NCAA Basketball betting line favors Cavaliers over Terriers
Wofford Terriers vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers host Wofford on Sunday, looking to build on their 9-3 mark against the 6-6 Terriers in college hoops action at John Paul Jones Arena.
The Terriers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 5-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Cavaliers are 6-3-1 ATS. Wofford is 0-2 on the totals; Virginia is 2-3.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Terriers were listed as 14-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers sit at No. 172 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Terriers sit at No. 113 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cavaliers will win this game 71-62.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 255 nationally ranked offense (64 points per game) against a Terriers defense that sits as the No. 34 at 58.2 PPG. The Cavaliers have been averaging 44.9% from the field, more than the Terriers have managed so far this season (39.2% on average).
Defensively, Wofford features the nation's No. 41-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 291 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Wofford was a 56-55 winner on the road against Xavier. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Wofford earned a 56-55 victory over Xavier on Saturday, getting 20 points from Karl Cochran at Cintas Center.
Last time out for Virginia, they were a 63-61 loser as they battled Old Dominion on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 14-point favorite. The Cavaliers got 18 points from Joe Harris, but it was Old Dominion that prevailed in a 63-61 final on Saturday at Richmond Coliseum.
Wofford Terriers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Tulane are 1-0
After playing Xavier are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing North Carolina are 4-6
After playing Old Dominion are 1-1
After a loss are 7-3
A few Terriers at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Wofford is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Virginia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Wofford at Tulane, Saturday, January 5
Virginia home to North Carolina, Sunday, January 6