Louisville vs. North Carolina ACC Tournament - 3/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (22-10) at Louisville Cardinals (24-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals +2 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
The Louisville Cardinals and the North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Thursday in a second round ACC Tournament college basketball matchup.
The Louisville Cardinals are 24-7 this season and finished in fourth place in the ACC. Louisville is averaging 69.5 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Terry Rozier leads the Cardinals averaging 17 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Montezl Harrell is averaging 15.8 points and 9.4 rebounds, Wayne Blackshear is averaging 10.7 points, and Chinanu Onuaku is averaging 3.4 points. Louisville is 12-6 in the ACC and 2-0 in neutral site games.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels are 22-10 this season and they advanced to this game having no problem with Boston college in their opening tournament game. UNC is averaging 78.2 points and they are shooting 47.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 68 points and their opponents are shooting 39.5 percent. Marcus Paige leads the Tar heels averaging 13.5 points per game. Brice Johnson is averaging 12.6 points and 7.9 rebounds, Justin Jackson is averaging 10.1 points, and J.P. Tokoto is averaging 8.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Kennedy Meeks missed Wednesday’s game with an illness and is status is unknown for this one. North Carolina is 12-7 in the ACC and 5-1 in neutral site games.
Louisville is 24-8 against the spread in neutral site games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 6-13-2 against the spread following a win. North Carolina is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, 1-5-1 against the spread following a win, and 2-9-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The total is set at 140 and I have this one staying under that number so my free pick is under. 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.