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Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Cavaliers College Basketball Betting Preview

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Pittsburgh when they take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Panthers opened as 11.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Cavaliers bring a 20-9 record (17-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-15 Panthers, who are 12-16-2 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Virginia go 10-18 so far and the Pittsburgh Panthers go 13-17.

The Cavaliers - Panthers odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia is rated No. 89 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 158.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 242 nationally ranked offense (66.59 points per game) against a Pittsburgh Panthers defense that sits as the No. 197 at 75.43 PPG. The Virginia Cavaliers have been averaging 46.74% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (44.79% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michael Young scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 61-52 to Georgia Tech at Hank McCarmish Pavilion on Tuesday).

Virginia earned a 53-43 victory over North Carolina on Monday, getting 17 points from Kyle Guy at John Paul Jones Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Virginia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games
  • Virginia is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home