Cavaliers vs. Hurricanes Prediction
The 22nd-ranked Virginia Cavaliers are coming off a big win over the weekend and now have a road date tonight at the Miami Hurricanes. Can Virginia avoid a letdown in this spot?
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Watsco Center at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Cavaliers are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 119.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 84 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Virginia. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Cavaliers stun Blue Devils
Mamadi Diakite hit the go-ahead shot with 37 seconds remaining Saturday at home versus Duke to lift Virginia to a 52-50 victory. The Cavaliers (21-7, 13-5 Atlantic Coast Conference outscored the Blue Devils 27-25 in the second half en route to the triumph. Jay Huff paced Virginia with 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also racked up 10 blocked shots, nine rebounds and two steals. Diakite contributed 14 points and five boards. Braxton Key added 14 points, eight caroms, two assists and two blocks.
Hurricanes fall at Yellow Jackets
Miami lost by a score of 63-57 Saturday night at Georgia Tech to drop to 14-14 overall and 6-12 in conference action. The Hurricanes trailed 40-24 at halftime and were unable to rally all the way back. Chris Lykes led Miami with 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range plus 2-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also registered five rebounds and two steals. Kameron McGusty added 11 points and five boards off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cavaliers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Virginia is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 Wednesday games.
The Hurricanes are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games. The underdog is 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings.
The Cavaliers had been taking advantage of a weak portion of their schedule, but then legitimized everything with the stunner over Duke. But after winning a lot of close games against subpar opponents plus the letdown factor after defeating the Blue Devils, I'm taking the Hurricanes here. Miami has been solid at home as of late and is looking to end its regular season with some momentum. I'm taking the small dogs here.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MIAMI HURRICANES +2.5