On Thursday, the 7th-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the 2nd-seeded Virginia Cavaliers in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal.
The Tar Heels (20-16) overcame Boston College 85-61 on Wednesday and will now hope to put on a good show against a strong Cavaliers (23-6) team at Greensboro Coliseum.
Virginia Cavaliers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Match Details
Fixture: Virginia vs. North Carolina
Date and Time: March 9, 2023, 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina
Virginia Cavaliers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Odds
Virginia is 23-6 and averages 68.2 points, 32 rebounds and 16.1 assists per game. The Cavaliers are allowing opponents to score 60.5 points per game on average. Armaan Franklin leads this Virginia team averaging 12.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game this year. The Cavaliers are a good team but have struggled against the better teams in the country. Coming off a 15-point victory over Louisville, they have a tough matchup against the Tar Heels.
The Tar Heels are 20-12 and have been rolling of late. They are averaging 76.5 points and 39.9 rebounds per game. North Carolina is allowing opponents to score 71.3 points per game on average. The Tar Heels deploy a three-headed monster that consists of Caleb Love, Armando Bancot and R.J. Davis.
Love averages 16.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Bancot averages 16.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, while Davis averages 15.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. This trio is dangerous, and Virginia will have to figure out how to slow them down.
The two teams have played twice this year, leaving the series tied at 1-1. North Carolina won the most recent game 71-63 and will look for the same results tonight.
North Carolina is underrated and tough as nails. The trio of Love, Bancot and Davis is scary good. For Virginia, it comes down to defense; if they can slow down the Tar Heels, they have a chance. Anytime you have three players averaging over 15 points per game, I like those odds. I like North Carolina to win outright tonight and prove they can compete in the NCAA Tourney. For more NCAA Men’s Basketball News, CLICK HERE.