To be exact Virginia was absolutely humiliated with their historic loss to a 16 seed in March Madness last year. Indeed, the Cavaliers were the first ever top seed to suffer such an indignity. Head coach Tony Bennett has proven his worth by getting UVA off the mat and back into Final Four contention. Virginia is the best defensive team in all of college basketball. Of great concern with Vegas lines NCAA basketball is their ability to score. Contrarily North Carolina’s focus is almost entirely on offense. Head coach Roy Williams’s team often takes defensive possessions off.
Virginia Cavaliers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
Date and Time: Monday, February 11, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Not withstanding last year’s March Madness debacle Virginia is on a roll as one of the most profitable teams on the board. UVA has gotten the money in eight of their last ten games with three of their last four staying under the number. National metrics show the Cavaliers ranked as the top defensive team in the country. By contrast Virginia ranks 186th for scoring offense. The Cavs record is 20-1 straight up, 16-5 vs. the odds, and 9-12 under the total.
North Carolina Tar Heels
In the same way North Carolina has been in excellent recent form as a betting value with five payouts in their last six games. UNC has cleared the total in three of their last five games. Roy Williams’s Tar Heels rank second for scoring offense but 238th for points allowed. As a result, North Carolina is 18-4 straight up, 14-6-2 against the spread and 11-11 on totals.
Stats to Consider
Virginia has been a phenomenal Vegas lines NCAA basketball value as a road dog. Consider the Cavaliers have paid in 17 of their last 20 getting points away from home. And 13 of their 18 games as road pups went under the total. Balanced against that is North Carolina’s strong value as a home chalk. The Tar Heels have lost just five of their last 18 laying points at The Dean Dome. Four of their last five as home favorites went under the total.
Team vs. Team
Commencing with the last 20 meetings has Virginia had the better value in their series with North Carolina. UVA has come away with the cash in 14 of their last 20 games with North Carolina. Four of the last five games in this matchup have stayed under the offshore betting sportsbook total. However, at The Dean Dome the Tar Heels have had the better of it. UNC has covered three of their last four home games with UVA. Five of the last seven in this series at North Carolina stayed under the number.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation UNC’s trio of Cameron Johnson, Coby White, and Luke Maye make for a matchup advantage with Vegas lines NCAA basketball. They are all averaging at least 15 points per game. More emphatically they will stretch the limits of the Virginia defense.
Virginia vs. North Carolina NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
On the whole North Carolina has more talent and home court!
Virginia vs. North Carolina NCAA Betting Online Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels
Virginia vs. North Carolina NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: North Carolina 81, Virginia 69
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