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

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
North Carolina 16-4 11-7-1 82.70 71.25 11.45 7-2 2-2-1 10-8-1 7-1-1 1-4
Virginia Tech 13-6 8-7 85.63 73.00 12.63 5-3 2-3 11-4 6-2 3-2
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
UNC 17.60 12.90 1.36
VATEC 17.53 13.16 1.33
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
UNC 13.75 29.80 43.55
VATEC 7.42 27.21 34.63
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
UNC 45.97 41.35 4.62
VATEC 52.08 42.84 9.24
Team Records

North Carolina Tar Heels

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 15-4 10-1 5-3 10-7-1 7-3 3-4-1 82.84 71.53 11.31
Last 10 7-3 5-1 2-2 5-4-1 4-2 1-2-1 79.70 70.90 8.80
vs Conf 4-2 3-0 1-2 2-3-1 2-1 0-2-1 75.67 70.67 5.00

Virginia Tech Hokies

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 13-5 10-1 3-4 8-6 5-2 3-4 85.83 72.00 13.83
Last 10 6-4 5-1 1-3 2-5 1-2 1-3 77.10 69.70 7.40
vs Conf 2-3 1-1 1-2 1-4 0-2 1-2 71.60 76.40 -4.80

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 82.70 29 73.00 167
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 73.63 76 68.42 127
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 42.75 1 30.42 31
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 85.63 13 71.25 122
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 88.25 20 70.13 56
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 36.17 163 36.00 135

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
North Carolina 9-1 3-7 1-9 73.90 34.10 43.75 43.60 56/195 5.90
Virginia Tech 1-9 7-3 1-9 65.40 32.40 39.62 30.70 78/221 7.40

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Jan 26, 2017 VATEC 72 UNC 91 -15 UNC 165.5 U VATEC UNC UNC 33 44 51 49.3 22 43 9/25 14/30 4 3
Jan 24, 2016 UNC 75 VATEC 70 13 VATEC 160.5 U VATEC UNC VATEC 39 34 37.8 40 48 33 3/23 8/20 11 4
Jan 18, 2015 VATEC 53 UNC 68 -22 VATEC 147 U UNC UNC VATEC 21 34 35.8 44.1 22 49 10/29 5/16 13 7
Mar 1, 2014 UNC 60 VATEC 56 11 VATEC 136.5 U UNC VATEC VATEC 28 21 41.8 35.6 33 34 5/17 7/24 7 4
Feb 2, 2013 VATEC 60 UNC 72 -16 VATEC 159 U VATEC UNC UNC 32 26 38.7 37.5 34 47 4/13 5/24 8 6
Jan 19, 2012 UNC 82 VATEC 68 6.5 UNC 145.5 O UNC UNC VATEC 34 39 45.5 36.8 51 28 4/14 13/31 4 6
Jan 13, 2011 VATEC 61 UNC 64 -5.5 VATEC 143 U UNC UNC VATEC 31 24 39.6 41.3 33 46 11/23 5/21 13 6
Feb 4, 2010 UNC 70 VATEC 74 -3.5 VATEC 145.5 U UNC UNC Push 35 33 43.4 38.8 40 36 4/15 4/19 3 8
Jan 10, 2010 VATEC 64 UNC 78 -9 UNC 148.5 U UNC UNC UNC 38 34 35.8 53.8 35 38 4/18 5/16 10 7
Mar 13, 2009 VATEC 76 UNC 79 -11.5 VATEC 155.5 U VATEC UNC VATEC 42 43 44.8 44.6 30 41 8/19 6/19 4 5

ACC Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

North Carolina Tar Heels

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 20, 2018 GATEC 80-66 W -13.5 139.5 W/O 42.42 79.17 5 H
Jan 16, 2018 CLEMS 87-79 W -7.5 147 W/O 50.98 83.33 15 H
Jan 13, 2018 ND 69-68 W -5 146.5 L/U 42.62 64.71 6 A
Jan 9, 2018 BC 96-66 W -13.5 155.5 W/O 50.00 100.00 9 H
Jan 6, 2018 VIRGA 49-61 L 4.5 134 L/U 29.63 81.82 8 A

Virginia Tech Hokies

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 20, 2018 FLAST 82-91 L -1.5 161.5 L/O 53.33 53.33 10 H
Jan 13, 2018 LOUIS 86-94 L 5 148 L/O 49.18 81.82 8 A
Jan 10, 2018 WAKE 83-75 W 2.5 157 W/O 50.88 81.25 12 A
Jan 6, 2018 PITT 81-67 W -16.5 144.5 L/O 52.63 73.91 4 H
Jan 3, 2018 VIRGA 52-78 L 3.5 133.5 L/U 36.17 69.57 2 H

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

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