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Cardinals ready to take on the Tar Heels

The Louisville Cardinals lost both SU and ATS against the North Carolina Tar Heels last season as those two schools renew acquaintances on Saturday afternoon in college basketball betting action at the online sportsbooks.

North Carolina topped Louisville 93-84 as a 10.5-point road underdog when the schools last hit the hardwood together in November 2013 in an OVER result for totals bettors. Louisville is just 1-4 SU but 3-2 ATS in its last five games against North Carolina.

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

The North Carolina Tar Heels betting line opened as -5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at BetOnline.

Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-4 overall and 10-5 ATS, while the Louisville Cardinals are 14-1 and 4-9-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, North Carolina boasts a 7-6-1 on the OU, and Louisville is 5-6.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 11-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 12-rated Louisville Cardinals in this matchup.

How Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina Tar Heels Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina has the nation's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 80.07 PPG. The visiting Louisville Cardinals defense ranks No. 9 allowing on average 55.47 PPG. The Tar Heels FG% has averaged 45.28% so far, more than the North Carolina Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.95% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals got 22 points from Chris Jones as Louisville ran past Clemson 58-52 on Wednesday at KFC Yum! Center.

North Carolina got 15 points from Marcus Paige but lost anyway, 71-70, to Notre Dame on Monday at Dean Smith Center.

Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Odds Trends

Louisville is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Louisville is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games
Louisville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
North Carolina is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
North Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville home to Virginia Tech, Tuesday, January 13th
North Carolina at North Carolina State, Wednesday, January 14th