North Carolina at Virginia Tech - 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

North Carolina at Virginia Tech - 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech Hokies (16-10) vs North Carolina Tar Heels (18-8)

Game Info: Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm (Cassell Coliseum)

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The North Carolina Tar Heels will travel to play the Virginia Tech Hokies in an ACC game on Saturday.

The North Carolina Tar Heels are 18-8 (10-5) this season and have won six of their last eight games. North Carolina is coming off of a loss to Pittsburgh by a score of 76-67. North Carolina allowed Pittsburgh to shoot 51.1% from the field and gave up 10 made three pointers in the loss. Caleb Love led the Tar Heels with 19 points and 2 assists in the game. North Carolina is averaging 78.3 points per game and is giving up 73 points per game against, while also averaging 39.7 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game. Armando Bacot is averaging 16.2 points per game and 12.1 rebounds per game, while Caleb Love is averaging 15.1 points per game and 3.6 assists per game for the Tar Heels. North Carolina is shooting 45.6% on field goals, 75.3% on free throws, and 38.1% on three pointers.

The Virginia Tech Hokies are 16-10 (8-7) this season and have won six games in a row. Virginia Tech defeated Virginia by a score of 62-53 in their last game. Virginia Tech held Virginia to 40% shooting from the field and 0 made three pointers in the game. Keve Aluma led the Hokies with 24 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Virginia Tech is averaging 70.6 points per game and is giving up 61.5 points per game against, while also averaging 31.8 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game. Keve Aluma is averaging 15.8 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game, while Justyn Mutts is averaging 10.3 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Hokies. Virginia Tech is shooting 47.4% on field goals, 74.3% on free throws, and 40.9% on three pointers.

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North Carolina is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 6-1 in North Carolina’s last 7 road games. Virginia Tech is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite. The over is 5-1 in Virginia Tech’s last 6 Saturday games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Virginia Tech has playing very well in their last few games and has the home court advantage in this matchup. North Carolina played an awful game against Pitt and will try to bounce back here. Virginia Tech prides themselves on great defense, while UNC plays at an incredibly fast pace and scores a lot of points. North Carolina is also a very good rebounding team. I like North Carolina with the points here.

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David’s Pick North Carolina +4.5

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