The North Carolina Tar Heels won but didn’t cover when they took on the Louisville Cardinals earlier this month as those two schools prepare to meet for a second time in college basketball betting action on Saturday.
North Carolina beat Louisville 72-71 but couldn’t cover the 3-point favorite at home on the college basketball odds in that OVER result. The Tar Heels have managed to go 6-1 SU over their last seven games against the Cardinals dating back to 1997 but they were 3-4 ATS in those outings.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to back the North Carolina Tar Heels before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs over at Bodog earlier.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Louisville Cardinals currently sport a 17-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-12-1 ATS. The North Carolina Tar Heels are 17-4 and 11-9-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Louisville Cardinals produce a 9-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the North Carolina Tar Heels have gone 12-7-1 against the totals betting line.
The Cardinals – Tar Heels odds would favor the Tar Heels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisville is rated No. 40 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while North Carolina is at No. 10.
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How North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals Stats Matchup
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting North Carolina Tar Heels rank No. 2 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 43.43 per game. That compares with Louisville’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisville is college basketball’s No. 147-ranked team at 6.15 per game, while the North Carolina Tar Heels rate No. 228 with 4.76 per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
North Carolina earned a 93-83 victory over Syracuse on Monday, getting 22 points from Marcus Paige at Dean Smith Center.
The Cardinals got a terrific 28-point effort from Chris Jones as Louisville defeated Boston College 81-72 on Wednesday at Conte Forum.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Louisville Cardinals Betting Odds Trends
North Carolina is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina’s last 6 games at home
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Louisville
Louisville is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville’s last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
Louisville is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Next Betting Matchups
North Carolina home to Virginia, Monday, February 2nd
Louisville at Miami, Tuesday, February 3rd