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Virginia Cavaliers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Preview

North Carolina Tar HeelsVirginia Cavaliers
Feb 25, 4:00 PM | John Paul Jones Arena

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

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John Paul Jones Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Virginia Cavaliers and the visiting North Carolina Tar Heels in college hoops action on Saturday.

Virginia battles the Tar Heels, currently sitting with a 24-4 mark (15-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-18 for the Cavaliers and 13-13-1 for the Tar Heels.

View North Carolina vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tar Heels listed as 3-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 87 (Cavaliers) and the No. 4 (Tar Heels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 82-77 result in favor of the Tar Heels has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tar Heels is ranked No. 1 in NCAA hoops at 45.8 per game. Contrast that with Virginia’s No. 255 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia is the No. 285-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while North Carolina rates No. 274 at 5.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina owns the country's No. 166-rated mark, allowing 69.6 points per game on the highway. Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 290 in scoring at home.

Last time out for North Carolina, they were an 86-74 winner as they battled North Carolina State on the road. They covered in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Tar Heels got a 22-point performance from Kendall Marshall, who added 13 assists, as North Carolina ran past North Carolina State 86-74 on Tuesday at PNC Arena.

In their last action, Virginia was a 61-59 winner on the road against Virginia Tech. They earned a push of the 2-point spread as favorites. Virginia got 20 points from Mike Scott en route to a 61-59 victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday at Cassell Coliseum.

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Maryland are 9-1
After playing North Carolina State are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Florida State are 5-5
After playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Tar Heels at Cavaliers trends to consider:
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games when playing North Carolina
Virginia is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games when playing at home against North Carolina

Next up:
North Carolina home to Maryland, Wednesday, February 29
Virginia home to Florida State, Thursday, March 1

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