Virginia Cavaliers vs North Carolina Tar Heels 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Virginia Cavaliers vs North Carolina Tar Heels 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Virginia Cavaliers will meet the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Saturday, January 8, 2021, at 1:00 PM EDT. The Cavaliers rolled through the 2020-2021 season with an 18-7 overall. The team ended with a 13-4 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference play.

 

Virginia won the quarterfinals against Syracuse in the ACC tournament and advanced to the NCAA tournament, losing the first round to Ohio.

 

The Cavaliers are sitting on a 9-5 record this year. Virginia won over the Clemson Tigers last Tuesday to a score of 75-65. F Jayden Gardner poured 23 points with 5 rebounds and 2 assists. F Kadin Shedrick made 8 points and 6 rebounds while G Reece Beekman notched 8 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds.

 

Virginia is shooting an average of 63.6 points per game, capping the competition to 57.7 points. The team hauled 31.6 rebounds, 13.6 assists, 5.7 steals, and 5.4 blocks per meeting. Jayden Gardner is the top scorer with 15.4 points and 7.6 rebounds. Reece Beekman leads the assists with 4.4 and steals with 2.1 while Kadin Shedrick makes 2.9 blocks for the team.

 

  • The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 matches against North Carolina.
  • The Cavaliers are 7-0 SU in their last 7 matches against North Carolina.
  • The Cavaliers are 6-14 SU in their last 20 matches on the road against North Carolina.

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Virginia Cavaliers vs North Carolina Tar Heels Predictions 1/8/2022

 

The North Carolina Tar Heels had an overall record of 18-11 last season. The Tar Heels finished in a tie for fifth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a record of 10-6. North Carolina won the second round of the ACC tournament against Notre Dame and won the quarterfinals against Virginia Tech before losing the semi-finals to Florida State. The team lost the first round of the NCAA tournament to Wisconsin.

 

The Tar Heels won 10 of their 14 games this year. North Carolina lost to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish last Wednesday to a score of 73-78. F Armando Bacot delivered 21 points and 17 rebounds while G R.J. Davis scored 19 points with 5 assists and 3 rebounds. F Brady Manek notched 9 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists.

 

North Carolina has an average of 79.1 points per game, holding opponents to 71.4 points. The team delivered a total of 40.0 rebounds, 14.5 assists, 5.4 steals, and 3.4 blocks per meeting. Armando Bascor leads the scoreline with 15.7 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per meeting. R.J. David leads with 3.6 assists and Caleb Love leads the steals with 1.4.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 7 of North Carolina’s last 9 matches against Virginia.
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of North Carolina’s last 5 matches at home.
  • The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-6 SU in their last 20 matches at home against Virginia.

Virginia Cavaliers vs North Carolina Tar Heels. The NCAAB’s pick is the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Tar Heels are 9th best in shooting accuracy from the 3-point lane with an average of 79.1 points at 39.7% shooting. Although North Carolina lost disappointingly to Notre Dame in its previous matchup, the team seeks to bounce back in this match. Take the North Carolina Tar Heels to win at home with a predicted score of 68-61.

 

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Virginia Cavaliers vs North Carolina Tar Heels 1/8/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 1:00 PM EDT

 

Location: Dean E. Smith Center 

 

Date: Saturday, January 8, 2021

 

TV: ESPN

 

NCAAB Odds: North Carolina Tar Heels -5.5

 

NCAAB Totals: 132 

 

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