Virginia Cavaliers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (23-5) at Virginia Cavaliers (21-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers will host the North Carolina Tar Heels this Saturday.
The Virginia Cavaliers come into this game with a 21-6 record and are currently 4th in the ACC. The Cavaliers have lost 2 out of their last 3 games with their most recent game being a 64-61 loss to Miami. Through 27 games this season the leading scorer for the Cavaliers has been Malcolm Brogdon who is averaging 18.2 points per game and 4.2 rebounds. Anthony Gill is second on the team with 13.6 points per game and 6.0 rebounds.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels come into this game with a 23-5 record and are currently 1st in the ACC. The Tar Heels have won 4 out of their last 5 games with their most recent game being a 80-68 win over North Carolina State. Through 28 games this season the leading scorer for the Tar Heels has been Brice Johnson who is averaging 17.0 points per game and 10.6 rebounds. Justin Jackson is second on the team with 12.4 points per game and 4.0 rebounds.
The North Carolina are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 road games. The Tar Heels are 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 games following a against the spread win. Virginia is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games vs. ACC opponents.
The North Carolina Tar Heels have been on fire winning 4 out of their last 5 games and are 1st in the conference. Virginia has been struggling lately losing 2 out of their last 3 games. I think this is a close game coming down to the end. Il take North Carolina and the points in this game.