Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cavaliers versus the Badgers? Tip off is at at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FS1. The game will be played at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, FL. The Cavaliers come into this non-conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 125 points.
VIRGINIA CAVALIERS VS WISCONSIN BADGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Wisconsin Badgers +3.5
This game will be played at Suncoast Credit Union Arena at 6:00 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE WISCONSIN BADGERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-68 in favor of the Badgers.
- Not only will Wisconsin pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 125 points, and we like the over with a projected 141 points.
Can the Cavaliers Pull Off a Road Win?
In their first four games of the season, Virginia has a perfect 4-0 record. Looking back at their last five road games, which includes games from last year, Virginia has gone 2-3. Virginia enters today’s game with a 3-1 record against the spread. Last season, they struggled on the road, going 2-8 vs. the spread. As they prepare for their first road game of the season, Virginia hopes to improve upon their previous road performance.
After four games, Virginia has an over/under record of 2-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 124.8 points per game so far. When assessing the Cavaliers’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 71 points per game.
The Virginia offense is coming off a game in which they scored 62 points vs. Texas Southern. Overall their field goal percentage was 43.8% while connecting on 5 threes. Ryan Dunn led the scoring for the Cavaliers, contributing 15 points. Additionally, Reece Beekman chipped in with 8 points.
Currently, the Cavaliers’ defense holds the 4th rank in the nation, allowing 51.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Texas Southern, the Tigers finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 33 points vs. Virginia.
Can the Wisconsin Offense Score Enough at Home?
Wisconsin comes into their 5th game of the season with a record of 2-2. In their previous ten home games, which includes last year, Wisconsin has a home record of 4-6. As of today’s game, Wisconsin has a 1-3 record against the spread. When playing at home this season, Wisconsin is 1-2 vs. the spread, and in their last ten home games, they are 3-7 vs. the spread.
Wisconsin’s games have, on average, featured 152 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 137.4 points so far. The Badgers have an over/under record of 3-0 in their last three games, with their games averaging 84 points per game.
Wisconsin’s offense had a good outing, putting up 78 points against Robert Morris. They achieved a 53.3% field goal percentage and went 27/40 from the free-throw line. Leading Wisconsin in scoring vs. Robert Morris was John Blackwell with his 18 points. Tyler Wahl also added 18 points for the Badgers.
Currently, the Badgers’ defense holds the 123rd rank in the nation, allowing 74.0 points per game. In today’s game, the Wisconsin defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 3 three-pointers while giving up 68 points.