NCAA College Basketball Betting Preview: Virginia Cavaliers at Miami Hurricanes – February 13, 2018
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida
When: Tuesday February 13th at 9:00 PM ET
Spread: Virginia -5.5
Quick Pick: Virginia -5.5 for 2 units
BetDSI has the Virginia Cavaliers favored by 5.5 over the Miami Hurricanes. Virginia enters this game ranked 1st in college basketball and winners of 4 of their last five, but are coming off a loss on Saturday in OT against the Virginia Tech Hokies before that they were on a 15 game winning streak. Miami enters this game winners of three of their last five, bur are coming off a loss on Saturday on the road against Boston College by a score of 70-72. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog Miami Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes are 18-6 SU and 9-10 ATS. The Hurricanes are a borderline tournament team. They have an overall record of 18-6 that includes a 7-5 conference record and an RPI of 25. The Hurricanes have good wins over Louisville and Florida State. Miami is 1-4 ATS as a home team, 2-3 ATS after a loss and 3-3 ATS as an underdog. Dewan Huell is leading the team in scoring and blocks with 296 points and 25 blocks.
Bruce Brown Jr is leading the team in assists with 76. Anthony Lawrence II leads the team in rebounds and steals with 164 rebounds and 32 steals. Miami is averaging 75.54 points per game which is above the 73.36 average for the rest of college basketball. The Hurricanes are allowing 66.58 points per game which is below the 73.36 average for the rest of college basketball.
The Cavaliers are 23-2 SU and 17-4-1 ATS. The Cavaliers are ranked 1st in college basketball for the first time since 1982. They are in line for a 1 seed in the tournament and well on their way to winning the regular season conference championship. The Cavaliers have good wins over Florida State, Louisville, Duke, Clemson North Carolina and Rhode Island. They have started the season with a 23-2 overall record that includes a 12-1 conference record and an RPI of 1.
Virginia is 7-1 ATS as a road team, 1-0 ATS after a loss and 16-3-1 ATS as a favorite. Kyle Guy leads the team in scoring with 382 points. Ty Jerome leads the team in assists and steals with 92 assists and 40 steals. Isaiah Wilkins leads the team in rebounds and blocks with 166 rebounds and 40 blocks. Virginia is averaging 68 points per game which is below the 73.36 average for the rest of college basketball. The Cavaliers are allowing 52.76 points per game which ranks 1st in college basketball.
Virginia bounces back with a good win on the road
Virginia is ranked 1st in college basketball for the first time since 1982. The Cavaliers are arguably the best team in college basketball and a big reason for that has been the play of their defense. I look for the defense to make a big stand against the Hurricanes Tuesday night and for them to bounce back with a big win. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.
Pick: Virginia -5.5 for 2 units