Free CBB Hoops Prediction: Mountaineers vs Cavaliers Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the West Virginia Mountaineers taking on the Virginia Cavaliers Tuesday December 8 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all CBB basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE CBB hoops predictions.
West Virginia Mountaineers (7-0) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (7-1)
Date: Tuesday December 8th
Time:7:00 PM EST
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
CBB Moneyline Odds: Virginia -160
CBB Betting Odds: Virginia -3.5
CBB Betting Total: 136
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The Virginia Cavaliers and West Virginia Mountaineers will meet on Tuesday in the opening game of the Jimmy V Classic.
These teams are playing very different styles, with West Virginia employing an up-tempo attack, while Virginia has made its name on the back of a stout defense.
Virginia hopes to get point guard London Perrantes back from injury in this one.
He didn’t participate in warm-ups prior to the team’s last game against William & Mary, and the team hasn’t offered a clear update as to his status for this game.
West Virginia Mountaineers:
The Mountaineers are a team that likes to push the base whether they’re in control of the basketball or not, and forcing turnovers have been a trademark of the team’s strategy under long time head coach Bob Huggins. They’re forcing 23.4 turnovers per game, which is first in Division I.
The Mountaineers have really stepped up their game on the offensive boards. Devin Williams and Jonathan Holton are each averaging at least four offensive rebounds on a per game basis. Keeping that going against Virginia’s interior defense will be no easy task, though.
Virginia plays a very different style of basketball than West Virginia. The team likes to slow the game down rather than push the pace.
The Cavaliers turn the ball over only 7.4 times per game on average, and that mark is the lowest in the nation.
Protecting the basketball has been a key to the team’s success, thanks in large part to their point guard, Perrantes, but he’s missed the last two games.
Even still, the team’s committed only 14 turnovers in two games without him against Ohio State and William & Mary.
CBB Betting Trends:
- The Cavaliers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games following a win.
- The Cavaliers are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS win.
- The Mountaineers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall.
- The Mountaineers are 5-1 ATS in their last six neutral site games.
Free CBB Prediction:
This is an intriguing matchup between a pair of elite squads that play contrasting styles.
The Cavaliers’ slow tempo versus the Mountaineers’ pace-quickening play will make for a fun watch for all basketball fans, particularly those in tune with the X’s and O’s.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: West Virginia +3.5
As for bettors, the AP poll may be having a little too much influence on this line in a game that is shaping up as more of a toss-up than a clear favorite-underdog scenario.
The tournament factor will also help to keep this game close in a game that may feature more points than many expect.
CBB Free Score Prediction: West Virginia 71 – Virginia 69
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