clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

College Basketball Best Bet: NCAA Pick for Virginia Tech Hokies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels on DraftKings Sportsbook

Julian Edlow gives his top NCAA basketball bet on DraftKings Sportsbook for Monday’s ACC matchup between the Virginia Tech Hokies and North Carolina Tar Heels.

North Carolina v Miami Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

Virginia Tech at North Carolina

UNC -4.5 (-110) — 1.5-units

The Tar Heels are coming off a pair of embarrassing blowout losses, and a lot of people are writing them off. That sets up the ultimate bounce-back spot if they’re going to have one.

The numbers for UNC lately are not pretty — 22 and 28 point road losses on Tuesday and Saturday. But this team has been completely different when it comes to play at home versus road/neutral games. This team is just 3-6 straight up and 2-7 ATS away from the Dean Smith Center. At home, the Heels have been decent to cover at 5-4 ATS, but are a perfect 9-0 straight up.

I’m willing to lay the points here, with UNC in need of a convincing victory in this spot. VT has gone 3-4 SU/ATS on the road this season, with the four losses coming over their last five on the road. After a good start to the season, the Hokies are on a 1-5 ATS skid, and head into a game that has historically been difficult for them. VT has lost it’s last seven road games at UNC, and are just 1-5 ATS in the last six overall in this matchup.

Good buy-low spot on the more talented team. Expect UNC to have some advantages in both the backcourt and interior. Heels need this one and should run away with it at home to try and save their season.


Place your college basketball bets at DraftKings Sportsbook and bet online by downloading the DraftKings Sportsbook app.


Put your knowledge to the test. Sign up for DraftKings and experience the game inside the game.


All betting odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.


All views expressed are my own. I am an employee of DraftKings and am ineligible to play in public DFS or DKSB contests.


The contents contained in this article do not constitute a representation that any particular strategy will guarantee success. All customers should use their own skill and judgment.


If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA).

21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.