North Carolina vs Virginia Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

Virginia (20-7) vs North Carolina (20-6)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 4:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)

Betting Odds: Virginia +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The North Carolina Tar Heels look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Virginia Cavaliers look for a win after winning 9 of their last 11 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers prediction.

North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Preview

The North Carolina Tar Heels recently lost to Syracuse, while beating Miami and Virginia Tech. The North Carolina Tar Heels are averaging 82.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 41.1 percent shooting. RJ Davis is averaging 21.3 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Armando Bacot is averaging 14.6 points and 10.3 rebounds. Harrison Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and Cormac Ryan is grabbing 3 rebounds. The North Carolina Tar Heels are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Tar Heels are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.

Virginia Cavaliers Betting Preview

The Virginia Cavaliers recently lost to Pitt and Virginia Tech, while beating Wake Forest. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 64.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 58.6 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Reece Beekman is averaging 13.9 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Isaac McKneely is averaging 12.4 points and 1.7 assists. Ryan Dunn is dishing 0.9 assists and Jacob Groves is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 64.2 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Cavaliers are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Virginia Cavaliers prediction

The North Carolina Tar Heels are the more talented team that's proven they can win on the road, and they'll have no problem here if the Cavs offensive issues continue. Virginia has scored 63 or fewer points in each of its last three games. Gross. With that said, the Virginia Cavaliers are still a nightmare defensively, and they are 14-1 SU at the John Paul Jones Arena. Don't count out Virginia just yet, folks. The value is with the free buckets and the home team, as Virginia won't go down quietly and can still ugly up a game to steal a win.

Randy’s Pick Virginia +3.5

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