Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Panthers and Cavaliers. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ACCN, and it’s hosted by the Cavaliers at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 121 points, and Virginia is favored by -6 to win at home against Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH PANTHERS VS VIRGINIA CAVALIERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Virginia Cavaliers -6
This game will be played at John Paul Jones Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 13th.
WHY BET THE VIRGINIA CAVALIERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Cavaliers.
- Not only will Virginia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 121 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can Pittsburgh Secure a Road Victory?
As the underdog, Pittsburgh comes into tonight’s game with a record of 2-4 when not favored. The Panthers are 15-8 overall, including a 6-5 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play. They have won three straight games and come in with a 6-2 record on the road.
Over their last 10 games away from home, the Panthers have gone 7-3. In their most recent game, they defeated North Carolina State by a score of 67-64.
As the underdog, Pittsburgh has gone 2-3-1 vs. the spread this season and is 4-5-1 over their last 10 games as the underdog. On the road, the Panthers have an ATS record of 6-1-1 this year and are 7-2-1 over their last 10 road games.
On the season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh sits at 13-9. So far, their games have averaged 142.6 points, which is 4.0 points higher than today’s over/under line of 121. Looking at their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 136 points.
Against North Carolina State, the Pittsburgh had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.3 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 42.3% in the game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Blake Hinson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.9. Carlton Carrington also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.6.
So far this season, the Pittsburgh defense has been performing well, ranking 49th in the country at 66.7 points allowed per contest. Against North Carolina State in their most recent game, the Pittsburgh defense gave up a total of 64 points while allowing North Carolina State to hit 46% of their shots.
Can the Cavaliers Live Up to the Hype at Home?
Virginia enters this game with a record of 19-5 and has won eight straight games. The Cavaliers are a perfect 15-0 at home this season, and they have won their last 15 games at home. On the other hand, they are just 4-5 on the road.
Virginia is 17-2 when favored this season, and they have been favored in 19 of their 24 games. Their average scoring margin at home is +17.7 points per game compared to -8.1 points per game on the road.
At home this season, Virginia has an ATS record of 10-4-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cavaliers have gone 7-2-1 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, Virginia is 1-1-1 ATS.
Virginia’s over/under record this season is 11-13 and the average scoring total in their games is 123.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 121 is lower than the average OU line in their games (127) and there have been 14 games with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 127 points.
Virginia’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 80 points against Florida State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 18/24 free throws. In terms of three-point shooting, the Cavaliers offense has been good from outside, hitting 38% of their three-pointers on an average of 17.8 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 44%.
So far this season, the Virginia defense has been performing well, ranking 3rd in the country at 57.7 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. Florida State, the Seminoles finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 76 points vs. Virginia.