Virginia Commonwealth vs. Virginia Prediction
The undefeated and fourth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers will be tested at home today by an in-state foe in the Virginia Commonwealth Rams. Can Virginia continue its flawless season with its ninth victory against no losses?
Sunday, December 9, 2018
John Paul Jones Arena at 1:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cavaliers are a 15-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 125.5 points. As of Sunday morning, 62 percent of public bets are siding with host Virginia. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Rams edge host Longhorns
Virginia Commonwealth improved to 7-2 on the season Wednesday night with a 54-53 victory at Texas. The Rams shot only 16-of-57 from the floor, but did go 16-of-21 at the free throw line line in the win. Marcus Evans paced VCU with 16 points on 4-of-13 shooting with four rebounds and three assists. De'Riante Jenkins tallied 12 points and three boards. Marcus Santos-Silva accounted for 10 points, 16 rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots. Virginia Commonwealth allowed the Longhorns to shoot 22-of-53, but only 4-of-17 from 3-point distance and 5-of-8 from the charity stripe.
Cavaliers dominate MSU
Virginia cruised to an 83-45 victory over Morgan State Monday night to move to 8-0 this season. The Cavaliers built a 47-23 halftime advantage en route to the win. Virginia shot 27-of-50 from the floor and 21-of-23 at the free throw line. Kyle Guy helped pace Virginia with 15 points and two assists, while De'Andre Hunter also scored 15 points. The Cavaliers held the Bears to 14-of-54 shooting from the floor.
Public Betting Trends
The Rams are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. The over is 9-4 in the last 13 VCU road games.
The over is 8-1 in the last nine Cavaliers games versus the Atlantic 10. Virginia is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games versus the Atlantic 10.
Virginia has won all four of its home games this season by at least 19 points, although none of those opponents are as good as VCU. Even so, the Cavaliers boast an offense that is eighth nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency plus a defense that is fourth in adjusted efficiency. While the Rams can keep up on the defensive end, their offense has been lousy this season with only a ranking of 250th nationally. I can't see Virginia Commonwealth matching the hosts basket for basket and I think it leads to a blowout score.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA CAVALIERS -15