Sam Martin's **HUGE** 25* ACC GAME OF THE YEAR!!: After cashing BACK-TO-BACK 27-POINT BLOWOUT WINNERS ON WED AND THUR the Whiz Kid pulled out a CLOSE WINNER ON MARQUETTE LAST NIGHT, and with the momentum from a 3-0 ATS CBB run the last three days, Sam is unleashing a HUGE 25* ACC GAME OF THE YEAR today!!
Game: North Carolina at Virginia Feb 25 2012 4:00PM
Prediction: North Carolina
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: 25* Play on North Carolina. We backed the Tar Heels in their nine-point victory and ATS cover in Miami a week and a half ago, and in that handicapping report we stated that their shocking collapse against Duke would propel and motivate this team to finish the regular season strong. Since that home loss against the Blue Devils, North Carolina is a perfect 4-0 both straight up and ATS, including an 18-point win against this Virginia team. We look for UNC to continue their recent dominance and once again beat this Cavaliers squad easily!
In that 18-point victory, North Carolina started off very slow but used their dominance in the paint and on the boards to pull away to the blowout win. And there's no reason to suggest that won't happen again here tonight, especially considering the Tar Heels won by such a big margin despite not shooting all that well in a big letdown spot coming off of that loss to Duke.
Virginia simply doesn't match up well in this game, and while their slow-paced style and good defense is a good fit against the majority of teams in the ACC this season, they can't compete with better talent in this type of game style and have little chance to keep up with the dominant offenses around the country. North Carolina loves to go inside, and they crash the offensive boards on nearly every offensive possession - leading to much easier scoring chances. There is no lookahead or letdown spot for UNC here today, and we're just not convinced Virginia will be 15+ point better than they were two weeks ago. 25* ACC GAME OF THE YEAR ON NORTH CAROLINA.