Vegas Odds & NCAA Basketball Expert Picks: Virginia Cavaliers vs Miami-Florida Hurricanes
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
by Aengus Moorehead

Big ACC Battle on Tap as Virginia Visits Miami

Vegas Odds & NCAA Basketball Expert Picks: Virginia Cavaliers vs Miami-Florida Hurricanes

#1 Virginia Cavaliers (23-2) vs
Miami-Florida Hurricanes (18-6)

Time: 9:00 PM ET
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Where: Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida
Watch on: ESPN
Odds: Virginia -5½
Total O/U: 118½

The top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers will attempt to get back into the winner’s circle and rebound from their first loss since early December as they get ready to square off with the Miami Hurricanes in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown set to be aired on ESPN Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET and live from Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL.

This will the first and only meeting between the two ACC rivals this season. The Hurricanes stunned the Cavaliers 54-48 on the road in their lone contest last season with Miami covering the 7.5-point line as underdogs. The Cavaliers have struggled in Miami winning just one game in their seven confrontations in Florida.

The Cavaliers saw their 15-game winning streak snapped on Saturday when they fell 61-60 in overtime to Virginia Tech and failed to cover the numbers as a 12-point home favorite. The Hurricanes lost 72-70 to Boston College on Saturday and enter this affair as a 5½-point underdog, thanks to BetOnline Sportsbook, with the total sitting at 118½ points.

#1 Virginia Cavaliers vs. Miami-Florida Hurricanes Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
543 Virginia
-5½
544 Miami-Florida
117
 
 
Virginia Cavaliers
 
Miami-Florida Hurricanes
23-2
Lost 1
48
16-5-1
68.00
52.76
15.24
7-4-1
7-1
5-17
4-8
1-7
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
ATS
Offense
Defense
Diff.
ATS Home
ATS Away
O/U Record
O/U Home
O/U Away
18-6
Lost 1
54
10-12
75.54
66.58
8.96
2-6
5-4
12-10
6-2
5-4

#1 Virginia Cavaliers vs. Miami-Florida Hurricanes Betting Trends & Predictions

Virginia:
Virginia is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Virginia is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Virginia's last 9 games
Virginia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games on the road

Miami-Florida:
Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 10 games
Miami is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Miami is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games at home

The result:
The Cavaliers have won their last six road games and have covered the line in all six contests. Look for that trend to continue as they rebound from their recent loss and take care of Miami. Take Virginia -5½ and the over 118½.

Aengus Moorehead NCAA Basketball Predictions: Virginia -5½
Total O/U:
Over 118½
NCAAB Record: 21-26-1   /   -7.60 Units in February

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