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Virginia Cavaliers Battle vs North Carolina Tar Heels Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on John Paul Jones Arena Saturday as the Virginia Cavaliers look to beat the odds vs the North Carolina Tar Heels in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Virginia sat as -6.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Virginia Cavaliers battles the North Carolina Tar Heels, currently sitting with a 12-3 mark (8-5-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 3-8 for the Virginia Cavaliers and 7-6-1 for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

This game puts the Virginia Cavaliers, most recently No. 13 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the North Carolina Tar Heels, who rate No. 34 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Virginia's No. 202-ranked scoring average of 71.57 PPG, against a North Carolina Tar Heels defense rated No. 160 and allowing 72.33 PPG. The Virginia Cavaliers FG% has averaged 47.8% to date this season, more than the North Carolina Tar Heels shooters have managed so far (46.73% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

North Carolina got 28 points from Joel Berry II on the way to a 81-80 loss against Florida State on Wednesday at Tucker Center.

The battle between the Cavaliers and Hokies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Virginia Tech was handed a 78-52 defeat on Wednesday at Cassell Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games
  • North Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina's last 5 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Virginia
  • Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Virginia is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games when playing North Carolina
  • Virginia is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing North Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

North Carolina home to Boston College, Tuesday, January 9th
Virginia at Syracuse, Tuesday, January 9th

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