Louisville vs. North Carolina - 2/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (19-2) at Louisville Cardinals (17-4)
College Basketball: Monday, February 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels and Louisville Cardinals meet Monday night at the KFC Yum! Center.
The North Carolina Tar Heels look to build on their impressive 12-game winning streak. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 85.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 42 percent shooting. Brice Johnson is averaging 16.8 points and 10.2 rebounds while Marcus Paige is averaging 12.7 points and 3.9 assists. Joel Berry II is dishing 4.3 assists and Kennedy Meeks is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Tar Heels are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The North Carolina Tar Heels have won 10 of their last 15 road games.
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The Louisville Cardinals have lost back-to-back games just once since last season. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 79.3 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 60.2 points on 37.7 percent shooting. Damion Lee is averaging 16.7 points and 3.9 rebounds while Trey Lewis is averaging 12.3 points and 2.4 assists. Chinanu Onuaku is the third double-digit scorer and Quentin Snider is dishing 3.6 assists. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Cardinals are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Louisville Cardinals have won 20 of their last 24 home games.
The Tar Heels are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Cardinals are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 Monday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Louisville will be eager to bounce back from an ugly loss to Virginia, and the Cards don't lose back to back games often. I'll side with the Cards at home for the tiny chalk.