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Virginia vs. Pittsburgh - 3/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh at Virginia
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
John Paul Jones Arena
Charlottesville, VA
The Line
Virginia -19 / over-under: 125
TV Channel
ESPN Extra
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The Pitt Panthers look to shock the college basketball world with an upset of the #2 Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday.

The slump of Pitt Panthers continued Tuesday in a 62-48 defeat against the Clemson Tigers as a 4.5 point underdog at home.

Pitt is squarely in the conference basement and haven’t won in over a month and that means their season will end in the first round of the playoffs against the top seed in the ACC.

Xavier Johnson was the Panthers top option against Clemson with 14 points with Terrell Brown adding eleven points and five pulls.

The Panthers received seven points and six rebounds from Jared Wilson-Frame followed by Trey McGowens with six points and five boards.

The Virginia Cavaliers kept winning with an 81-51 rout of the visiting Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as an 18.5 point favorite on Wednesday.

Virginia has shaken off a pair of loss to Duke and have won five straight to sit atop the conference with three game remaining on the schedule.

The balanced Cavaliers saw 19 points, five pulls and four assists from Ty Jerome with De’Andre Hunter adding 18 points and four pulls.

Kyle Guy gave Virginia eleven points while Braxton Key and Jay Huff tossed in eight points apiece and combined for ten rebounds.

Pitt Panthers are 0-10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall and Pitt Panthers are 0-10-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Atlantic Coast.

Virginia Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic Coast and Virginia Cavaliers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games.

Pitt Panthers are 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and Pitt Panthers are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Virginia.

I don’t know if the Cavaliers go hard for 40 minutes or just go through the motions but I’ll throw this out there…

Pick:
Virginia -19

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