Wisconsin vs. Virginia Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Virginia is favored at home, as the Cavaliers are getting odds of -8.5 points against Wisconsin. The over/under total for the game has been set at 123 points. Tonight’s game will take place from John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia and the contest will air live on ESPN2.
Wisconsin is coming off a 71-49 win over Milwaukee last weekend to snap a three-game losing streak. The Badgers are now 3-3 on the season and 2-3 against the spread. Wisconsin is putting up 75 points per game while giving up 63.7 per contest. The Badgers are being led by Ethan Happ, who is putting up 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Brad Davison is adding 11.8 points and 2.3 steals per contest.
Virginia is coming off a 70-55 win over Rhode Island to improve to 6-0 on the season. The Cavaliers have covered in their last five games to move to 5-1 against the spread. UVA is putting up 73.3 points per game this season while allowing just 52.3 per contest. The Cavaliers are being led by Kyle Guy, who is putting up 15.8 points per game. Devon Hall is adding 11.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest.
Wisconsin has won two of three meetings with Virginia and the two have split the spread in their last two meetings. Wisconsin has struggled this year and they come into today 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. Virginia has covered in five of its last seven home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games against a team with a losing road record. The public betting is siding with Virginia at home tonight and I tend to agree.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA -8.5