Louisville at North Carolina NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The Louisville Cardinals head to Spectrum Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 8 point favorites.
Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 74.7 points per contest while giving up 67.8 per game. North Carolina has an overall mark of 26-5. They are averaging 86.6 points per contest and giving up 73.0, which is a point differential of 13.6.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 15-14-2 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 13-17-1 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 19-10-2 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
03/13/19 G Rechon Black Ankle is upgraded to questionable Thursday vs
Jordan Nwora comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Dwayne Sutton averages 10.3 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Cameron Johnson scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Coby White averages 16.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville averages 74.7 points per contest, which is 119th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 222nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 169th in the nation. They average 38.0 boards per contest and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 49th and 191st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 215th with 12.6 per game. The Cardinals allow 67.8 points per contest, which is 79th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 69th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 136th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 66th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 63rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 3rd in the nation with 86.6 points per contest this season. They are 63rd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 13.6. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 45th in the NCAA. They are 1st in D-1 in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 19.3. The Tar Heels are 127th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Tar Heels give up 73.0 points per game, which ranks them 224th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 46th and 107th in those defensive statistics. They rank 253rd with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 127th with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Tar Heels are 271st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Cardinals are 93rd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 222nd in the country with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 172nd. As a team they are 103rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 64th in Division 1. Louisville is 199th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 271st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels are 18th in the country in offensive rating with 113.1. In terms of pace they are 6th in Division 1 with 76.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 77th. As a team they are 73rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 242nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Louisville +8
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