Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Hurricanes vs. Cavaliers CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(7-15) Miami Hurricanes vs. #15 Virginia Cavaliers (15-6)
Date: Monday March 1, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia
CBB Moneyline Odds: Miami +950 | Virginia -1213
CBB Betting Odds: Virginia -14.5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 123
Monday college hoops has an inner conference ACC showdown in the works between the Miami Hurricanes and Virginia Cavaliers. These two teams are on opposite ends of the spectrum as Virginia is half a game back from the top of the ACC standings while Miami is sitting in last place.
Miami (7-15, 3-14 AC) will make the long trip north to pay a visit to Virginia (15-6, 11-4 ACC) and look to give them back to back home losses. Both of these teams have been trending in the wrong direction to close the regular season. The Hurricanes have dropped five straight conference games to fall to 3-14 during conference play. Virginia has also dropped three in a row to fall to second place in the ACC standings with an 11-4 conference record.
Miami couldn’t keep up with Clemson in a 66-58 loss on the road on Saturday. Isaiah Wong scored 28 points and Anthony Walker chipped in 13 points for the Hurricanes, who shot 5-for-15 from 3-point range in the loss.
Through 17 conference games, Miami has scored just 94.5 points per 100 possessions (14th in the ACC) while sporting the worst effective field goal percentage at 46.8 percent (15th in the ACC). The Hurricanes have turned the ball over 18.5 percent of the time (10th in the ACC) while shooting just 46.8 percent from inside the arc (14th in the ACC) and 68.2 percent from the charity stripe (14th in the ACC) as a team.
All around Miami is not a great team and they should be challenged in this one by Virginia’s defense. If the Hurricanes can finally solve their turnover issues and poor deep shooting they may have a chance but that could be asking a lot.
Virginia was unable to stop its slide on Wednesday night, falling shot at home versus NC State 68-61. Sam Hauser finished with a team-high 21 points while Jay Huff added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who battled back from an early 14-point deficit but were unable to hang on for the win.
Tony Bennett’s squad is in the midst of an untimely three-game slide and the Cavaliers enter the weekend slotted at No. 15 in the AP Top-25 Polls. As a result, Virginia has slid down to a No. 4 seed in ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi’s current NCAA Tournament projections.
Sam Hauser leads the Cavaliers with a team best 15.3 points per game while bringing down 6.8 rebounds. Fellow big man Jay Huff follows suit with 13.6 points and a team best 7.0 rebounds per game. Virginia is one of the top defensive teams in the nation.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Virginia is 0-3 ATS in last 3 games
- Virginia is 0-3 SU in last 3 games
- Virginia OVERS are 3-0 in last 3 games
- Miami is 2-3 ATS in last 5 games
- Miami is 0-5 SU in last 5 games
- Hurricanes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Miami OVERS are 3-2 in last 5 games
Free Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Cavaliers NCAAB Prediction:
Miami has endured a tough conference season but this doesn’t look like a good spot for the Hurricanes to bounce back. Virginia is desperate for a win after losing its grip on the ACC regular-season title with three straight losses. The Cavaliers have been among the best teams in the conference on both ends of the floor and they should be able to feast from beyond the arc in this game.
Miami has struggled to defend the 3-ball and Virginia has been one of the most proficient teams in the country from beyond the arc, which is bad news for the Hurricanes’ chances on the road here. Take the Cavaliers to cover the spread at home in this ACC tilt on Monday.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Virginia
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