Cavaliers vs. Tar Heels Prediction
The Virginia Cavaliers and the host North Carolina Tar Heels are a pair of top-10 teams taking the court against each other tonight. Will Virginia be sent to a second straight loss or will it rebound with a key road win?
Monday, February 11, 2019
Dean E. Smith Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tar Heels are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 140.5 points. As of Monday morning, 57 percent of public bets are siding with host North Carolina. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Cavaliers fall short versus Duke
Virginia was unable to get it done Saturday at home against Duke as it fell by a count of 81-71. The Cavaliers (20-2, 8-2 ACC) were outscored 42-36 in the second half as the Blue Devils pulled away. Virginia shot 28-of-60 from the floor, 10-of-24 from 3-point range and 5-of-7 from the free throw line. Kyle Guy paced the Cavs with 16 points on 5-of-16 shooting including 3-of-9 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also dished out three assists. Ty Jerome also scored 16 to go with four assists, three boards and three steals. De'Andre Hunter added 11 points and four caroms.
Tar Heels down Hurricanes in OT
North Carolina held on for an 88-85 victory in overtime Saturday at home, its seventh straight win. The Tar Heels were outscored 47-46 in the second half, but outscored Miami 11-8 in the overtime session. North Carolina shot 31-of-66 from the floor, 13-of-26 from 3-point range and 13-of-17 at the free throw line. Coby White led the way with 33 points on 11-of-16 shooting including 7-of-10 from 3-point range plus 4-of-5 at the charity stripe. He also contributed six assists, three rebounds and two steals. Luke Maye accounted for 20 points, six boards and two assists. Cameron Johnson added 12 points and four rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last five Monday games. Virginia is 19-7 ATS in its last 26 road games.
The Tar Heels are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. North Carolina is 3-1-1 ATS in its last five games following an ATS loss.
Virginia is coming off a difficult loss against the toughest of foes, but I believe heavily in the Cavs and think they can bounce back with a win tonight. North Carolina looked vulnerable against Miami and probably were caught looking ahead to this one. Let's remember that the Cavaliers' only two losses this season are to Duke. They have been pounding opponents right and left, which makes me think maybe the wrong team is favored.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA CAVALIERS +1.5