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Virginia Cavaliers vs Pittsburgh Panthers College Basketball Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Panthers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Virginia Cavaliers at Petersen Events Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Pittsburgh Panthers betting line as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Panthers sit at 17-4 (10-10 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Virginia Cavaliers are currently 18-4 (8-12 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Pittsburgh is 10-10 OU, and Virginia is 11-9 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Panthers at No. 103 and the Virginia Cavaliers at No. 125 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 31 nationally ranked offense (80.48 points per game) against a Virginia Cavaliers defense that sits as the No. 6 at 60.55 PPG. The Pittsburgh Panthers have been averaging 47.77% from the field, less than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (49.57% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Virginia earned a 61-47 victory over Boston College on Wednesday, getting 27 points from Malcolm Brogdon at John Paul Jones Arena.

Pittsburgh earned a 90-71 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday, getting 23 points from Sheldon Jeter at Petersen Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Virginia is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Virginia Tech, Tuesday, February 9th
Pittsburgh at Miami, Tuesday, February 9th

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