Virginia at Miami - 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 PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and Miami Hurricanes meet Monday night at the BankUnited Center.
The Virginia Cavaliers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 71.1 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 59.5 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 17.8 points and 2.9 assists while Anthony Gill is averaging 13.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. London Perrantes is the third double-digit scorer and Mike Tobey is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Cavaliers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game. The Virginia Cavaliers have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Miami Hurricanes hope for another win after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 76.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 15.8 points and 3.2 rebounds while Angel Rodriguez is averaging 11.5 points and 4.4 assists. Ja'Quan Newton is dishing 2.5 assists and Davon Reed is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Hurricanes are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Miami Hurricanes have won 11 straight home games.
The Cavaliers are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 Monday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hurricanes are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 home games and 19-9-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Miami-Florida and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
Virginia is starting to look like Virginia again, but the Cavs continue to be shaky on the road. Miami may not get a lot of love from the media, but the Hurricanes have Final Four potential. This Miami team is very good. At home and a pick em? I'm siding with the Hurricanes.