North Carolina vs Louisville: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 20, 2021

The North Carolina Tar Heels (13-7) are 5.5-point favorites as they look to build on a seven-game home win streak when they host the Louisville Cardinals (11-4) on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Dean E. Smith Center. The game airs at 6:00 PM ET on ESPN. The point total for the matchup is set at 140.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

North Carolina Betting Information

  • With a mark of 8-11-1, the Tar Heels have a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The Tar Heels are 4-3 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 5.5-point favorite.
  • The Tar Heels and their opponents have gone over the set total in only 8 of 20 games this season (40%).
  • The Tar Heels took down Northeastern 82-62 in their last outing on Wednesday. Day’Ron Sharpe racked up a team-high 15 points to lead the team to the victory. They were favored by 17 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to hit the over on the 138 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

North Carolina Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Armando Bacot 20 11.8 7.6 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.0
Caleb Love 20 10.5 2.6 3.6 1.1 0.4 1.0
Garrison Brooks 20 10.3 7.4 1.5 0.8 0.9 0.1
Day’Ron Sharpe 20 9.8 7.8 1.5 1.0 0.8 0.0
RJ Davis 20 7.9 2.4 2.2 0.6 0.1 0.9

Louisville Betting Information

  • The Cardinals have outperformed the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 7-6-1.
  • The Cardinals manage a 4-1 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 5.5-point underdog.
  • Louisville and its opponents have often been held under this season, only hitting the over in 42.9% (6) of their 14 games played.
  • In the Cardinals most recent game on Monday, David Johnson scored a team-high 24 points on the way to a 74-58 win over Georgia Tech. They were favored by 5 points and covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 132 points to fall short of the 135 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Louisville Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Carlik Jones 14 17.4 5.6 4.9 1.4 0.1 1.0
David Johnson 15 13.1 6.1 3.5 1.1 0.3 1.9
Jae’Lyn Withers 15 10.0 7.6 0.5 0.9 0.4 0.2
Samuell Williamson 13 9.6 7.5 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.6
Dre Davis 15 8.3 3.5 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.5

Total Facts

  • North Carolina and its opponents have gone over Saturday’s 140.5 total in eight out of 20 games (40%) this season.
  • Six Louisville games this year (40% of its matchups) finished with a final score greater than Saturday’s over/under of 140.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 142.7 points per game, 2.2 points more than the point total of 140.5 for this matchup.
  • The 133.7 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 6.8 fewer than the 140.5 total in this contest.
  • The Tar Heels have seen a 142.6 average over/under in their games this season, 2.1 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 6.8 points more than the average over/under in Cardinals games this season (133.7 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/22/2020 Louisville Louisville -9 144.5 -484 +346 Regular Season 72-55 LOUIS
2/2/2019 N/A Louisville N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-69 UNC
1/12/2019 N/A North Carolina N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-62 LOUIS

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