Virginia vs. Yale - 11/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Yale Bulldogs (2-0) at Virginia Cavaliers (2-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -18 -- Over/Under: 130 See the Latest Odds
TV: ACC Network
The Virginia Cavaliers and the Yale Bulldogs face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The Virginia Cavaliers are off to a 2-0 start to the season after winning comfortably against soft competition. Virginia is averaging 74 points per game while shooting 55.9 percent from the floor and 30.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while their opponents are averaging 41.5 points and are shooting just 29.8 percent. Marial Shayok leads the Cavaliers averaging 11.5 points per game in 19 minutes. London Perrantes is averaging 9 point for Virginia, Jarred Reuter is averaging 8.5 points and 5 rebounds, and Darius Thompson is averaging 8 points. Virginia dismissed Austin Nichols from the team and they will be looking to replace his 11 points a game.
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The Yale Bulldogs are 2-0 to start the season after winning at Washington and then returning home to beat Lehigh. Yale is averaging 93.5 points per game and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor including 39.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 85.5 points and their opponents are shooting 52.5 percent. Sam Downey leads the Bulldogs averaging 19.5 points and 7 rebounds per game. Miye Oni is averaging 18.5 points and 5 rebounds for Yale, Alex Copeland is averaging 17 points, and Blake Reynolds is averaging 16 points and 5.5 rebounds. Last year Yale went to the NCAA Tournament where they were impressive and they hope to get back this year and advance further.
Virginia is 6-0 against the spread against the Ivy League, 8-1-1 against the spread in their last 10 home games, and 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 games. Yale is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games, 35-15-3 against the spread in their last 53 road games, and 2-6 against the spread against the ACC.
This just looks like way too many points and I can see Yale putting a good scare in Virginia here so I am taking the boatload of points.