North Carolina at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
John Paul Jones Arena
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The North Carolina Tar Heels head to John Paul Jones Arena to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 6.5 point favorites.
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North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.5 as they are averaging 84.9 points per contest while giving up 72.3 per game. Virginia has an overall record of 13-1. They are averaging 71.6 points per game and surrendering 52.7, good for a point differential of 18.9.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-5 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-6 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-3 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-8 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/06/17 G Seventh Woods Foot is out indefinitely
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luke Maye averages 18.1 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 61%. Joel Berry averages 17.9 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Kyle Guy scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Devon Hall averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 84.9 points per contest this year, which is 25th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 97th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 52nd in Division 1. They average 43.9 boards per contest and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 201st with 13.1 per game. The Tar Heels allow 72.3 points per contest, which is 190th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 294th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 54th, and they allow 14.6 assists per game which puts them in 261st place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 253rd in the country with 71.6 points per contest this season. They are 63rd in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 18.9. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 31st in Division 1. They are 273rd in the country in rebounding with 34.0 boards per contest and 171st in assists per game with 14.1. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per contest with 9.0. The Cavaliers give up 52.7 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 8.3 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 30.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 204th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Tar Heels are 81st in the country in defensive rating with 95.9, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 54th. They are 23rd in college basketball in pace with 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 130th. As a unit they are 121st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 310th in D-1. North Carolina is 289th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 131st in the country.
Virginia is 343rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 5th in Division 1. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the nation in defensive rating with 83.8, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 43rd. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 62.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 62nd. As a unit they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 234th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina +6.5
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