North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 2/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
The North Carolina Tar Heels (15-6) are hitting the road to KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Louisville Cardinals (11-10).
The North Carolina Tar Heels faced off with North Carolina State and earned the victory with a final of 100-80 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Tar Heels walked away with 17 and North Carolina State racked up 17 personal fouls. They buried 10 out of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. North Carolina State ended up going 85.7% at the free throw line by making 18 of 21 tries. Moreover, North Carolina State grabbed 27 rebounds (8 offensive, 19 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. North Carolina State distributed 9 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Regarding defense, North Carolina allowed the other team to shoot 38.8% from the floor on 26 out of 67 shooting. They also dished out 17 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning pulling down boards, they compiled 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Tar Heels knocked down 17 of their 24 shots for a percentage of 70.8%. North Carolina wrapped up the game having earned a 54.8% FG percentage (34 of 62) and made 15 of their 27 3-pointers.
Armando Bacot is someone who played a role in the matchup. He finished 50.0% from the field but wasn't able to get an assist. He played 28 mins and also totaled 13 rebounds. He left the arena with 18 points on 5 out of 10 shooting.
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North Carolina steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 15-6 this season. They have an average of 78.0 points per game (42nd in college hoops) while shooting 45.4% from the field. The Tar Heels are shooting 38.1% on three-point shots (173 of 454) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, North Carolina is grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 301 dimes for the campaign, which is 88th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per game and as a unit they commit 14.9 fouls per game.
On defense, the Tar Heels are able to force 9.4 turnovers every game while drawing 16.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 248th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 272 surrendered for the campaign. The Tar Heels are giving up a FG percentage of 43.1% (568 of 1,319) and they concede 32.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 33.2% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 252nd in college hoops in points per game allowed (71.5).
For their last game, the Louisville Cardinals took a loss by a score of 74-65 when they faced Duke. The Cardinals corralled 23 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 2 steals in this contest. Duke earned 13 fouls in the game which got the Cardinals to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They were able to convert 7 of the free throws for a rate of 53.8%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Louisville converted 8 of their 22 attempts (36.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cardinals walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 59 from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.4%. The Cardinals permitted Duke to bury 30 of 68 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 44.1% for this game. They wrapped up this game 30.0% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 8 out of 18 at the free throw line (44.4%). When talking about rebounds, Louisville permitted Duke to pull down 44 overall (18 on the offensive side).
Dre Davis was important for the Cardinals in this contest. He earned 16 points in his 23 mins of playing time, but didn't record an assist. He made 7 out of 13 in the game for a field goal rate of 53.8%, and added 2 rebounds.
Louisville has a win-loss record of 11-10 this year. The Cardinals are committing 18.0 fouls per contest and they hit 68.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.4 times per game (237th in Division 1) and they turn it over 12.4 times per game. Louisville has 1,434 pts this season (68.3 per contest) and they pull down 37.6 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Cardinals are shooting 42.2% from the field, which ranks 278th in Division 1.
The Cardinals on the defensive side of the court are 157th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 68.0. They are able to force 11.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (101st in the nation). The Louisville defense gives up 32.6% on 3-point shots (153 of 469) and their opposition knocks down 67.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 12.3 dimes and 35.8 rebounds every game, which is ranked 153rd and 252nd in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Louisville
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