Monday, February 27, 2017
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 Monday, February 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 1 point favorites.
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The Tar Heels come into this game with an overall record of 25-5 and a road record of 6-4. They are 15-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-18. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 19-9 and a home record of 10-4. They have an over/under record of 8-17 and they are 15-11 against the spread.
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Justin Jackson comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Tar Heels. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Joel Berry averages 14.8 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for North Carolina. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
London Perrantes averages 12.4 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Marial Shayok averages 9.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
North Carolina averages 85.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 72nd in the country. They average 44 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 73rd with 12 per game. The Tar Heels allow 71 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 128th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 72nd and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 73rd place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in Division 1.
Virginia averages 67.1 points per game this year which ranks them 296th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 38th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 41st in the nation. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest which ranks them 296th and 112th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 4th with 9.9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 55.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 41st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in college basketball.
The Tar Heels average 84.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 17.7 per contest. The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 117.9 and they assist on 57.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. North Carolina turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 59% while their offensive rebound percentage is 42.8%. The Tar Heels give up 77.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 57 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 67.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 53 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.2 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 109 and 56.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 60.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.3%. The Cavaliers give up 51.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 58 points per game in their past 3 contests.
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15-13 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-18 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 15-11 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-17 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
02/15/17 G Kenny Williams Knee out for season
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
02/26/17 G Darius Thompson Illness missed last game, "?" Monday vs. North Carolina
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia +1
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