North Carolina vs. No. 6 Virginia Prediction and Betting Pick for Kingpin.pro App
- Feb 25, 2023, 6:48:56 AM
The North Carolina Tar Heels will host the No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday in an exciting ACC conference matchup. With a line of UNC -2.0, this game is expected to be close, and Kingpin.pro has all the information you need to make an informed bet. Let's dive into the team analysis and betting trends to see which team has the edge.
North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels have had an up-and-down season, but they are 11-2 on their home court. Armando Bacot has been a dominant force in the paint, averaging 16.9 points and 10.5 rebounds over the past 10 games. RJ Davis is also a key player for UNC, averaging 15.6 points and 3.2 assists. However, the Tar Heels have struggled in close games, with an 0-3 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia comes into this game with a 21-5 record and a 13-4 record in conference play. The Cavaliers lead the ACC in assists, averaging 15.9 per game, with Kihei Clark leading the way with 5.7. Armaan Franklin has been a sharpshooter from beyond the arc, shooting 38.7% and averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers per game. Virginia has won 8 of their last 10 games and will look to continue their hot streak against the Tar Heels.
The Tar Heels are 5-5 in their last 10 games, while the Cavaliers are 8-2. However, UNC has a strong record at home, and the line is only -2.0. The total is set at 130.5, indicating that this game is expected to be a low-scoring affair. Keep an eye on the public betting data to see if there is any movement in the line or total before placing your bet.
Public Betting Data
As of writing, the public is slightly favoring Virginia, with 52% of bets on the Cavaliers. However, the line has moved in favor of UNC, with the Tar Heels opening as 1.5-point favorites and moving to -2.0. This could indicate that sharp bettors are backing the Tar Heels.
Prediction and Pick
This is a tough game to call, but given UNC's strong record at home and Virginia's struggles in close games, we're going with the Tar Heels to cover the -2.0 spread. Expect a low-scoring game, with both teams playing strong defense and trying to control the tempo. Place your bet on the Kingpin.pro app and see how this game unfolds.
Pick: UNC -2.0