Virginia vs. West Virginia - 12/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia Mountaineers (7-0) at Virginia Cavaliers (7-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and Virginia Cavaliers meet Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look for their first win over a ranked team to improve to 8-0. The West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 88.4 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 57.6 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Devin Williams is averaging 18.7 points and 10.7 rebounds while Daxter Miles Jr. is averaging 13.3 points and 1.7 assists. Jevon Carter is dishing 3.4 assists and Jonathan Holton is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The West Virginia Mountaineers are shooting 28.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. West Virginia is allowing 22 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 23.3 turnovers per game. The West Virginia Mountaineers have won 11 of their last 13 regular season games.
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The Virginia Cavaliers look for their first win over a ranked team to improve to 8-1 on the year. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 77.1 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 57.5 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 17.3 points and 2.8 assists while Anthony Gill is averaging 12.6 points and 5.8 rebounds. London Perrantes is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Tobey is grabbing five rebounds. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. Virginia is averaging just seven turnovers per game and allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep. The Virginia Cavaliers have won 16 of their last 18 regular season games.
The Mountaineers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cavaliers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 32-15-2 ATS in their last 49 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
I really like West Virginia's press defense, and it sure to give Virginia some issues on the offensive end. I see the Mountaineers defense being the difference in this game and give them a good shot to win outright.