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Virginia Has Vengeance On Mind Against UNC

Just eight days ago, the Virginia Cavaliers found themselves completely stymied en route to a 65-41 loss to UNC. The Cavaliers shot just 27.8 percent from the floor and a pathetic 2-for-20 from beyond the arc, as their offense looked downright dreadful. They will be out for revenge when they welcome UNC to Charlottesville on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • UNC is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road against Virginia.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the past 7 games between UNC and Virginia.
  • Virginia is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games as underdog.

The Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak, their longest in seven years, when they beat NC State 70-55 in their last outing. The offense looked greatly improved, as they shot 68.8 percent from deep and scored 70 points after averaging a mere 55.5 during their losing skid. One of the biggest changes during that win was the minutes Kyle Guy saw, as the freshman tallied 19 points in 35 minutes of play.

Things are going much differently for the Tar Heels, as UNC has won its past four games while posting an average scoring margin of plus-19.3 points per game. Kennedy Meeks has reasserted himself as a presence down low during the UNC winning streak with the senior averaging 15.5 points and 8.9 rebounds with two double-doubles in the past four.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Virginia Cavaliers as 1-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Virginia Cavaliers are 19-9 overall and 16-11 ATS, while the North Carolina Tar Heels are 25-5 and 17-13 ATS. As for the betting totals, Virginia boasts a 10-17 on the OU, and North Carolina is 12-18.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Virginia Cavaliers rated this week at No. 64 and the North Carolina Tar Heels sitting at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Virginia's No. 239-ranked offense, averaging 67.07 PPG, against a Tar Heels defense that ranks No. 103 at 70.63 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 47.32% so far, less than the Tar Heels marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.37% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Justin Jackson scored 23 points leading the Tar Heels to a 85-67 victory over Pittsburgh at Petersen Events Center on Saturday.

The Cavaliers grabbed a 70-55 win over the Wolfpack on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Kyle Guy at PNC Arena.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of North Carolina's last 9 games
  • North Carolina is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games
  • Virginia is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to Duke, Saturday, March 4th
Virginia at Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 4th

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