Bet on the North Carolina vs Virginia College Hoops Odds

Written by on February 25, 2016

The #7 North Carolina Tar Heels head to Charlottesville this Saturday to take on the #3 Virginia Cavaliers in ACC basketball action. The Cavaliers (21-6) are in fourth place in the ACC and are coming off a 64-61 loss at #12 Miami on Monday night. The Tar Heels (23-5) are atop the ACC standings and are coming off an 80-68 win at North Carolina State on Wednesday night. Be sure to be on the lookout for more betting odds for college basketball by clicking here.

Bet on the North Carolina vs Virginia College Hoops Odds

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 6:30 PM ETWhere: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VATV: ESPNRadio: Virginia Cavaliers Radio NetworkLive StreamWatchESPNNCAAB Odds: TBA

Why Should You Bet on the Cavaliers?

The Virginia Cavaliers are not likely to take their third straight ACC regular season title, but the lessons they are learning could serve them better in the conference tournament and in March Madness, places where they have faltered in recent years. Even though they were playing on the road against a Miami team bent on avenging the humiliation of their rout at North Carolina over the weekend, they kept mounting rallies every time Miami would go off on a run, turning double-digit deficits into slight leads. Even though Miami was too strong in this game, the Cavaliers should be able to mount similar efforts on their home floor.

Why Should You Put Your Money on North Carolina?

The ACC has been a real gauntlet this year, with UNC, Duke, Notre Dame, Miami, Virginia and Louisville all either contending or spoiling outcomes for other contenders throughout the season. The Tar Heels have emerged as the top team on that heap for now because they have figured out how to build leads throughout a game and keep expanding the advantage instead of letting their opponent back into the game. That didn’t work so well in the home loss to Duke, but in the two games since that debacle, North Carolina has been a truly dominant team in their two wins. Brice Johnson (22 points, 11 boards against N.C. State) is just one of several players keying the Tar Heels’ improvement.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Virginia to continue the topsy-turvy action that has defined ACC basketball action this season. I am picking the Cavaliers to defend their home court and win, 91-84.