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Virginia Cavaliers vs Yale Bulldogs Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Virginia Cavaliers will try to cover the point spread at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Yale Bulldogs in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Yale Bulldogs were listed as 18-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Yale Bulldogs vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Cavaliers currently sport a 2-0 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Yale Bulldogs are 2-0 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Virginia Cavaliers produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Yale Bulldogs have gone 1-0 against the totals betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 36-rated Yale Bulldogs taking on the No. 6-rated Virginia Cavaliers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Virginia's No. 168-ranked scoring average of 74 PPG, against a Yale Bulldogs defense rated No. 247 and allowing 85.5 PPG. The Virginia Cavaliers FG% has averaged 55.88% to date this season, more than the Yale Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (46.53% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 20 points from Alex Copeland as Yale ran past Lehigh 89-81 on Thursday at John J. Lee Amphitheater.

The battle between the Cavaliers and Terriers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as St. Francis Brooklyn was handed a 72-32 defeat on Tuesday at John Paul Jones Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Yale is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games
  • Yale is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Yale is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Yale's last 6 games on the road
  • Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Virginia is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Yale at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, November 22nd
Virginia at Grambling State, Tuesday, November 22nd