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Tar Heels will face off against Cardinals

The North Carolina Tar Heels won but didn't cover when they took on the Louisville Cardinals earlier this month as those two schools prepare to meet for a second time in college basketball betting action on Saturday.

North Carolina beat Louisville 72-71 but couldn't cover the 3-point favorite at home on the college basketball odds in that OVER result. The Tar Heels have managed to go 6-1 SU over their last seven games against the Cardinals dating back to 1997 but they were 3-4 ATS in those outings.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the North Carolina Tar Heels before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisville Cardinals currently sport a 17-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-12-1 ATS. The North Carolina Tar Heels are 17-4 and 11-9-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Louisville Cardinals produce a 9-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the North Carolina Tar Heels have gone 12-7-1 against the totals betting line.

The Cardinals - Tar Heels odds would favor the Tar Heels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisville is rated No. 40 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina is at No. 10.

How North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals Stats Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting North Carolina Tar Heels rank No. 2 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 43.43 per game. That compares with Louisville’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisville is college basketball's No. 147-ranked team at 6.15 per game, while the North Carolina Tar Heels rate No. 228 with 4.76 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

North Carolina earned a 93-83 victory over Syracuse on Monday, getting 22 points from Marcus Paige at Dean Smith Center.

The Cardinals got a terrific 28-point effort from Chris Jones as Louisville defeated Boston College 81-72 on Wednesday at Conte Forum.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

North Carolina is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games at home
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Louisville
Louisville is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville's last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
Louisville is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to Virginia, Monday, February 2nd
Louisville at Miami, Tuesday, February 3rd

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