Virginia vs. North Carolina Pick

Will North Carolina cover point spread as home favorite vs. Virginia? 2/18/17

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.

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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.

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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

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