Hurricanes vs Cavaliers Betting Odds and Pick – February 20, 2017


Virginia and Miami boast identical 18-8 SU records, but they’re trending in opposite directions ahead of Monday’s contest at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Sportsbooks opened the Cavaliers as 10-point home favorites with a total of 118.

– Shark Bites
  • The Cavaliers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
  • The favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Hurricanes’ last five games.

The Hurricanes have won two straight and four of five in the wake of Saturday’s 71-65 triumph over Clemson, while No. 15 Virginia has dropped three in a row and five of seven. The Cavaliers’ calling card is scoring defense, as they’re leading the nation in that category (55.8 points per game). They’re giving up 66.2 over the last five, however, primarily due to shooting woes on the other end.

Look for Miami to rely heavily on guards Davon Reed and Bruce Brown tonight. Reed leads the team in scoring (15.7 points per game) and 3-point field goals (67, 41.4 percent) while Brown (11.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists) has done a great job of shouldering the load on the offensive end of the floor.

The Cavaliers have enjoyed some success in their clashes with Miami over the years, as Virginia is 4-1 SU in the last five vs the ’Canes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Virginia Cavaliers in this one found them listed as -10-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Hurricanes was expected to move the line.

Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Cavaliers sit at 18-8 (15-10 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Miami Hurricanes are currently 18-8 (9-16 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Virginia is 10-15 OU, and Miami is 9-15-1 OU.

The Cavaliers – Hurricanes odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia is rated No. 41 in the current Odds – Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 151.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Virginia’s No. 231-ranked scoring average of 67.69 PPG, against a Miami Hurricanes defense rated No. 26 and allowing 64.35 PPG. The Virginia Cavaliers FG% has averaged 47.84% to date this season, more than the Miami Hurricanes shooters have managed so far (46.46% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kamari Murphy scored 15 points leading the Hurricanes to a 71-65 victory over Clemson at Watsco Center on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games
  • Miami is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Virginia
  • Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Virginia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Virginia’s last 10 games

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Duke, Saturday, February 25th
Virginia at North Carolina State, Saturday, February 25th


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