North Carolina vs. Louisville odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, Feb. 22 predictions from proven model
The SportsLine Projection Model has a pick for the clash between North Carolina and Louisville.
The North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 11 Louisville Cardinals are set to square off in an ACC matchup at 4 p.m. ET Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. Louisville is 22-5 overall and 15-1 at home while UNC is 10-16 overall and 2-7 on the road. The Tar Heels have a 10-16 record against the spread as well in what has been a disappointing year, while Louisville has played to a .500 record (13-13) against the number.
However, it's been UNC that has dominated the series of late, winning four of the last five both straight up and against the spread. The Cardinals are favored by nine points in the latest Louisville vs. UNC odds, while the over-under is set at 145. Before entering any North Carolina vs. Louisville picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has crushed its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread the past three years, returning $2,770 to $100 players. It also entered Week 16 of the 2019-20 season on a 54-30 run on all top-rated college basketball picks. Anybody who followed it has seen huge returns.
- Louisville vs. North Carolina spread: Louisville -9
- Louisville vs. North Carolina over-under: 145 points
- Louisville vs. North Carolina money line: Louisville -484, North Carolina +368
What you need to know about Louisville
The Cardinals took their matchup against the Syracuse Orange on Wednesday by a conclusive 90-66 score. Forward Dwayne Sutton was the offensive standout of the game for Louisville, picking up 16 points and five assists in addition to eight rebounds. Jordan Nwora has typically been the driving force behind Louisville's success, as he averages 18.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while shooting 41.5 percent from the 3-point line.
What you need to know about North Carolina
UNC was just a bucket shy of a win on Monday and fell 77-76 to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Guard Cole Anthony put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 23 points and six assists. In what has been a dismal season for the Tar Heels, Anthony has been one of the bright spots.
The freshman is averaging 19.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game and has been a big part of keeping North Carolina competitive in recent losses to Notre Dame and Duke.
How to make North Carolina vs. Louisville picks
SportsLine's model has simulated Louisville vs. UNC 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins North Carolina vs. Louisville? And which side of the spread cashes in well over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on Saturday, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.
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