Virginia vs. Providence - 11/26/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Providence Friars (4-1) at Virginia Cavaliers (5-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (The Arena at NW Florida St)
The Line: Virginia -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Providence Friars and Virginia Cavaliers meet Saturday night in college basketball action at The Arena at NW Florida St.
The Providence Friars look for another statement victory while building on their three-game winning streak. The Providence Friars are averaging 68.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 56.6 points on 40 percent shooting. Rodney Bullock is averaging 21 points and 7.5 rebounds while Emmitt Holt is averaging 16.7 points and 1.3 assists. Ryan Fazekas is grabbing 2.5 rebounds and Kyron Cartwright is dishing 9.3 assists. The Providence Friars are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Providence Friars are allowing 23.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Providence Friars have won five of their last eight neutral site games.
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The Virginia Cavaliers look to remain undefeated on the season after a fast 5-0 start. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 74.8 points on 50.7 percent shooting and allowing 39.2 points on 29.5 percent shooting. Marial Shayok is averaging 12.5 points and one assist while Austin Nichols is averaging 11 points and three rebounds. Kyle Guy is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Thompson is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Cavaliers are allowing 25.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Virginia Cavaliers have won six of their last eight neutral site games.
The Cavaliers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Friars are 14-4 ATS in their last 18 neutral site games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast. The under is 7-0 in Friars last 7 overall and the under is 15-5 in Cavaliers last 20 overall.
Providence isn't as deep offensively as it was in years past with Kris Dunn leading the way, and Virginia continues to be a headache defensively. While the chalk is rather high, the Cavs are in great form and will be too much for a thin Friars squad. Give me Virginia by double digits.