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Virginia Cavaliers vs. Miami Hurricanes Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/26/14

Miami Hurricanes (14-13) at Virginia Cavaliers (23-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)

The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN Game Plan

The Miami Hurricanes travel to Virginia to play the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

The Miami Hurricanes improved to 14-13, 5-9 ACC after beating Boston College 69-42 on Saturday night. On the season, Rion Brown is averaging a team-high 15 points per game along with a team-high 6.3 rebounds per game. Garrius Adams is averaging 10.2 points per game and a team-high 2.9 assists per contest. The Hurricanes are shooting only 41.4% from the field this season while averaging 61.7 points per game as a team. The Hurricanes are a decent rebounding team, pulling down 35.2 boards per game. Miami won back-to-back games for the first time since late-December, but they have struggled in ACC play overall this season. The Hurricanes will now head out on a three-game road trip; Miami is a solid 6-4 on the road this season.

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Miami Hurricanes Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/26/14

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The Virginia Cavaliers improved to 23-5, 14-1 ACC after beating Notre Dame at home 70-49 on Saturday. On the season, Malcolm Brogdon is averaging a team-high 12.3 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. Joe Harris is averaging a second-best 11.5 points per game, while Akil Mitchell is averaging a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers are shooting 45.2% from the field while averaging 65.9 points per game as a team this season. Virginia is a good rebounding team, averaging 35.9 boards per game. The Cavaliers are on a roll as they have won eleven straight games, all in conference play. Virginia will be back at home for their second straight game after playing three of four on the road. The Cavaliers have not lost a home game since the beginning of December against Wisconsin.

I think this will be a low-scoring game with two solid defensive teams going at it. Miami has played well on the road, while Virginia is the hottest team in the country right now. Virginia should win this game, but I’m not sure they will win by double-digits, especially with Syracuse on deck this Saturday. I’ll take the points with the Hurricanes in a low-scoring game.

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