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UNC vs Louisville Odds and Betting Predictions Feb 21

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North Carolina (and the officials?) handed Louisville an overtime loss at the KFC Yum! Center on February 1, which was the Cardinals’ fourth loss in a string that turned out to be seven games. Can the Cardinals earn some revenge in Chapel Hill tonight?

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Monday, February 21 ACC Basketball Betting Notes
Point Spread: North Carolina Tar Heels -9.5 vs Louisville Cardinals
Total: 143 Points
Game Time: 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Arena: Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

UNC vs Louisville Analysis

Louisville is 12-14 on the season, and 8-17 against the spread. The Cardinals average 68.3 points per game while giving up 69.3 points per game. Louisville is 2-7 on the road. The under is 15-10 in games involving Louisville this season.

North Carolina is 19-8 on the season, and 14-13 against the spread. The Tar Heels average 77.8 points per game while giving up 72.4 points per game. North Carolina is 13-2 at home and 9-6 against the spread in those 15 home games. The over is 16-11 in games involving North Carolina this season.

Revenge on their Mind?

Louisville notched its first win in a month on Saturday vs. Clemson, meaning Mike Pegues won’t go winless in his interim assignment with the Cards. Though everyone in the ‘Viile from Pegues to the chefs at the Brown Hotel who prepare the Hot Brown sandwiches to any pari-mutuel clerks at Churchill Downs thinks the Cards should have had one three weeks ago vs. the Tar Heels, when a controversial pair of technical fouls in the last minute of OT gifted UNC four free points from the charity stripe to badly damage the ‘Ville’s hopes.

Though still without a double-digit scorer, the Cards have had a slightly sharper edge in recent weeks, and with Pegues now bringing Florida transfer G Noah Locke (scored 15 in the weekend win over the Tigers) off the bench, the combos seem to be resonating a bit more leading up to this rematch.

Play Some D

Meanwhile, Hubert Davis got the Heels to slow down and play some defense which helped upset Virginia Tech on Saturday, with flashy G Caleb Love leading the charge with 21 points, but UNC is best advised to keep on winning into the regular-season finale at Duke if it wants to move a bit further to the safe side of the Big Dance cut-line.

We’ll see about the pace, as Davis had recorded six straight “overs” before the lower-scoring win on Saturday, which countered recent evidence that the Tar Heels were a dead-“over” team.

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College Basketball Stat Sheet

Each day, WagerTalk handicapper Ralph Michaels puts together his College Basketball Stat Sheet, which offers a head-to-head comparison for how teams are performing in a number of key areas heading into a game. Check out Monday’s sheet, with notes on this UNC vs Louisville contest.

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