Coastal Carolina vs. Virginia Odds

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RALEIGH, NC (TheSpread) – No. 1 Virginia looks to live up to its seeding today when it takes on No. 16 Coastal Carolina in the NCAA Tournament at 9:25PM ET.

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Virginia went 28-6 during the season and won the ACC while Coastal Carolina went 21-12 on the year and is the champion of the Big South. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Virginia is the heavy favorite, as the Cavaliers have odds of -21.5 points against Coastal Carolina. The over/under total has been set at 122.5 points (View Matchup). These two last met in 2003 with Virginia picking up an 89-74 victory.

Virginia is 18-10-2 against the spread and it has hit the under 15 times. The Cavaliers are on a roll, as they have won 16 of their last 17 games. Virginia comes out with the top-ranked defense in the country, allowing just 55.3 points per game. They are holding opponents to just 38.5 percent shooting, which ranks ninth in the country. They also allow the fewest rebounds in the country and 25.8 per game. Offensively, Virginia isn’t great, averaging just 65.9 points per contest. Virginia is led by Malcolm Brogdon, who averages 12.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Coastal Carolina went 4-1 against the spread in five lined games and hit the under three times. The Chanticleers have won five straight entering this game. They are averaging 72.7 points per game on offense while pulling down 39.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 11th in the country. Defensively, Coastal is holding opponents to 68.4 points and 40 percent shooting per game. Elijah Wilson is leading the team with 16.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

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These two will face off in the second round of the East Region, today at 9:25PM ET on TBS. The game will be held from the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC.

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