Saturday, February 27, 2016
John Paul Jones Arena
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The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Tar Heels come into this game with an overall record of 23-5 and a road record of 5-4. They are 11-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-13. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 21-6 and a home record of 13-0. They have an over/under record of 10-15 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
Brice Johnson comes into this contest averaging 17 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Tar Heels. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Justin Jackson averages 12.4 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for North Carolina. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Malcolm Brogdon averages 18.2 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Anthony Gill averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
North Carolina averages 83.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 297th in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 10.7 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 130th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 68th and 268th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 59th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 55th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 103rd in the Division 1.
Virginia averages 70.7 points per game this year which ranks them 213th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 11th in the nation. They average 31.9 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 325th and 83rd respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 4th with 9.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 59.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 82nd and 188th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in college basketball.
The Tar Heels average 80.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12 per contest. The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 116.8 and they assist on 58.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. North Carolina turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.5%. The Tar Heels give up 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 72.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.6 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 114.8 and 56.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 61.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.7%. The Cavaliers give up 57.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 60 points per game in their past 3 contests.
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-15 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15-13 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 12-13 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 10-15 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
02/26/16 F Evan Nolte Foot "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
02/26/16 F Isaiah Wilkins Concussion "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina
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