Va Tech Hosts North Carolina in ACC Action

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10th Ranked North Carolina Going for 5th Straight

The 10th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and the Virginia Tech Hokies meet on Monday at Cassell Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 7 pm EST and ESPN has the telecast.

North Carolina can’t be making too much of a four-game winning streak. They’ve got another game tonight on a quick turnaround. The Hokies are no slouch at home either.

Oddsmakers opened the Tar Heels as -4-point favorites versus the Hokies, while the game’s total opened at 163.5. Line now shows North Carolina as 3.5-points favorites and the total is up to 164.

Virginia Tech is a Formidable Opponent for North Carolina

In their last action, Virginia Tech was a 91-82 loser at home against Florida State Seminoles. They failed to cover the -1.5-point spread as favorites.

Hokies junior guard Justin Robinson is coming off a career-best 26-point against Florida State on Saturday.

Virginia Tech has been outrebounded in five of its six ACC games. It has been with double-digit rebounding margins in three of those games.

The Hokies will hope to benefit from an energized campus for tonight’s game. It has been designated a “black-out”. Fans are encouraged to wear black.

North Carolina Looks Like They are Hitting Their Stride

North Carolina was a 80-66 winner in its last match at home against Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. They covered the -13.5-point spread as favorites.

North Carolina has established itself as one of the country’s top rebounding teams. Even without a major post presence. In Saturday’s victory against Georgia Tech, the Tar Heels held a 46-25 rebounding advantage.

That resulted in a season-high 26 second-chance points. It helped offset 42.2 percent shooting from the field. The mark was the second-worst shooting percentage in a North Carolina victory this season.

Joel Berry was one of the players with shooting woes. He was 3-for-17 from the field Saturday. Berry made a career-high nine free throws. He matched a career-best with eight rebounds.

Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
North Carolina16-411-7-182.7071.2511.457-22-2-110-8-17-1-11-4
Virginia Tech13-68-785.6373.0012.635-32-311-46-23-2
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
UNC17.6012.901.36
VATEC17.5313.161.33
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
UNC13.7529.8043.55
VATEC7.4227.2134.63
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
UNC45.9741.354.62
VATEC52.0842.849.24
Team Records

North Carolina Tar Heels

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall15-410-15-310-7-17-33-4-182.8471.5311.31
Last 107-35-12-25-4-14-21-2-179.7070.908.80
vs Conf4-23-01-22-3-12-10-2-175.6770.675.00

Virginia Tech Hokies

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall13-510-13-48-65-23-485.8372.0013.83
Last 106-45-11-32-51-21-377.1069.707.40
vs Conf2-31-11-21-40-21-271.6076.40-4.80

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense82.702973.00167
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense73.637668.42127
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed42.75130.4231
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense85.631371.25122
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense88.252070.1356
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed36.1716336.00135

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
North Carolina9-13-71-973.9034.1043.7543.6056/1955.90
Virginia Tech1-97-31-965.4032.4039.6230.7078/2217.40

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Jan 26, 2017VATEC72UNC91-15UNC165.5UVATECUNCUNC33445149.322439/2514/3043
Jan 24, 2016UNC75VATEC7013VATEC160.5UVATECUNCVATEC393437.84048333/238/20114
Jan 18, 2015VATEC53UNC68-22VATEC147UUNCUNCVATEC213435.844.1224910/295/16137
Mar 1, 2014UNC60VATEC5611VATEC136.5UUNCVATECVATEC282141.835.633345/177/2474
Feb 2, 2013VATEC60UNC72-16VATEC159UVATECUNCUNC322638.737.534474/135/2486
Jan 19, 2012UNC82VATEC686.5UNC145.5OUNCUNCVATEC343945.536.851284/1413/3146
Jan 13, 2011VATEC61UNC64-5.5VATEC143UUNCUNCVATEC312439.641.3334611/235/21136
Feb 4, 2010UNC70VATEC74-3.5VATEC145.5UUNCUNCPush353343.438.840364/154/1938
Jan 10, 2010VATEC64UNC78-9UNC148.5UUNCUNCUNC383435.853.835384/185/16107
Mar 13, 2009VATEC76UNC79-11.5VATEC155.5UVATECUNCVATEC424344.844.630418/196/1945

ACC Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

North Carolina Tar Heels

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 20, 2018GATEC80-66W-13.5139.5W/O42.4279.175H
Jan 16, 2018CLEMS87-79W-7.5147W/O50.9883.3315H
Jan 13, 2018ND69-68W-5146.5L/U42.6264.716A
Jan 9, 2018BC96-66W-13.5155.5W/O50.00100.009H
Jan 6, 2018VIRGA49-61L4.5134L/U29.6381.828A

Virginia Tech Hokies

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Jan 20, 2018FLAST82-91L-1.5161.5L/O53.3353.3310H
Jan 13, 2018LOUIS86-94L5148L/O49.1881.828A
Jan 10, 2018WAKE83-75W2.5157W/O50.8881.2512A
Jan 6, 2018PITT81-67W-16.5144.5L/O52.6373.914H
Jan 3, 2018VIRGA52-78L3.5133.5L/U36.1769.572H

Next up:
North Carolina home to North Carolina State Saturday, January 27
Virginia Tech at Notre Dame Saturday, January 27

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