The Texas Southern Tigers and Virginia Cavaliers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the John Paul Jones Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Texas Southern Tigers Betting Preview
The Texas Southern Tigers are still looking for their first win of the season. The Texas Southern Tigers haven’t started 0-3 since the 2021-22 season. The Texas Southern Tigers are averaging 53.5 points on 30.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting. PJ Henry is averaging 9.5 points and 3 rebounds, while Jonathan Cisse is averaging 9.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Jaylen Wysinger is grabbing 4 rebounds and Jahmar Young Jr. is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Texas Southern Tigers are shooting 18.9 percent from beyond the arc and 50 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Southern Tigers are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Preview
The Virginia Cavaliers look for another win to remain undefeated. The Virginia Cavaliers look for their sixth 4-0 start in the last 8 years. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 77.7 points on 49.7 percent shooting and allowing 57 points on 35.5 percent shooting. Reece Beekman is averaging 11.3 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Jacob Groves is averaging 10.7 points and 1.7 assists. Isaac McKneely is the third double-digit scorer and Leon Bond III is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 44.2 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Cavaliers are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.
The Virginia Cavaliers are obviously the better team and could blow the doors off here. However, this could be a look ahead spot for Virginia with Wisconsin on deck. Also, I don't love laying massive numbers with a Virginia team that sometimes struggles offensively and plays with a slow pace. The Texas Southern Tigers also just hung around with Arizona State on the road, and the defense hasn't been terrible. Give me the points with Texas Southern if forced to pick.