Miami favored by 8.5 against Virginia on Tuesday
Virginia Cavaliers vs Miami Hurricanes Odds
Miami will look to improve on its 21-3 record on Tuesday when they host Virginia in NCAA basketball odds action at BankUnited Center.
The Hurricanes sit at 21-3 (14-5-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 18-7 (14-8-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Miami is 5-13-1 OU, and Virginia is 10-8 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hurricanes at No. 5 and the Cavaliers at No. 131 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-73 result in favor of the Hurricanes.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Miami's No. 105-rated squad against Virginia's No. 281-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Miami rates No. 117 in the country with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 129 nationally with 6.5 per match.
Defensively, Virginia features the nation's No. 63-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.4 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 138 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Virginia, they were a 93-81 loser as they battled North Carolina on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. Virginia got 27 points from Joe Harris on the way to a 93-81 loss against North Carolina on Saturday at Dean Smith Center.
Miami was a 45-43 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Clemson. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Hurricanes grabbed a 45-43 win over the Tigers on Sunday, behind a 12-point effort from Kenny Kadji at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Georgia Tech are 5-5
After playing North Carolina are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Wake Forest are 7-3
After playing Clemson are 4-6
After a win are 10-0
A few Cavaliers at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games on the road
Virginia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Virginia is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Virginia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia
Miami is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Virginia
Virginia home to Georgia Tech, Sunday, February 24
Miami at Wake Forest, Saturday, February 23