Virginia vs. North Carolina Pick
Will North Carolina cover as a home favorite tonight when it hosts Virginia at 8:15PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tar Heels are 5-point home favorites versus the Cavaliers after opening as a 3-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 138.5 but has been bet down to 135.5.
The Cavaliers enter play having won six of their last 10 games overall and are 6-4 against the spread during that same span. They're 14-9 against the number on the season, which includes a 7-3 ATS road mark. As for the Tar Heels, they've won eight of 10 coming into tonight but are just 4-6 against the spread during that span. They're 13-12 ATS on the year and 8-4 against the number at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The favorite has covered in six of the last seven meetings between these two teams while the home team is 8-2 against the spread in the last 10 meetings. The Tar Heels are also 20-8 against the number in their last 28 home games and have covered in eight of their last 11 home games when playing an opponent with a winning road record.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS -5