Virginia vs. WVU Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, West Virginia is favored at home tonight, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -5.5 points against Virginia. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 134.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia and will air live on ESPNU.
Virginia is coming off a 75-54 win over Lehigh this past weekend to improve to 8-0 on the season. The Cavaliers are 6-1 against the spread, covering the spread in their last six games. UVA is posting 70.5 points per game this season while giving up 50.6 per game on defense. Kyle Guy is leading UVA with 16.6 points per game this season while Devon Hall is averaging 11.8 points and 4 rebounds per game.
West Virginia is coming off a 102-69 win over NJIT to improve to 7-1 on the season. The Mountaineers are 2-3 against the spread, with both failed covers coming on a neutral floor. WVU is putting up 89.6 points per game on offense this season while allowing 66.6 per game. Jevon Carter is leading the team with 19 points, 4.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 4.5 steals per game. Daxter Miles Jr. is adding 14.9 points per contest.
These two have split their last two meetings, with the winning team covering the spread in each contest. West Virginia has been a little shaky, going just 4-10-2 against the spread in their last 16 games overall and 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a win. Virginia has covered in six straight games now and in four straight Tuesday games. The public betting is slightly with West Virginia right now, but I am going to take Virginia to lock down on defense.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA +5.5