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Virginia Cavaliers vs. Vermont Catamounts - 11/19/19 NCAAB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Vermont Catamounts at Virginia Cavaliers
Date & Time Tuesday November 19, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
John Paul Jones Arena
Charlottesville, VA
The Line
Virginia Cavaliers -14.5 . Total 114.5
TV Channel
ACCNX
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Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Vermont Catamounts hit the road for a contest with the Virginia Cavaliers.  The Catamounts are (4-0) thus far, coming off a 70-68 win on the road against St. Johns.  The Cavaliers are ranked 7th and have a (3-0) record.  Virginia is coming off a 60-42 win over Columbia.

The Catamounts were guided by Anthony Lamb in the win over St. John's.  Lamb was 10 of 26 from the floor, totaling 23 points.  Lamb had the go ahead basket with 2 seconds left to give Vermont the win over St. Johns.  The Catamounts shot 40% from the floor and 25% from distance.  Vermont got smoked on the glass, being out rebounded 50 to 37.  Vermont trailed St. John's at the half, 31-26.

In the Cavaliers win over Columbia, Virginia was led by Mamadi Diakite.  Diakite was 4 of 10 from the floor, recording 13 points and 8 rebounds in the game.  Jay Huff also contributed 13 points in the win.  The Cavaliers shot over 40% from the floor and 33% from deep.  Virginia had solid defense, allowing Columbia to shoot just 28% from deep and 28% overall from the floor.  The Cavaliers biggest lead was 26 points.

Recent Betting Trends:

Catamounts are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.

Catamounts are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

The under is 4-0 in Catamounts last 4 overall.

Cavaliers are 48-22-1 ATS in their last 71 games overall.

Cavaliers are 20-9 ATS in their last 29 non-conference games.

The under is 10-3 last 13 non-conference games.

Both teams are undefeated coming into this matchup.  The Cavaliers championship last year was built around defense, so it is no surprise that the Cavaliers have given up a high of 42 points in a game this year.  Virginia even held Syracuse to just 34 points.  Vermont has gotten off to a great start, considering three of the games have been on the road.  Vermont has road wins over St. Bonaventure, Bucknell, and St. Johns.  This will be the toughest task the Catamounts will have had thus far and even though their offense has looked good, this is the Virginia defense they are going up against.  I'll take the points with Virginia, but Vermont battles and stays in this game through the first half.  Final score prediction, Virginia will cover, 63-47.   

Pick:
UVA -14.5
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