North Carolina vs Louisville Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/22/2020
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville -10
The North Carolina Tar Heels head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 10 point favorites.
North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-16. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 71.2 points per contest while giving up 71.7 per game. Louisville has an overall record of 22-5. They are averaging 75.4 points per game and surrendering 64.0, good for a point differential of 11.4.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-16-0 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-13-2 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 13-12-2 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 16-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
02/20/20 F Aidan Igiehon Shoulder is questionable
02/19/20 G Josh Nickelberry Ankle is questionable
Garrison Brooks averages 15.2 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 57%. Cole Anthony comes into this game averaging 19.5 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Steven Enoch averages 9.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 20.4 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes 0.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Jordan Nwora scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tar Heels allow 71.7 points per contest which is 247th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 203rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 145th, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 238th place in D-1. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 43rd in Division 1. North Carolina averages 71.2 points per contest, which is 176th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 287th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 334th in the nation. They average 43.1 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 65th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 179th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals give up 64.0 points per game, which ranks them 42nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 63rd with 32.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 34th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest. Louisville is 73rd in the country with 75.4 points per contest this season. They are 80th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.4. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 11th in the country. They are 32nd in the nation in rebounding with 39.2 boards per contest and 84th in assists per game with 14.3. The Cardinals are 272nd in turnovers per contest with 12.1.
The Tar Heels are 231st in the nation in offensive rating with 99.1. In terms of pace they are 119th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 331st. As a team they are 336th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 332nd in Division 1. North Carolina is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 264th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 110.7, which is ranked 17th. They are 268th in D-1 in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 55th. As a unit they are 48th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 170th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take North Carolina +10 and over 144.5 total points
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