Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Tar Heels vs Cardinals CBB Odds
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(16-4) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Louisville Cardinals (16-5)
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Cardinals -1
CBB Betting Total: 157
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North Carolina Tar Heels
North Carolina has won at North Carolina State, at Miami, at Pitt by 25, vs. Virginia Tech by 21, vs. Georgia Tech by 23 and is 6–1 in the ACC, though it has yet to play either Duke or Virginia.
It’s sole loss came at home to Louisville, where the Cardinals racked up 83 points in a 21-point victory. UNC went 3-for-22 from the three-point line and turned it over 14 times in its worst loss of the season.
Saturday represents a chance at redemption for the Heels, who have won four in a row and rank second in the country with 396 assists.
The Pittsburgh transfer, Cameron Johnson leads the team with 15.8 points per game on sensational efficiency. Johnson shoots 55 percent from two, nearly 48 percent from three and just about 80 percent from the line.
He also sets the tone as a rebounding guard who gets 5.5 per game. Seven Tar Heels in all average more than three boards per, which is why UNC ranks fifth in the nation in both offensive and defensive rebounds, sixth overall.
Louisville hasn’t played either of the two giants of the ACC, either. It does have seven wins, though, which represents the most in the conference going into Saturday.
The Cardinals’ lone conference loss came early, on Jan. 9 and might turn out to hurt them because it came at bottom-feeding Pittsburgh.
Louisville’s offensive strength is getting to the line and knocking them down. The Cardinals have made the third-most free throws in the country with the third-best percentage.
Jordan Nwora, the team’s leading-scorer at over 18 points per game, knocks down 3.4 per game, on average. He also shoots nearly 40 percent from three and 56 percent from two.
Thing is, North Carolina does have the better talent. Louisville’s supporting cast is no joke, though, and it should play even better than usual at home.
NCAAB Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2 in UNC last 10 overall.
- UNC are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Under is 9-3 in UNC last 12 vs. Atlantic Coast.
Free North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Louisville Cardinals NCAAB Prediction: Louisville wins a close one.
North Carolina is going to come at Louisville with everything it has but the Cardinals know what’s coming. It’ll definitely be close, too close for me to want to play either side.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Cardinals by 2 / LEAN Under 157
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: North Carolina 73 – Louisville 75
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