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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Hurricanes underdogs vs Cavaliers at Virginia

Miami HurricanesVirginia Cavaliers
14-13February 26, 2014, 07:00 | John Paul Jones Arena23-5

The Virginia Cavaliers will hit the floor running against the visiting Miami Hurricanes Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Hurricanes have watched them go 14-13 and 11-11 ATS on the year, while the Cavaliers are at 23-5 and 15-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Cavaliers are 9-14-1, while the Hurricanes have a 6-16 mark.

View Miami Hurricanes vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cavaliers installed as -12.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cavaliers at No. 17 and the Hurricanes at No. 158 heading into this contest.

Miami was a 69-42 winner in its last match at home against Boston College. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Miami cruised to victory on Saturday, running Boston College out of the gym and running up a 69-42 score at BankUnited Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hurricanes rank No. 129 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.19 per game. That compares with Virginia’s No. 105 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia is college basketball's No. 190-ranked team at 5.36 per game, while the Hurricanes rate No. 133 with 6.07 per game.

A few Hurricanes at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Miami is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games on the road
Virginia is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games
Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games
Virginia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Miami at North Carolina State, Saturday, March 1st
Virginia at Syracuse, Saturday, March 1st