Our College basketball tip focuses on the biggest game on Saturday. North Carolina visits Virigina with not only ACC but national implications in the mix. The home team is getting a monster – 8 1/2 point spread in this game. What makes the Tar Heels such a pronounced dog in this one? Join us at HRWager as we look to both build our bankrolls as well as be highly entertained on Saturday the 27th.
College Basketball Tip : Case for Virginia
Won eight of their last ten with two razor thin losses on the road to quality teams. Now this team starts with the presumed ACC Player of the Year. Malcolm Brogdon is a fifth year senior that can score anywhere. Close to twenty points per with over 40 percent from the three point line. He nails over 87 percent from the free throw line as well. Tough out for Carolina to contend with. This is good because other potent options have not been pouring it in as of late. London Perrantes and Anthony Gill usually get double digits but have been below that level in all but one of the last four games.
Virginia will crawl with the ball with their trench mentality. Under 62 possessions a game is last in the nation. So this 8 1/2 point spread is really optimistic in the face of this. Carolina can go up tempo with over 72 possessions a game. The main vulnerability for NC if they ramp it up is their three point defense. It is their Achilles Heel with foes getting 36.7 percent of their shots home from their distance. Balanced scoring is the name of the game with the Tar Heels with five players in double digits. For all this punch, NC does not shoot the three well.
Balanced scoring should get a lot of the chokehold loosened from the Virginia defense. This should be a tight game with the slower pace making an 8 1/2 point cover very difficult. Most of the math points towards a Carolina cover. Our sports investment is + 8 1/2 for NC. Good fortune and we will see you next time here at the HRW.