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Virginia vs North Carolina Basketball Picks 2-24-24

North Carolina Tar Heels (20-6) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (20-7)
February 24, 2024 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers +2; Over/Under: +130
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The North Carolina Tar Heels and Virginia Cavaliers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at John Paul Jones Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free North Carolina vs Virginia prediction.

North Carolina Offense Has Been Impressive

The North Carolina offense has been impressive heading into this game, and they are going to look to continue that success here. In the last game, North Carolina faced off against Virginia Tech, and the offense scored 96 points and that was enough for the victory. Armando Bacot had another strong game putting up 25 points and 12 rebounds. North Carolina on the season is averaging 82.8 points while their defense is giving up 71.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 21st in the league. 

How Does Virginia Come Back?

Virginia in the last game faced off against Virginia Tech and it was an ugly game. The offense at times has been a big issue and in the last game they only scored 41 points. At halftime, they only scored 16 points, and that type of offense can’t be expected here. Virginia on the season is averaging 64.1 points while their defense is giving up 58.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 352nd while the defense is ranked 3rd. Reece Beekman is averaging 13.9 points while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. Virginia will play against Boston College after this game.

North Carolina vs Virginia Betting Prediction

North Carolina is going to have little issues here, even though they are the road. North Carolina is averaging 82.8 points and in the last game they scored 96 points. Now they faced off against a Virginia team that only scored 16 points in the first half of their last game. The Virginia offense isn’t going to be good enough to keep up and it’s going to be North Carolina that is going to get the job done. Back North Carolina against the spread.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: North Carolina -2

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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