UNC at Louisville 2/2/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:28 AM ET

Two ranked teams square off at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky when the No. 9 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels visit the No. 15 ranked Louisville Cardinals. The Tar Heels improved to 16-4 on the season following a 77-54 win over Georgia Tech. Cameron Johnson led the Tar Heels with 22 points.

Louisville improved to 16-5 on the season following its 82-54 rout of Wake Forest on Wednesday. The Cardinals were led by Jordan Nwora who scored 20 points. The win was Louisville’s sixth straight and put them into a tie atop the ACC at 7-1 with Virginia and Duke. Cameron Johnson leads the Tar Heels in scoring with an average of 15.8 points per game. Luke Maye is the third leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 13.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. The leader in assists is Coby White with an average of 4.2 per game. North Carolina is shooting 47.2% from the field and 37.5% from 3-point territory.

Jordan Nwora leads Louisville in scoring and in rebounding with averages of 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Christen Cunningham leads the Cardinals in assists with an average of 4.3 per game. The Cardinals are shooting 45.9% from the field and 35.4% from 3-point territory.

North Carolina will look to avenge an 83-62 loss at home to Louisville in the first meeting of the two ACC rivals. However, Louisville has covered the number in each of the last 4 overall and 5 of the last 7 played in the ACC. Both teams are playing well entering this matchup but Louisville has won six straight outright including its 21-point victory at North Carolina. Final Score Prediction, Louisville Cardinals win and cover ATS 81-75.

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