Hurricanes vs. Cavaliers Prediction
The third-ranked Virginia Cavaliers narrowly avoided a defeat in overtime earlier this week. Will Virginia put together a more complete performance today when it hosts the Miami Hurricanes?
Saturday, February 2, 2019
John Paul Jones Arena at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cavaliers are a 20-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 127.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 52 percent of public bets are siding with host Virginia. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Hurricanes drop fourth straight
Miami lost by a count of 82-70 Wednesday night at home against Virginia Tech to fall to 9-11 overall and 1-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes trailed 34-27 at halftime and continue to fall behind further after the break. Miami shot 23-of-56 from the floor, 12-of-33 from 3-point range and 12-of-14 from the free throw line. Chris Lykes led the way for the Hurricanes with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting including 3-of-7 from the beyond the 3-point line plus 4-of-6 at the free throw line. He also contributed four assists and two steals. Anthony Lawrence II tallied 15 points, nine boards and two dimes. Zach Johnson added 10 points, four rebounds and three steals.
Cavs hold on in OT
Kyle Guy hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with a little more than two minutes remaining in overtime Tuesday night to lift Virginia to a 66-65 victory at North Carolina State. The Cavaliers outscored the hosts 11-10 in the extra session after being outscored 32-28 in the second half to lead to OT. Virginia shot 24-of-52 from the floor, 4-of-10 from 3-point range and 14-of-19 from 3-point range in the win. De'Andre Hunter led the way with 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point range plus 6-of-8 at the free throw line. He also contributed five rebounds and four assists. Ty Jerome tallied 12 points, six boards and six assists. Guy added 10 points, six rebounds and three dimes.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Hurricanes are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last six road games.
The Cavaliers are 5-0 ATS in their last five home games. Virginia is 20-7-1 ATS in its last 28 ACC games.
Virginia has won 11 of its 20 games this season by at least 20 points, which is crazy to think about. This team is elite in every area and is coming off a fairly poor performance on the road, which should lead to a hyper focus this afternoon. Miami has lost its last three games by double digits with two of those games being at home and all three opponents far less tough than Virginia. Look for the Cavaliers to roll easily.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA CAVALIERS -20