Saturday, February 18, 2017
Dean Smith Center
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The Virginia Cavaliers head to Dean Smith Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 3 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 18-7 and a road record of 6-4. They are 14-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-14. The Tar Heels have an overall record of 22-5 and a home record of 13-0. They have an over/under record of 10-15 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
London Perrantes comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Marial Shayok averages 9.6 points per game in 21.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
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Justin Jackson averages 18.5 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Joel Berry averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Virginia averages 68.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 264th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 30th in the country. They average 33.2 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game which ranks them 285th and 79th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 10 per game. The Cavaliers allow 55.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 53rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 9.5 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in Division 1.
North Carolina averages 87.1 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 37th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 87th in the nation. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 88th with 12.3 per game. The Tar Heels allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 172nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 98th and 160th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 90th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 68.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 111.6 and they assist on 57% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 60.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.3%. The Cavaliers give up 60.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tar Heels score 90 ppg at home and they have averaged 86 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 23.2 points per game. The Tar Heels have a rating on offense of 118.4 and 57.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. North Carolina turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 42.7%. The Tar Heels give up 66.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-9 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-14 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 12-13 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-15 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
02/15/17 G Kenny Williams Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -3
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