Louisville at UNC 1/12/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Louisville Cardinals vs. UNC Tar Heels
NCAAB: 12:00 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : UNC -12 Total 160
The Louisville Cardinals visit Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Saturday to play the North Carolina Tar Heels in an ACC showdown. Louisville fell to 10-5 on the season following its 89-86 overtime loss to Pittsburgh. Christen Cunningham led Louisville with 23 points while Steven Enoch scored 14.
North Carolina improved to 12-3 on the season with a 90-82 win over North Carolina State on Tuesday. The Tar Heels were led by Luke Maye with 21 points. The win moved North Carolina to 2-0 in the ACC and was the Tar Heels fourth straight overall.
Jordan Nwora leads Louisville in scoring and in rebounding with averages of 17.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Christen Cunningham leads the Cardinals in assists with an average of 3.4 per game. The Cardinals are shooting 45.1% from the field and 34.8% from 3-point territory.
Cameron Johnson leads the Tar Heels in scoring with an average of 16.2 points per game. Luke Maye is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 14.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. The leader in assists is Kenny Williams with an average of 4.1 per game. North Carolina is shooting 47.6% from the field and 37.1% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Louisville is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6
The OVER has cashed in each of the last 4 Cardinals games in the ACC
North Carolina is 4-0 ATS in its last 4
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Tar Heels last 5 at home
Free Betting Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels -12
North Carolina has fared well at home covering the number in 39 of the last 62 at the Dean Smith Center. The Tar Heels have covered the number in each of the last 4 overall, 5 of the last 6 in ACC play and 4 of the last 5 versus a team with a .600 or higher winning percentage. Final Score Prediction, North Carolina Tar Heels win and cover ATS 86-71.