Virginia Cavaliers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/15/2020
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina -1
The Virginia Cavaliers head to Dean Smith Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 1 point favorites.
Virginia comes into this game with an overall record of 16-7. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 56.5 points per game while giving up 51.6 per contest. North Carolina has an overall record of 10-14. They are averaging 71.4 points per game and surrendering 71.8, good for a point differential of -0.4.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-15-1 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 10-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-15-0 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-13-2 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
02/08/20 G Brandon Robinson Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
Kihei Clark averages 10.3 points per contest in 37.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.0 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Mamadi Diakite comes into this game averaging 13.6 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Garrison Brooks averages 14.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 58%. Cole Anthony scores 19.5 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers allow 51.6 points per contest which is 1st in the country. They also surrender a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 8.7 assists per game which puts them in 3rd place in D-1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 77th in Division 1. Virginia averages 56.5 points per contest, which is 347th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 322nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 335th in the nation. They average 35.0 boards per contest and 11.3 assists per game, which ranks them 206th and 306th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 263rd with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tar Heels give up 71.8 points per game, which ranks them 246th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 100th and 185th in those defensive statistics. They rank 235th with 13.3 dimes allowed per game and 172nd with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Tar Heels are 54th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest. North Carolina is 173rd in the country with 71.4 points per contest this season. They are 308th in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 334th in the country. They are 1st in the nation in rebounding with 43.4 boards per contest and 72nd in assists per game with 14.5. The Tar Heels are 183rd in turnovers per contest with 13.1.
The Cavaliers are 326th in the nation in offensive rating with 92.6. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 60 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 324th. As a team they are 330th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 169th in Division 1. Virginia is 89th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 275th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 98.6, which is ranked 242nd. They are 101st in D-1 in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 334th. As a unit they are 336th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 326th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia +1 and over 118 total points
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