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No. 3 Virginia Cavaliers at No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels (ESPN , 7:00 p.m. ET)

Opening Odds: Virginia -1, Total 143

Betting Matchup

Coming off Saturday night’s 81-71 loss to Duke as a two-point home favorite, Virginia will look to avoid a straight-up two-game losing streak after losing just one other game all season long. At 20-2 SU overall with a 8-2 record in ACC play, the Cavaliers have now failed to cover in their last three games to fall to 16-6 against the spread. They are still a profitable 7-1 ATS on the road. The was the first time all season that Virginia’s defense allowed more than 72 points. Both losses have come against the Blue Devils.

North Carolina needed overtime to get past the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday in an 88-85 victory as a heavy 15 -point home favorite. The Tar Heels improved to 9-1 SU in the ACC as part of an overall record of 19-4. The total has gone OVER in four of their last six games. This was just the second time they failed to cover in their current SU seven-game winning streak. The lone conference loss was against Louisville on Jan. 12. Freshman guard Coby White posted 33 points in Saturday’s win . He continues to lead North Carolina in scoring with 15.9 points per game.

Betting Trends

-- The Cavaliers have covered ATS in seven of their first 10 ACC games and the total has stayed UNDER in three of their last for conference games before going 135 points on Saturday night.

-- The Tar Heels are a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five home games and the total has gone OVER in three of those five contests.

-- Virginia has won the last three meetings both SU and ATS with the total staying UNDER in four of the last five meetings.
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