Who has edge in Miami vs. Virginia?
In a premiere matchup, No. 4 Virginia meets up with No. 11 Miami tonight in the ACC Tournament semifinal at 9PM ET. Which team will come out on top?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Virginia is favored in this semifinal, as the Cavaliers are getting odds of -4 points against Miami. The over/under total for the contest has been listed at 128.5 points. These two meet in the ACC Tournament, which takes place from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.
Virginia is 25-6 on the season, 14-5 in ACC games, 5-0 on a neutral floor and 18-11-1 against the spread. Miami is 25-6 overall, 14-5 in the ACC, 4-0 on a neutral floor and 18-11-1 against the spread. These two split the season series, as Virginia beat Miami at home 66-58 on Jan. 12 while Miami picked up a 64-61 win at home on Feb. 22. The winning team also covered.
Virginia has won and covered in four straight and the Cavs have covered in seven straight as a favorite. Miami is 4-2 in its last six but just 3-3 ATS in those games and they have failed to cover in their last two. With Miami getting the win in the second meeting, look for Virginia to make the necessary adjustments. The Cavaliers grind out wins with their defense while Miami would prefer to play up-tempo. When unable to run the floor, Virginia should be able to control the game.
ACC TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: VIRGINIA -4