East Carolina vs. Virginia Prediction
Is Virginia a good bounce-back candidate to win and roll against East Carolina at 7:00PM ET tonight?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cavaliers are 21-point home favorites versus the Pirates while the over/under currently sits at 115.5 points. Neither the side nor the total have moved off the original numbers posted by oddsmakers.
EAST CAROLINA KEY TRENDS: The Pirates are a near-perfect 7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games and are 6-1 against the number in their last seven games as a road underdog. They're also 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games versus ACC opponents, are 8-3-1at the betting window in their last 12 games as an underdog and are 5-2 ATS in their last seven non-conference games.
VIRGINIA KEY TRENDS: The Cardinals are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games as a favorite of 13.0 or greater and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games following a straight up loss. They're also 13-4-1 against the spread in their last 18 games as a favorite and are 9-3-1 against the number in their last 13 home games.
OUR PREDICTION: The key stat above regarding Virginia is that the Cavaliers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a straight up loss. After falling 66-57 to West Virginia in their last game, the Cavaliers will be focused and determined until the final minute tonight. They have the best defense in the nation, allowing just 46.9 points per game. They'll frustrate East Carolina tonight and will start to pull away in the second half in order to give bettors a victory.
TUESDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: VIRGINIA CAVALIERS -21