scored just 10 points against UVA. That is about a third of their normal production and for a group that is just OK at scoring it just isn’t going to cut it. One or both are going to have to be the best player in this game for the Cardinals to win.
The Cardinals only have a few losses but there is a pattern there as they have not beaten any of the really good teams on their schedule. That does not mean this team isn’t good. It just means their ceiling is not very high.
The key for Louisville is going to be getting the game at the pace they want. These teams last met in the ACC tournament last season and Louisville lost by 10. If they can keep this one in the 70’s they have a chance.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-2 in UNC last 10 road games.
- Over is 10-3 in UNC last 13 overall.
- Over is 7-3 in UNC last 10 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- LOU are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- LOU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- LOU are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 Mon. games.
Free CBB Prediction:
North Carolina is the better team and has to be the team to beat in this one.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNDER 148.5
Louisville might play hard and keep the score down but it won’t be enough.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: North Carolina 73 – Louisville 65
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