Virginia vs. South Carolina Prediction
Fifth-ranked Virginia has not lost yet this season and once again boasts once of the nation's best defenses. Will the Cavaliers clamp down on the road tonight and record a win at the South Carolina Gamecocks?
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Colonial Life Arena at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cavaliers are an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 132 points. As of Wednesday morning, 69 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Virginia. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Cavaliers post win over VCU
Virginia held off an upset attempt by visiting Virginia Commonwealth Sunday as it secured a 57-49 victory. The Cavaliers (9-0) led 29-24 at halftime and did not let up in the second half. Virginia won despite shooting only 13-of-44 from the field and 5-of-18 from 3-point range, going 26-of-30 at the free throw line. The Cavaliers held the Rams to 18-of-61 shooting plus 6-of-29 from 3-point distance. Kyle Guy paced the hosts with 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting to go with six rebounds. Ty Jerome added 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Gamecocks unable to hang at U-M
South Carolina has been idle since an 89-78 defeat at Michigan 11 days ago. The Gamecocks (4-5) trailed 42-36 at halftime and could not climb back in after the break. The Gamecocks lost despite shooting a solid 32-of-62 from the floor, as they allowed U-M to shoot 28-of-54 from the field and 10-of-28 from 3-point range. Chris Silva led South Carolina with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with 12 rebounds and two assists. Maik Kotsar contributed 16 points and two assists. Keyshawn Bryant tallied 13 points, four boards and two assists. A.J. Lawson added 10 points, five assists and three steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cavaliers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games. The under is 37-14-2 in the last 53 Virginia road games.
The Gamecocks are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 6-2 in the last eight South Carolina games overall.
The Cavaliers have been excellent on the road as of late and lean on their defense to suck the wind out of opposition. With such a slow pace and also an efficient offense, Virginia is maybe the most frustrating team to play in the nation. Virginia is bound to be the more disciplined and better team tonight. Despite giving so many points, there is no reason the Cavaliers can't win decisively.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: VIRGINIA CAVALIERS -8.5