Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cavaliers vs Fighting Irish CBB Odds
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(22-9) Virginia Cavaliers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (23-8)
2017 NCAA Basketball – ACC
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Cavaliers -4.5
CBB Betting Total: 118
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Virginia was pushed a little by Pittsburgh late last night but in the end it was a comfortable victory. There is no questioning the defense of the Wahoos but game to game you never know if the offense will be there.
Notre Dame got to sit back and watch and is rested which is good for them because they don’t have depth. Their style of play seems to lend itself well to jumping in and being a factor. They don’t need the warmup.
UVA is all about defense and that takes a lot of energy. Thus they are likely to be at a disadvantage here as the Irish have been watching and waiting. They have won four in a row now and were impressive beating UNC at home recently.
London Perrantes is the known quality on offense. He is their leading scorer and you know he is not going to go off script. Still he has limitations so they need other to score too.
Kyle Guy stepped up and scored 20 points against Pitt. Just a freshman he has shown potential like that in the past but not often. He might be figuring it out though with three 17+ point games in the last four.
Virginia is so good on defense that they should be in pretty much any game. Most teams look for a third scorer but they seem to get by with just two, if they can find a second with regularity. This is a good matchup for them.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
ND lost its last game, coming up short at Louisville to close the regular season. This is a veteran team though so I do not expect any carryover. They are always seductive because of their efficiency in a tournament setting.
Bonzie Colson is one of the most “classic” college players going. A 6’5″ power forward in the ACC is not supposed to put up the numbers he does but he just knows how to play. At this stage it is definitely no fluke.
V.J. Beachem is out of central casting as a wing scorer but his game has not grown as much as I thought it would as a senior. He probably needs to be more aggressive but the system is all about taking what the defense gives you.
I love the experience of this group and their ability to be a sleeper…though not a huge one as the three seed. This will be a tough test but one they can get by. The next round might be easier for this group than playing the UVA defense.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 23-9-1 in UVA last 33 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- ND are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 Thu. games.
- ND are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- ND are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast.
Free Virginia Cavaliers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish NCAAB Prediction:
No line posted but is probably not going to be too big either way. UVA had some struggles mid season but they look to be in pretty good form right now. They are definitely capable of an upset if they are lined that way.
Both teams are in the Tournament field so there is not going to be the same level of desperation for this one that you might find in other games over the next few days. Still should be good action though.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Notre Dame +4.5 & STRONG LEAN OVER the total of 118.
I think the Irish will be a small favourite. Like them to win and cover in that kind of situation.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Notre Dame 72 – Virginia 65
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