Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Cavaliers - 2/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Cavaliers (21-5) at Miami Hurricanes (21-5)
College Basketball: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers will travel to play the Miami Hurricanes in an ACC game on Monday.
The Miami Hurricanes are 21-5 (10-4) and are coming off of a loss to North Carolina by a score of 96-71. Miami has won 5 of their last 6 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the ACC standings. Miami is averaging 76.8 points per game while giving up 66.5 points per game. Miami is also averaging 36 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 15.8 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for Miami. Angel Rodriguez is averaging 11.5 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for the Hurricanes. Miami is shooting 75.1% on free throws, 35.7% on three-pointers, and 47.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Virginia Cavaliers are 21-5 (10-4) and are coming off of a win against NC State by a score of 73-53. Virginia has won 8 of their last 9 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the ACC standings. Virginia defeated Miami by a score of 66-58 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Virginia is averaging 71.1 points per game while giving up 59.5 points per game. Virginia is also averaging 31.7 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 17.8 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for Virginia. Anthony Gill is averaging 13.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Cavaliers. Virginia is shooting 75.4% on free throws, 40.6% on three-pointers, and 49.6% on all field goal attempts.
Virginia is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Virginia is 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games. The under is 6-0 in Virginia’s last 6 games. Miami is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games. Miami is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss. The under is 7-1 in Miami’s last 8 home games. Virginia is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
This should be a great game between two teams that are tied for 2nd in the ACC standings. Virginia won the first matchup between these teams, but Miami will have the home court advantage for this game. Virginia plays very good defense, while Miami is the better offensive team. Both of these teams are playing very well right now and I expect this to be a close game. I like Miami to win at home in this one.