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Virginia Cavaliers host Miami Hurricanes in college basketball action

Miami HurricanesVirginia Cavaliers
March 10, 12:00 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

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The Cavaliers will be trying to slam the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday when the teams tip off at Greensboro Coliseum in college betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the ACC Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Greensboro Coliseum.

Virginia will face the 18-13 Hurricanes, who own a 12-13-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 10-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hurricanes are 12-14 favoring the OVER.

View Miami vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cavaliers in this one, they're listed as 3.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cavaliers sit at No. 263 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hurricanes sit at No. 70 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Hurricanes will win this game 70-66.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Virginia has the nation's No. 310-rated offensive output, at 61.9 PPG. The visiting Hurricanes defense ranks No. 174 allowing on average 67.6 PPG. The Cavaliers FG% has averaged 41.5% so far, less than the Hurricanes marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Defensively, Miami features the nation's No. 129-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.1 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 341 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 66-57 loser as they battled Georgia Tech on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Miami got 14 points from Adrian Thomas but lost anyway, 66-57, to Georgia Tech on Sunday at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

Last time out for Virginia, they were a 74-60 winner as they battled Maryland on the road. They covered in the match as a 12-point underdog. The Terrapins were burned for 25 points by Sammy Zeglinski on Saturday as the Cavaliers put another game in the win column, 74-60, at Comcast Center.

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Georgia Tech are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Maryland are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Hurricanes at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 7 games
Virginia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami

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