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Virginia vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Picks for this ACC Battle

Posted by: Mike Davis
Virginia vs. North Carolina Basketball

Tonight’s college basketball betting lineup offers some action that will rival the sort we’ll see come March. In fact, there’s no question that tonight’s Virginia vs. North Carolina Basketball matchup will have March Madness betting implications. So what can we expect out of this battle between No. 4 Virginia and No. 8 North Carolina? Let’s check up on tonight’s NCAA sportsbook odds to find out what the bookmakers are expecting.

Virginia vs. North Carolina Basketball – Monday, February 11th         

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Virginia +1½ (-110) 140½ (-110) +103
North Carolina -1½ (-110) 140½ (-110) -123
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Virginia Cavaliers         

This evening’s contest is of utmost importance for Virginia since they were recently humbled by No. 2 Duke 81-71. That was a pretty decisive loss and Virginia cannot afford a poor outing versus No. 8 UNC. With that loss to Duke, Virginia has now fallen to 20-2 on the season. And with an 8-2 record in ACC play this season, Virginia currently ranks 3rd in the conference. Ultimately that loss against the Blue Devils ended up costing them since it allowed Duke to tie North Carolina for the No. 1 spot in the conference with a 9-1 record in conference play. Fortunately for Virginia, tonight’s matchup affords them the opportunity to tilt the scales in their direction. All in all history favors Virginia this evening since they are 6-4 versus UNC in their last 10 and 3-0 in their last 3. If Virginia can forget about that loss to Duke, they should be able to assert their ACC dominance this evening.

Players to Watch: Kyle Guy (14.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.1 apg), De’Andre Hunter (14.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.2 apg), and Ty Jerome (13.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.9 apg).

North Carolina       

The Tar Heels leap into this evening’s matchup sporting a 19-4 record on the season. Although they’ve had several hiccups this season, North Carolina enters tonight’s matchup riding a 7 game winning streak. Will that momentum be enough to tilt the scales in UNC’s favor at home tonight? Well tonight’s college basketball betting odds certainly think it’s enough to peg UNC as the favorite. Albeit, that favoritism isn’t all that heavy. Looking over the numbers however, it’s clear that UNC’s defense will have to step it up this evening. This is because the Tar Heels are giving up 74.2 per game while Virginia is only allotting 54.1 points. Offensively UNC does get an edge, but it’s not as substantial as the edge the Cavs get on defense.

Players to Watch: Coby White (15.9 ppg 3.2 rpg, 4.3 apg), Cameron Johnson (15.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.2 apg), and Luke Maye (15.1 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 2.1 apg).

Virginia vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Virginia’s last 8 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
  • Virginia is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
  • Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina’s last 5 games when playing Virginia
  • North Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Virginia
  • North Carolina is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games when playing Virginia
Virginia vs. North Carolina Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Virginia vs. North Carolina Basketball contest? All in all, Virginia looks like a great pick here. They’ll be gunning for a dominant outing against a conference opponent following that loss against Duke. The fact that they’re tonight’s underdog only makes taking them straight up even more alluring. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 74-73 Virginia.