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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Pittsburgh Panthers Underdogs vs Virginia Cavaliers

Pittsburgh looks to cover the Panthers-Cavaliers pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 11-3 mark when they host Virginia in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Pittsburgh Panthers as 6-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Pittsburgh Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Virginia Cavaliers have watched them go 11-2 and 8-4 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Pittsburgh Panthers are at 11-3 and 4-8-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Pittsburgh Panthers are 8-6, while the Virginia Cavaliers have a 4-8 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 71-rated Pittsburgh Panthers and the No. 18-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's No. 36-ranked scoring average of 81.93 PPG, against a Virginia Cavaliers defense rated No. 1 and allowing 48.62 PPG. The Pittsburgh Panthers FG% has averaged 47.27% to date this season, less than the Virginia Cavaliers shooters have managed so far (49.42% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cavaliers got 14 points from Kyle Guy, but it was Florida State that prevailed in a 60-58 final on Saturday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Pittsburgh got 25 points from Michael Young but lost anyway, 78-77, to Notre Dame on Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Virginia is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 6 games
  • Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-13-2 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-8-2 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Wake Forest, Sunday, January 8th
Pittsburgh at Syracuse, Saturday, January 7th

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