North Carolina vs. Louisville - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (14-1) at North Carolina Tar Heels (11-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Dean Smith Center)
The Line: North Carolina Tar Heels -5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Louisville Cardinals face off on Saturday at the Dean E. Smith Center in ACC college basketball action.
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-4 and ranked 18th in the nation but they are coming off of a loss against Notre Dame. UNC is averaging 80.1 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.4 points and their opponents are shooting 35.4 percent. Marcus Paige leads the Tar Heels averaging 13.5 points per game. Kennedy Meeks is averaging 12.7 points and 8.8 rebounds, Brice Johnson is averaging 11.3 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Justin Jackson is averging 9.6 points. North Carolina is 5-2 at home this season.
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The Louisville Cardinals are 14-1 this season and they are ranked number five in the county. Louisville is averaging 73.7 points and they are shooting 43 percent while defensively they are allowing 55.5 points and their opponents are shooting 35.9 percent. Terry Rozier leads the Cardinals averaging 17 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Montrezl Harrell is averaging 15.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, Chris Jones is averaging 12.8 points, and Wayne Blackshear is averaging 12.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. Louisville is 2-0 on the road and 1-1 against teams ranked in the top 25.
North Carolina is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 1-6 against the spread against the ACC. Louisville is 1-5 against the spread against the ACC, 1-8-2 against the spread following a win, and 0-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
With the otal set in the high 130's I have this one several points over the total and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.