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Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina Tar Heels 02/21/2022 Game Picks, Preview and Analysis

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Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina Tar Heels 02-21-2022 Game Picks Preview and Analysis

Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina Tar Heels 02/21/2022 – Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina will be the venue for an exciting Atlantic Coast matchup between the Louisville Cardinals and the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Cardinals are stuck at the 10th position and they need to make up for their loss to get to the top. The Tar Heels are a top-three team as they remain at the third position. Both teams will enter this game with a winning record. Online basketball bets have a winner based on the odds and the recent betting trends.

Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina Tar Heels 02/21/2022

When:Monday, February 21, 8:00 PM ET
Where:Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TV:ESPN
Stream:Sofascore
Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina Tar Heels 02/21/2022
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Louisville Cardinals+9.5 (-107)146.5 o (-107)+375
North Carolina Tar Heels-9.5 (-107)146.5 u (-107)-625
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Louisville Cardinals

The Cardinals won six of their 16 games on the season and are 12-14 with their overall play. Louisville defeated the Clemson Tigers in their last game with a 70-61 final score. Top scorer Noah Locke is closing in at 9.9 points per game and Malik Williams is the leading rebounder with 8.1. When it comes to passing the ball, Jarrod West has taken the lead with 3.0 assists. The Cardinals have a poor offense that is averaging at only 68.3 points per game. Louisville will need to win as many games as possible.

Players to watch: N. Locke G (GP 26, MIN 25.7, PTS 9.7, REB 2.3, AST 0.8, STL 0.5, BLK 0, TO 1, FG% 35.6, FT% 69.2, 3P% 35), M. Williams F (GP 22, MIN 24.7, PTS 9.6, REB 8.1, AST 1, STL 1.3, BLK 0.6, TO 1.5, FG% 47, FT% 66.7, 3P% 31.3), E. Ellis G (GP 26, MIN 20.4, PTS 9.1, REB 1.8, AST 1.5, STL 0.4, BLK 0, TO 1.4, FG% 41.4, FT% 68.6, 3P% 37).

North Carolina Tar Heels

With an 11-5 conference record and a 19-8 overall record. The Tar Heels are right behind the Fighting Irish. North Carolina shares the same record as Miami in fourth place. The Tar Heels defeated Virginia Tech in their last outing with a 65-57 final score. As a whole team, they are averaging at 77.8 points per game. Armando Bacot is the lead scorer with 16.1 points and 12.2 rebounds. When it comes to assists, Caleb Love has taken the lead with 3.7 assists per game. Four of North Carolina’s players are averaging in double figures.

Players to watch: A. Bacot F (GP 27, MIN 30.1, PTS 16.1, REB 12.2, AST 1.5, STL 0.8, BLK 1.7, TO 1.9, FG% 57.5, FT% 69.3, 3P% 14.3), C. Love G (GP 27, MIN 32.8, PTS 15.3, REB 3.1, AST 3.7, STL 1.2, BLK 0.2, TO 2.7, FG% 39.5, FT% 84.2, 3P% 41.1), B. Manek F (GP 27, MIN 28.5, PTS 13.7, REB 5.7, AST 1.7, STL 0.7, BLK 0.6, TO 1.6, FG% 48, FT% 65.1, 3P% 38.7).

Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Predictions

Trends

Louisville Cardinals

Louisville are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Louisville’s last 11 games.
Cardinals are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.
Louisville are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against North Carolina.
Louisville are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against North Carolina.

North Carolina Tar Heels

The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Carolina’s last 7 games.
North Carolina are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
Tar Heels are 15-2 SU in their last 17 games at home.
North Carolina are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Louisville.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina’s last 5 games this season.

Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Picks

Summary: This is an unbalanced game as the Tar Heels hold the key to success. North Carolina has a better offense and a strong defense. The basketball betting spreads have predicted a win for the Tar Heels at home.

Moneyline: The ML for the Cardinals is +375 and the ML for the Tar Heels is -625.

ATS: The spread for Louisville is +9.5 (-107) and the spread for North Carolina is -9.5 (-107).

Totals: Look for the total to go over 146.5 (-107) for Louisville and the same to go under for North Carolina.

Score Prediction: 81-66, Tar Heels win.