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ACC Tournament - Pittsburgh Panthers face Virginia Cavaliers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Pittsburgh PanthersVirginia Cavaliers
25-8March 15, 2014, 01:00 | Greensboro Coliseum26-6

Virginia will look to improve on its 26-6 record on Saturday when they host Pittsburgh in NCAA basketball odds action at Greensboro Coliseum.

Supporters of the Panthers have watched them go 25-8 and 12-15-3 ATS on the year, while the Cavaliers are at 26-6 and 18-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 11-16-1, while the Panthers have a 19-11 mark.View Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

The Cavaliers were listed as -3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Cavaliers sit at No. 18 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 93 on the same chart.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was an 80-75 winner on the road against North Carolina. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Talib Zanna scored 19 points leading the Panthers to an 80-75 victory over North Carolina at Greensboro Coliseum on Friday.

In their last action, Virginia was a 64-51 winner at home against Florida State. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Virginia got 20 points from Joe Harris en route to a 64-51 victory over Florida State on Friday at Greensboro Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia's No. 217-ranked offense, averaging 66.22 PPG, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 23 at 62.7 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 45.22% so far, less than the Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.38% per game.